On Enlightenment and Self-Sabotage

A short piece on the perils and necessity of seeing more clearly.

 "Awakening, Growth (d)" by Matt Vaillette

"Awakening, Growth (d)" by Matt Vaillette

Many believe enlightenment to be a pleasant experience. One can find pure joy, and love. Often too, it's destabilizing. To see further, one must see greater suffering; Be aware of greater perils. Even intimately understand existential dread.

It takes time to recover, to rebuild after these experiences. But what is lost is something that did not work, and never would. It holds oneself back, and prevents growth. Surely, people die of old age, with shriveled hearts and closed minds; It happens every day!

One who self-sabotages will find, they either hit rock bottom at some point—or die miserably. Why suffer longer than necessary? 

Tend to the wound, even if it hurts—and it does hurt.