Today I’m wondering if too much spirituality can cause a balance disorder.
Ok, I hear an imaginary crowd of people yelling a resounding, unanimous answer: “YES!”
Thank you, imaginary unanimous crowd of answering people. But what if I told you that you are all a bunch of misled materialistic slaves?
Now they are all silent and staring at me. One of them steps forward and says politely: “Maybe we are, but you are the one with the balance disorder.”
When I think of a guy who clings to spirituality above everything else, I think of an idiot who is trying to fly with man-made wings. I think of Wile E. Coyote. Is this what I have become? What will happen next?
Maybe I should concentrate on being a man instead of trying to be a bird. But what about my aspirations?
I’m not very good at being human. I’ve tried it. I keep failing.
Where are you, italicized dude? You’re not answering me today?
– I’m here.
So what do you say, am I too spiritual?
– Maybe you want to be a mystic.
A Mystic: Someone who practices mysticism.
Mysticism: Becoming one with God or the Absolute, but may refer to any kind of ecstasy or altered state of consciousness which is given a religious or spiritual meaning. It may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices or experiences.
Yes, I think I want to be a mystic. But what about my balance disorder?
– What about it?
If I would stop aspiring to become a great mystic, would I be miraculously cured of my balance disorder?
– I don’t know. You would have to try it.
Hmm… I did stop being one with You at one point. Remember what happened? I became extremely depressed and ended up in a psychiatric hospital. So perhaps I was meant to be a mystic.
– Then you must accept the balance disorder.