“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realisation of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ― Osho
"There is a principle which is bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation." - Herbert Spencer
Touching the world
Its a very personal journey and a beautiful experience to reveal not only all the beauty around you, but that which shines within. Learning to get beyond the mind's interpretations and in essence truly touch the world.
In yogic philosophy we cognise the physical world around us through our five organs of perception and without them we would not be aware of the physical world. Interestingly through genetics, conditioning, society and perception, all of these senses are experienced differently for different people.
"When we are harmed by another's actions, it is wise to recognise the harm, to rectify it, and to avoid future harm. Aversion (dvesa), on the other hand, is not seeing (avidya) the distinction between awareness and the self and thus reflexively carrying the hurt forward by becoming identified with it. It becomes part of 'me,' and the one who harmed becomes the 'hurter.' Mired in these identities, both we and they will have a more difficult time moving forward from a painful experience. Righteousness and guilt can seem worthwhile and may certainly appear to promote personal and social goals, but they actually prolong suffering. Neither is the same as clear awareness, the true foundation for taking responsibility." - Chip Hartranftm The Yoga Sutra of Patanjal