Whether is was yoga, cross fit, a spiritual tradition, a diet, a hobby, or a product you got super into, nearly even obsessed with, you can probably can relate to this experience of what Rolf Gates calls: "Mountain Madness." In the end, wholeness prevails. The sought experience was already with you all the while.
"Mountain moment is so impactful that most people don't want more for a while. They are happy to "go to yoga" and find a moment or two of peace and maybe some insight. Eventually they reach a tipping point and awaken to the fact that they would prefer to extend mountain moment into mountain life. Why go to yoga if you can live yoga? At this point the search is truly on. Trainings become more trainings, poses become more poses, some folks seek more better faster, others seek more better fancy, others seek more better certain, most seek more better special, and the moment gets lost in the search. This seeking phase seems unavoidable because it is the final playing out of our faith in materialism. We have to try one more time to find some thing to complete our experience of being. We are the eternal moment seeking more. It's a paradox, mountain moment; the direct experience of wholeness produces a search for wholeness that will leave us feeling incomplete, which will, in turn, ultimately lead us back to wholeness. When the forms we sought wholeness in let us down, we begin to discover wholeness in the formless."
by Rolf Gates from Meditations on Intention and Being
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