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Running in Place

As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…

What keeps a person stuck as if running in place is seeking and trying to manufacture peace, love, kindness, mindfulness, spirituality, and so on, instead of aligning yourself with the present moment which allows these attributes to arise naturally. This is what keeps the running in place energy active; the energy of this seeking is circular (like a dog chasing its tail) so it’s never going to produce anything that’s going to get you anywhere. You may bounce to a seemingly different place because it’s given a different label, but as long as you think you have to do something to manufacture a certain desired result, running in place will continue regardless of what it’s called, and so you will remain stuck in the circular energy of going no where.

This seeking of desired results makes a person use an an array of things, from sweets, drugs, alcohol, gambling, tv, success, sex, programs, another book, retreats, a path, meditation, and many other things. What these all have in common is they keep you attached to the running in place seeking energy which is attached to by the Conditioned Mind. A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. Repeat: A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. This is because seeking energy is the exact energy that blocks the alignment which allows energy to transform. Only when you stop running in place can a transformation or shift occur. As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…