The path can seem long and hard, sometimes you can wonder if anybody really makes it to the end. So it’s good to hear of people who make it. I have a friend in New York, he’s been an enthusiastic friend for years. And he has often been in the worst trouble.
Today he wrote this to me.
I had started on wanting only God a few years back; what is very recent is my "seeing" that there's no "me," only God. Man, what a blast! It's like while I'm doing it, there's really no "self," other than Him! I feel no pain - hardly any physical sensations whatsoever - my mind slows down to an almost total stillness, and the peace, joy, gladness, and sense of well-being are enormous, that's something that in my over 41 years on the path, I had had only glances of! The beauty of it is that I can extend that to almost all of my complete day now. I am, as a result, much more tolerant, loving, forgiving, etc. It's truly amazing! (And most humbling!) (And to think that this could have always been mine!)