The overriding need to be in control.
For such a person, with overwhelming fear, wanting to be safe, seeking security and control, it is common for the ego to co-opt the Path and to see no further than attempting to use the teachings as a more sophisticated set of techniques to get what they want. Like ‘The Secret’ on steroids. This person therefore never develops the inner purity of motivation and heartfelt sincerity that make the Path the magical journey that it really is. They remain stuck in a world of spiritual materialism, always trying to control life, now with better tools. They succumb to the view of these precious teachings as no more than a ‘toolkit to solve difficult […]