Did you get to see the “Isaac books” yet?
The “Walking the Bridge” series, based on
spiritual discussions with my friend Isaac?
Well, you’re in luck, because the Volume 3 eBook arrives today! Walking The Bridge: The Art of All-Is-Well.
Grab your digital copy here now for only $3.99, or plan to grab it Nov 7 and 8, when it will be a freebie.
Here is an excerpt of Isaac talking in Chapter 22:
One swami’s students asked him, “Tell us your experience of when you reached enlightenment.”
He said, “First of all, it’s a place without words, and you’re asking me to supply words. But I will say it’s a place where Nothing is wrong anymore.”
This may be the best and shortest description I’ve ever heard.
Nothing is wrong anymore.
This awareness that nothing is wrong will grow according to how much you learn to accept and accommodate.
Even the highest yogi, while he may appear calm, may feel distress or excitement about something.
No matter how calm he seems, he is still a relative self in this world.
He is not changeless in this world.
The most he can do, or any of us can do, is to keep practicing more acceptance and accommodation.
For myself, I notice that as I age, when I am presented with praise or blame, I take it less personally than when I was younger. I am given praise or blame, and I still say, “thanks” or “get lost” according to the situation. But underneath everything, I feel less pulled by either experience.
As Yogananda liked to say, the truly wise can “Stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds.”
Imagine: the crash of breaking worlds.
That’s a tall order.
Yet each of us can face our own upsets with more accommodation.
We are a relative self, learning to accommodate more.
We are also a Changeless self.
We are both the changing and the changeless.
Our Sages tell us our Changeless self is “nearer than the near.”
Get your eBook copy of Walking The Bridge: The Art of All-Is-Well
(Print paperback version will be available soon through this same link.)
See also Volume 1 and Volume 2, and for a taste of both go to
(Thanks to Wikipedia for this crashing wave 😉