May 17, 2008
Open eyes are very nice to have, especially if you are looking for
And a statement like that is perhaps reminiscent of the time when Mahatma Gandhi was asked his opinion of Western civilization. His reply was: "That would be nice."
It is a good idea to have eyes open when looking for something, but sometimes that is easier said than done. There are always the people who want to mind your business for you and tell you what you are seeing. And there are the false leads that look like what you are seeking but are not. And then there are the distractions which try to get you off of your path. And then, of course, there's the situation in which you are looking at what you are seeking, but you don't recognize that what you are about to overlook is what you've been after all along!
Of course, there are those folks who don't even know that there is something to look for. But they're not likely to be listening to a podcast like this.
I will admit that I've never had a burning bush want to discuss something with me, and I've never had a heavenly lady, angel, goddess or god suddenly appear and introduce herself/himself and give advice. But that does not mean that I might not occasionally hear from The Divine or from someone who has gotten to be much closer to The Divine than I am right now.
On my own spiritual quest, the most major discoveries have not been accompanied by a "Eureka," but more often by something to the effect of "Well, DUH!"
And so, something on the subject of open eyes.