How do you make sure you wake up for that thing that is so important?
You set an alarm.
It is the same for waking up into Being. Somewhere, way in the back of yourself, you know you need to wake up. That it is critical to do so, and that if you don’t, you are going to miss everything. So, without being awake to it, you start setting off alarms. Your resentment, complaining, bitterness, and contempt are the initial sounds. Then the swirling, stinging, choking problems come, strangling the life out of you. Wake up! No! Stop it! Somebody turn the klaxon off! Take it away! No. It is for you. It is set off by you. YOU have to do it. It is the only way. You have to look at it. Face it. The serpent. The dead Christ on the cross. No! That is too alarming! Wake up! This is YOU! You are flat-lined! You must see who you are! It is to show you, to shake you, to shock you back to life—real life. See it. Accept it. Don’t roll over. Don’t pretend it’s not happening. Don’t ignore. Open your eyes! Accept it. It is the only way to silence the alarm. Sit up and look at the sunrise. Surprise! The long night is over. The day you're waiting for is finally here.