Originally posted in 2017, this is a message I felt bears repeating.
Most people live life on the surface, only experiencing through their five physical senses. This sensual life can be involving, beautiful, and exciting. One can travel the world and enjoy the endless variety of things. Yet, no matter how far one travels, no matter how many of the infinite things one experiences, all of these experiences are only on the surface.
Living on the surface of life is like only consuming the skin of fruits. One can consume grape skin, orange skin, lemon skin, apple skin, banana skin, and pineapple skin. Some of them might even taste good. Doing this, you're getting a lot of variety, but wouldn't you like to taste what is beneath the skin?
The currently popular "extreme" sports are a way to increase the energy and excitement, but, still, they are on the surface.
The way to experience beneath the surface is through meditation.
Maybe it seems too boring, sitting and allowing the mind to still and come to a point, but it is through that door that life beneath the surface is entered.
Will you enter?