Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process.
It has nothing to do with becoming better or happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth.
It’s seeing through the façade of pretence.
It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.
The late, great Japanese natural farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka once wrote:
“I do not particularly like the word ‘work’. Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive.”
You might argue that we ‘need’ to work in order to pay mortgages and buy food etc, but that’s surely just the system we are currently in… It wasn’t always this way, and needn’t be in the future either, however we would have to change our expectations drastically!