ASK ABDI: HOW DO I DEAL WITH RAPID CHANGE?
QUESTION: I am changing so much in a short period of time! I am reading a little bit of your book, Shadows on the Path, every night. The concept of negative pleasure and that of "death as master" resonate especially with me. I recall when you said in a lecture that only if one is entirely present one can truly face reality. As I wake up, I am wondering how I even managed to navigate through life in the state of withdrawal I found myself in.
I have many questions...
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ANSWER: In times of such rapid change it is important to let things unfold and stop trying to figure things out in your head. That is your anxiety trying to control things that are beyond control. Everything will be revealed in its own time, if one is paying attention. You are paying attention and that is the most important thing.
Step away from thinking, and there is nowhere you can not go.