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contrary to the unfolding of Reality and is a great impediment 

to its mature expression. he aim of this teaching is to wake up 

to the absolute nature of Reality, then embody and live it to the 

fullest extent possible. Such awakening does eventually bring a 

sense of deep peace, love, and well-being, but these are the by- 

products of the awakened state, not the goal.

It is not the pursuit of greater and greater states of happiness 

and bliss that leads to enlightenment, but the yearning for Real- 

ity and the rabid dissatisfaction with living anything less than a 

fully authentic life.

Wake Up or Perish

he world’s problems are, by and large, human problems—the 

unavoidable consequence of egoic sleepwalking. If we care to 

look, all the signs are present to suggest that we are not only 

sleepwalking, but at times borderline insane as well. In a man- 

ner of speaking, we have lost (or at the very least forgotten) our 

souls, and we try very, very hard not to notice, because we don’t 

want to see how asleep we are, how desolate our condition really 

is. So we blindly carry on, driven by forces we do not recognize 

or understand, or even acknowledge.

We are no doubt at a very critical point in time. Our world 

hangs in the balance, and a precarious balance it is. Awakening 

to Reality is no longer a possibility; it is an imperative. We have 

sailed the ship of delusion about as far as she can carry us. We 

have run her ashore and now ind ourselves shipwrecked on an 

increasingly desolate land. Our options have imploded. “Wake 

up or perish” is the spiritual call of our times. Did we ever need 

more motivation than this?

And yet all is eternally well, and more well than can be 



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