Over the years, I have noticed a great number of individuals whether they were students or teachers, (myself included) who have actually used spirituality and especially nonduality as a way to avoid life, as a way to avoid the rawness of Reality.
We can use anything, even our spiritual beliefs as defenses against being overwhelmed by the wildness and uncontrollable nature of life.
But one day we realize that we can no longer maintain any walls between us and life, and when that day comes we discover Oneness with all of creation.
We discover that the universe is absolutely good and that we need no defending against life…..
But of course we have to be willing to jump in the ocean of Life and allow ourselves to be overwhelmed and see that who and what we are is the ocean…..and therefore cannot be harmed, cannot be overwhelmed, and at one with all of life!
– Craig Holliday