Imagine you own a palace. But, you never go into any of the rooms. You spend your life living in the hallway of a mansion. That’s a wasted life. Learn to open the doors of consciousness.
The other doors represent higher states of consciousness. These other states of awareness and consciousness are opportunities. They give us access to explore the other available perspectives of reality.
Living in the Hallway of a Mansion
Imagine you live in a marvelous mansion. And, in this mansion, there is the main hallway with many doors. Behind them are rooms filled with treasures. Even though this is your house, your mansion, you live in the hallway. You know there are valuable things in the other rooms. But you live in the hallway without opening the doors. Wouldn’t this be a waste of a great opportunity?
A Wasted Life
Sadly, most people live in the hallway. They have good excuses. First, the doors have locks. And, they lead busy lives. However, the keys to these locks are in their possession. So, wouldn’t that be a lifetime of missed opportunities?
Guess what? Don’t be like most people. You can learn to use the keys to open those doors. This is the inward journey we call spiritual exploration. It’s what Joseph Campbell calls the Hero’s Journey. So, even if you don’t travel the world, you can take this journey no matter where you are. Don’t miss this opportunity to open the doors and reveal hidden treasures. A wasted life affects everyone in your circle of influence.
The analogy of the mansion is one way to understand consciousness. Living in the hallway of a mansion is a wasted life, a waste of opportunity. Most people live their entire lives in the hallway. These default states of awareness (waking, dreaming, and sleeping) acclimate us to our bodies. Then as we mature, we hear the call. At that point, we can use the keys of consciousness to open other doors. Some keys open corridors with other rooms. This mansion holds a lifetime of exploration.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia