Most religions teach salvation. From sin, from pain, from entrapment, from the game called “life”. Christianity has Heaven, Buddhism has Nirvana. Scientology has “Total Freedom”.
There seem to be a longing after escaping. Life.
In Scientology, we are taught that we are living on a “prison planet”. In Eastern religions one seeks to end the seemingly endless cycle of life and death. The mantra most religions “sell” is this “escape”.
And much of the focus is on “sin”, “transgressions”, “overts” and the rules of conduct to purify oneself.
What happened to the all too simple “enjoying life”?
Rather than the focus on “escape”, I would like to see the selling of “embrace” – of enjoying life to the fullest, enjoying the game. Immensely.
Maybe one can only reach Nirvana by fully embracing and love what is. But to do that, one must truly see what is. And maybe one can most easily reach happiness by being happy. What do you think?
PS: If you wonder what I’ve been occupied with the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hanging out here 🙂