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Orphic Quest

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Embarking on the arduous journey from the familiar shores of consciousness to the mysterious realms of the uncharted can be daunting. Is this merely the mind's subterfuge, a clever ruse to perpetuate its illusions? Am I, unknowingly, barricading myself from the profound truths that once resonated deeply within my soul? Perhaps, in the serene presence of a guru, one momentarily ascends to a heightened state of awareness, only to descend into the maelstrom of ego once ensconced in the mundanity of daily life.


The mind, ever elusive, crafts its reality from shadows and whispers. Recall those psychology texts hinting at the mind’s deceptive prowess, originally contextualized around psychoactive substances, yet undoubtedly applicable to the natural undulations of consciousness. Learned insights under altered states fade upon returning to our cognitive baseline. Do habitual users of substances like cannabis or alcohol forsake their enlightenment upon sobriety? Yet, there are paths to reclaim these lost messages—through introspection, meditation, and the immersive process of self-dating as Manorama suggests.

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However, what of the perpetual fear, the unmet gaze upon one's true self, unmediated by any substance? This fear ensnares, constrains us. The mind, comfortable in its confinement, resists expansion. It is restless, perpetually oscillating, evading stability. Enslaved by relentless thoughts, one risks becoming a mere echo of mental disturbances, their essence never at peace, ceaselessly ensnared in life’s frenetic pace—unless they choose otherwise.

Remember, you are more than your thoughts. Do not confine your spirit within the narrow bounds of your mind. It fears the unexplored, dreading what lies beyond the sensory reach, terrified of the profound truths that might unravel its constructs.


Aspire to elevate your consciousness continually, challenging the complacency that whispers of sufficiency. The ego, cunning and calculating, seduces with comparisons, breeds contentment with mediocrity. But do not be swayed. Others, trapped in their fears, may seek to tether you to their limitations. Yet, their fears are not your own. Translate their ego-driven narratives into the language of love, gently challenging, transforming through your essence of compassion.

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Rise above the egos of others that seek to ensnare you, masquerading their fears as your destiny. If aiding another compromises your balance, step away—this is not selfishness but preservation of your higher purpose. The cosmos beckons, a tempest of potential awaiting those ready to harness its energy. Earth herself yearns for renewal, for beings of action whose deeds resonate louder than their words.


Strive to be an exemplar, not swayed by the avoidance of others, but leading by the luminous truth of your journey. They evade not because of you, but because they are unprepared to face the abyss that promises transformation. It is the ego’s last stand, maintaining its illusion with desperate fervor.


Embrace the orphic quest—mystical, elusive, and profoundly transformative, beckoning you to realms beyond the grasp of conventional understanding.

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This post was written Dec 21, 2006

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