With the recent release of the movie “The Joker”, it seemed appropriate to expand on the concept, to see what we can learn from this popular movie character.
One of the great fallacies in life is that “enlightenment” requires work, toil, and effort to obtain. Surely something as grand as enlightenment must be difficult to “obtain”?
Alan Watts’ book The Way Of Zen is a classic. Here are a few bits of wisdom I’ve already picked up from reading his book:
Many times, obstacles are there to show us the “wrong way”. Obstacles are doing us a favor. They are showing us where not to go. They are telling us to find a different path.
My point here isn’t really to debate the best way to eliminate plastic from society, my point is when you have thoughts and ideas, they will start to percolate out into the universal consciousness and begin to take form in reality.
The inner activist focuses on personal development and growth, rather than trying to fight something “outside” of his or her Self.
Flow states enable us to achieve greater levels of mastery, higher levels of consciousness, and outstanding creativity.
Using our imagination is not a flaw in the design of who and what we are, it is the central feature.
It may appear that we only find rewards such as money, fame, and glory when we give in to the Houses of Dark, while those who persevere in the Houses of Light might appear to be poor, meek failures. This is a great deception.