So, no, we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto, too.
I burned a bridge to my past recently. And am still reeling a bit. I had a sense of myself as a teacher of a specific meditative practice, and nourished my story around this bit of my persona for many years.
Once I burned the bridge to the story, and the concomitant behaviors, I was free to see how I had been shackling myself with expectations of how I wanted the world to respond to my story.
The story does not matter that much. What matters is the freedom I am now experiencing.
Enlightenment is still my passion. It just will look very different, that is: how I offer that (my passion and my experience) up to the world.
My Teacher had achieved the fullness of human consciousness.
He told us we would too. I'm still experiencing boundaries.
And I'm still experiencing The Unbounded at the same time.
I won't go any further for now.
I still feel tired some. However un-enlightened that may sound.