A full life is not necessarily full.

High social value is placed on he or she with more.  

More likes. More dates. More friends. More travel. More money. More fame. And on and on.

All these things and those like them allegedly signal, "I am special. I am more worthy than most," which is why they become blind pursuits. Blind, indeed. 

In the presence of more, we easily get lost. We lose contact with ourselves and our innermost thoughts and feelings. High as we may feel, after some time, a nagging will appear to come down and sober up.   

The truth is: we need less to be more. We need to be empty to feel full. It's totally opposite of conventional wisdom. Just look at where conventional wisdom has brought us! 

In the presence of less (people, things. activity, noise), we catch up with ourselves and truths we may not have been aware of before.

Such is the path of realization. To realize what is truly true for us and there abide.

All good things in all good time.

For the most part, we think about enlightenment, spirituality, and the like entirely wrong.

We think about enlightenment in epic terms. Bright white lights. Something intensely mystical.

That can be part of it but certainly is not the essence of the experience.

Enlightenment is nothing more or less than the death of the anxious self. That's it.

The anxious self is the split off self. Alone. Fighting for survival. Caught in thinking. Seeking externally for solutions.

The anxious self must die. There isn't a gentler way to put it. It's the ultimate goal of yogic systems, contrary to what passes for the ancient science this day. The Mahabharat, actually, is filled with war allegory. This is why.

You'd be surprised how many among us would rather toy with the notion than submit to the flames.

We get attached to our anxious self. We don't know what we'd do without it. A certain comfort is found in it.

In the end, it is a false comfort and realizing this more and more is what propels us, like moths to light, to ending the drama once and for all.

The question really is your internal readiness to let go. Wherever you are with that decision is perfect and good. There is no need to worry about it or rush.

All good things in all good time.

Anxiety ends where knowledge and knowing begins.

There is only one cure — cure — for anxiety.

Coping mechanisms are many. Relationships. Money. Substances. Talking. Spiritual practices. Various "doing" strategies.

Anxiety ends where knowledge and knowing begins.

Anxiety is distrust of an uncertain future. Such distrust is rooted in belief of an independent "I" or "me" on its own, capable of being harmed.

Knowledge says: come what may, I am OK.

I am OK. Ever and in all ways.

Knowing this vs. understanding this—this is the end of anxiety, once and for all.

But how to know this?

By wanting to know the Truth. By accepting nothing less than Truth. By being dissatisfied with anything that does not result in the final cause.

Then, you'll eventually figure it out.