When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, ‘Teacher I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay this head.’ Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him. ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’
From the outset our journey within is in acknowledgment that Jesus came to testify to the truth and that his life is like a guiding light to the achievement of everlasting peace, joy and fulfilment.
Let go of all pre-conceived notions, everything that you have ever been taught, everything associated societies expectations and conditioning.. When you close your eyes and meditate only focus on the neutrality of your breath, allow the intense focus on the feel and sound of your respiration to clear and calm your mind.
In humility we invite him to show us the way. We look to his teachings for direction, but the decision to invite him into our hearts is ours only. It is of our own free will and our own volition that we accept the challenge to experience ourselves as the best person we can possibly be. We are inviting him to make a temple of our beings. Once we have embarked on the road to purification and have taken that leap of faith and trust in pursing the truth within ourselves its inadvisable to then go back to defiling ourselves with old habits. You become like a an alcoholic who has been clean for a considerable period of time and whereas before large amounts of alcohol could be tolerated by the body, in this cleansed state just a small amount of the intoxicant or foreign substance could kill you. Once you have cleansed your body, you become highly susceptible to the effects of re-admission of impurities into your system. You have set your feet on the road to salvation, you are walking in the light, pressing forward with your eyes wide open, why then would you go and reapply the veil over your eyes or re-associate yourself with the darkness of unconscious living.