last night, i was writing a post for the thread "question on free will from david's interview on red ice" when it occurred to me that we tend to have a subtle misconception about what our purpose is in being here.
we tend to think that the mundane experiences of life are obstacles to our spirituality. but in fact, the reason that we even exist is not to be profoundly spiritual and advanced. we were already pure oneness before all of this incarnating got under way. being spiritual is no big deal. it is our baseline. what is a big deal is experience. all experience adds to the collective richness of being, and it is why we are in 3d bodies doing the dishes and driving to work and water skiing and sitting at our computers and loving and hating and giving and taking and hurting and being hurt, and singing and crying and laughing and arguing and striving to become more spiritual and...well, you get the idea.
what really matters is giving space to experience. what really, really matters is being present and conscious in our experience, no matter how boring or sexy that experience might be. in fact, this is what spirituality is all about. to be more spiritual, become more presently engaged in the moments as they unfold.
what i have discovered is that when i engage this moment fully, i have no space for dwelling in the past or obsessing over worries about the future. the moments come one after another, and there is no space between them for worry and fear and resentment and remorse. this has turbocharged my sensitivity to the world i live in, and the energy that courses through everything. and it has greatly enhanced my ability to live in peace with whatever comes.