Also, I wrote this yesterday for my blog but in the end it didn't make the cut, but I thought I would post it here anyway (I thought it more apposite).
I know that many people will be surprised by the route I’ve chosen -- it’s a long while ago I wrote specifically about social media or business development -- but the truth is that sometimes you have to recognise the message arising from your awakening (mine starting with a subarachnoid haemorrhage) or else you’ll end up in a worse position than you started.
When I look back now on the last few years, I can see that so much of my past conditioning has fallen away. My musings on simplicity, spirituality, beginner’s mind and presence haven’t just come about because they seem trendy or a new paradigm to promulgate, but, instead, they bring me (us) closer to the true self.
I know I’ve left a confusing trail for others to follow but, then again, I know without the various meanderings, I would haven't discovered that success (I’m not 100% comfortable with that word but it’s the easiest to recognise in our physical world) will never come about by material gain, the pursuit of more or status. No, it arises when we can see through the false, ego-centric self and come alive to our true nature. Also, we recognise our place in the natural world, not as masters but no more and no less than stewards.
At this stage, I could point you to any number of books that might set you on a different path, but my view remains that we come alive when we're ready. I would like to think that this ‘happening’ is available to everyone but I fear that some people are so in love with the system and all that they believe it offers they will never connect with their true selves. That’s not entirely true. I think, in the end, as we approach death, we all come to the same place, no different to the place when we born into this world.