Originally Posted by VinceG
Why are you on a spiritual path? It's ambiguous, it's soul-baring. Wouldn't it just be so much easier to give it up? Instead of trying to love more, why not make some more cash? You can always be humble later. Instead of working so hard to learn to relate to others, why don't you just start a business? Business offers concrete, actionable results. Relating just gives you more pain. Why be creative? Creativity is hard, and people just want to attack you for it! Punching a clock, that's easier, and you get paid for it! Good luck getting paid as an artist. Why be so curious? Curiosity killed the cat, you know. Much better to have certainty. Certainty never killed anyone, people build careers on certainty! You can always blame someone else if you're wrong. You want a career, right?
I'll tell you why you're doing it. Because that other life, well, it just isn't worth living. And if that makes you judgmental, well, so-rr-rr-y! Others can have their cash, their security, their certainty. You can have love, laughter, beauty.
Like all physical life forms, we are pleasure seeking entities and as such, we naturally gravitate (albeit some faster than others) towards the ultimate 'pleasure'.... higher levels of peace, love, joy...much the same way a flower turns to seek out the light.
Our curiosity and desire to 'know' is merely the manifestation of our natural inclination to move towards that which is at the core of our being...Love.