250. A tunnel


It’s amazing that even at this point in our evolution we can still believe in the  completely unprovable. We have learned a couple of things. Sacrificing your first born does not stop thunderstorms or insure a good corn crop. The earth is neither flat nor does the sun revolve around it. Perhaps we can now add the “Yellow Brick Road” theory to our list of extinct ideas.

The theory goes something like this:
Upon arriving at a certain place in the yellow brick road: the right job, the right relationship, the right amount of money, we will achieved a state of happiness which will persist. The reason we are not fulfilled is that we just haven’t gotten there yet. OK now, how can we prove this: who do we know that has gotten there and affirmed this theory. The short answer as far as I know is: nobody. This fairy tale has diminished countless lives.
When we have the courage to let go of this yellow brick road theory, where are we?  We are right here. We are “Wayfarer” (travelers) of the Way.   The way of life and death. We are free of the “Yellow Brick Road” prison. In Zen we say, the nose ring that we have been led by has been removed from our nose.
Being free we can choose to pursue anything.  We are no longer at the mercy of an unproven, illusory theory.We can play in the field of life.
In fact we are just fooling around in a very serious way.
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