Guidelines to Enlightenment
Be a FUNdamentalist. Ensure that the FUN always comes before the
MENTAL. Realize that life is a situation comedy that will never be
cancelled. A laugh track has been provided and the reason we are put in
the material world is to get more material from that track. Have a good
laughsitive twice a day, which will ensure regularity.
Remember that each of us has been given a special gift just for entering,
so you are already a winner!
The most powerful tool on the planet today is Tell-A-Vision. That's where
I tell a vision to you and you tell a vision to me. That way, if we don't
like the programming we're getting, we can change the channel.
Life is like photography -- you use the negative to develop. No
matter what adversity you face, be reassured: of course God loves you. . .
It is true: as we go through life thinking heavy thoughts, thought
particles tend to get caught between the ears and cause a condition called
"truth decay." Be sure to use mental floss twice a day, and when
you're tempted to practice 'tantrum yoga', remember what we teach in the Swami's
Absurdiveness Training Class: don't get EVEN, get ODD.
If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like
nomads. That's where I no mad at you and you no mad at me. That way
there will surely be nomadness on the planet. Peace begins with each of
us. A little peace here, a little peace there. Pretty soon all the
peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.
I know, great earth changes have been predicted for the future, so if you're
looking to avoid earthquakes, my advice is simple: when you find a fault,
don't dwell on it.
There's no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train the
world and we'll never have to change it again.
If you're looking for the key to the Universe, I've got some good news, and some
bad news. The bad news: there is no key to the Universe. The
good news: it was never locked.
Finally, everything I've told you is 'channeled'. That way, if you don't
like it, it's not my fault. But, remember: enlightenment is not a
bureaucracy, so you don't have to go through channels.
2001, by Steve Bhaerman. All rights reserved.
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note: the author of this article may not be certified as a
licensed psychotherapist -- please consult professional assistance as your