The Problem


There is only one “problem”…


The problem is…
Identification with the felt sense of “I”,
With the felt sense of an object-self
With self-qualifications,
Self-quantifications,
And self-judgments.
The felt sense of it all.

Make no mistake, dear Hearts,
That's the only “spiritual” problem.

There is no inherent problem with enjoyment.
No problem with your human nature.
No problem inherent in sex.
No problem inherent in tequila.
No problem inherent in marijuana.
No problem inherent in watching tv.
No problem inherent in anything…
Anything
Whatsoever
But… the felt sense of “You”.

There is only one “problem”…
With “good” and “bad”.
“Right” and “wrong”,
“Better” or “worse”
“Enlightened” or “unenlightened”
And that is how they define…
You.

For God's sake, make no mistake,
The very fact of your existence
Is cause enough,
Is reason enough,
For Love.

The very fact of your existence
Gives rise to the Ecstasy of Being.
Simply the very fact,
That you Are.

Not that you have “become” this or that,
Not that you have “done” this, or “stopped doing” that,
Have “Attained” this, or “merited” that.
Have “seen” this, or “realized” that,
Have “experienced” this or that…

Dear God… not that you have become “worthy”.

Simply the very fact
That you Are
Is cause enough,
Is reason enough,
For Love.