Somebody wrote to me recently:
I am trying to balance receiving guidance with the actual putting it into practice, and I admit that I sometimes fall into intellectual fascination for these discussions and I moreover need to put my ego aside and really listen.
You can always escape from all complexity and from the ego by making yourself conscious, by leaving the lost-in-thoughts state. It’s the simplest thing in the world. It’s like turning the lights on. Anything that happens when the lights are on, is beneficial. You don’t have to care what is happening under the lights. The fact that the lights are on is all that matters.
I will turn the lights on
Turn them on and keep them on.
If you don’t believe me, believe Annamalai Swami. He said:
You stumble around in the darkness of your mind, not knowing that you have a torch in your hand. That light is the light of the Self. Switch it on and leave it on and you will never stumble again. (From Annamalai Swami: Final Talks.)