How Deep Do You Go?

Sue Dhillon
2 min readFeb 21, 2024

A quote I’ve been pondering lately makes me want to ask this question.

Here’s the quote for reference and then let’s consider how deep you go with yourself?

Most people even though they don’t know it are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry asleep, they breed children asleep, they die asleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.

Anthony De Mello

So let me ask you are you really even scratching the surface of what is possible for you? Are you living on the periphery?

What does it all mean for you anyway?

Have you ever paused to contemplate why you’re here in the first place? Is it really for everyone else? It is really to give and give and just show up and be so dependent on everyone around you, not for monetary reasons, but for emotional and psychological reasons. Dependent in a way that makes your own existence matter less?

Meaning your world revolves around others minus solitary moments of bliss where you are alone yet completely whole. How often do you have moments like this where you yearn for quietude and draw yourself, your senses, your imagination and all of your awareness inward rather than out?

Sure we need people. We need human connection to thrive, but there is a space for embracing you time, alone time within the comfort of the very depths of your being. So comfortable that perhaps you could get lost there, stay there, not even want to come back out of there.

This happens more often than you think. Sadhus and Yogis are lost in this very space, a space of the deepest profoundness and tranquility.

The desire to return to the monotony and chaos for many is quite frankly Nil.

Sure you may not want to lead a monastic life, but there are opportunities that are passing you by perhaps to awaken to more for yourself by taking moments of monastic reprieve.

What we find there heightens everything else.

We get more out of everything when we venture inward.

It’s counter intuitive really. Stepping away awakens you to even more when you come back.

And it’s this ritualistic step away that helps you live in a state of wakefulness rather than a constant sleep.

It’s so magical and beautiful I like the Sadhus find more and more I long to go there, be there and just stay there.

Checkout my previous post — Soul Searching here.

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