ZUBIN
MATHAI
author of the oarsman
Don't Get Comfortable
March 17, 2016

It is beautiful to see that we are the fast-moving river and are also being swept downstream by it. Don’t get comfortable on a rock, trying to catch your breath, trying to avoid the rushing waters. Dive back in and get carried away.

Don’t get comfortable in identity or ideas. I find it fun to smash images of how a spiritual life should be. I am amused when people are surprised that I love mindless TV, violent action movies, and video games filled with destruction. I can’t sit still and meditate, am not always gentle and loving, and suck at yoga. But I am spiritual. I am love and peace.

Why have ideas of how to live your life? Let yourself be swept away. Don’t stand on any rocks.