I’m the red pill. It can be a hard pill to swallow, and there’s no sugar coating either. Obviously not for everyone. Bitter medicine it is. Yes, I can be very straightforward, even blunt. As you have noticed, I don’t beat around the bush. I go right for it. Sure, I could be all fluffy and sugary sweet, placating everyone’s desires to stay stuck. But I don’t and I won’t. That is not being real. For me that is calculative and deceptive. It is trying to convince someone to agree with you, or to think like you or to become your follower, buy the books and come to the seminars. Business deals. I don’t do business. I don’t need anyone’s acceptance. I’m not bothered about what anyone thinks of me, I don’t want any followers and I do not proselytize. I’m only interested in the truth, and the false ego despises the truth more than anything. So the false ego will run from it. Therefor that leaves me with only those that are serious about waking up to their true Selves.
Most modern day “spiritual teachers” are very calculative in what they say, so they can gather a big following. They serve fluffy sentimentalism desserts as the main course – an attractive menu for the false ego. Teachings that make the false ego feel good, warm fuzzy feelings and how to be successful in the world. And they attract followers that swoon over them. What a circus. None of this has anything to do with waking up to who you really are. I tried that path; the gentle path. No pain please. It’s a dead end.
We find ourselves at the Restaurant At the End of the Universe. I serve it straight up. No margaritas, only Pangalactic Gargleblasters. We are at the edge of the universe here, so we can’t be pussy footing around. This is serious business. The world is in self destruct mode, and we don’t have many options. Time to man the escape pods.
The false ego is a very slippery character. You must face it straight on without mercy. It will always try to slip away and come back through the back door, trying to convince you that it is your true Self. Nisargadatta Maharaj says, “Find out who you are.” That means you have to know what you are not. This is a serious inquiry. There is no room to fluff up the false ego. Hence my approach. I’m straightforward. I have zero tolerance for the lies. I tell the truth, and I don’t sugar coat it. No deceptions, just the real thing. Bitter medicine, hard to swallow. But it works.
What are the results of this bitter medicine? Your entire world crumbles to dust. All of your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions of the world and yourself crumble to dust. A new world appears in its place. It’s the same world, but you perceive it with new eyes – the eyes of truth. Same world, very different perception.
As Morpheus says in The Matrix, “You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes….. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
Nothing but the truth.
– Greg Calise