The Myth of Incompletion

“I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside.” RUMI

This is what happens when you realize you have been ruled all your life by the seeking mechanism.
The carrot and the stick leads to the door.
You imagine that once you get through the door everything will be ok, clear, healed or you will be awakened and pain free.


A long as you imagine there is a door that leads to a separate room you are still stuck in self and in separation. The belief is thus: The solution to your problem lies outside you and you are incomplete and there is a part of you somewhere or an answer somewhere that will complete you.

The search for completion is a fantasy upheld by the collective and maintained by the ego. Its principle tenet is that you are incomplete and imperfect. You, we, buy into that belief without any question because it feels right and true, and we set off in our lives in search of the missing piece. We search high and low, sometimes all our lives. We search in love and in money, in power, in crime, in purpose and in creativity. And we search is religion and in spirituality.

As long as we are searching the status quo is maintained and the ego self is ok. It does not want the end of the search because it imagines that means its death.

The entire structure of society is predicated on the search for more, on the search for completion. It is entirely rooted in the core belief that we are less than, incomplete and imperfect.

The awareness may come in a flash or a gradual dawning.

There is no door. Because there is no other room.
Because there is nothing to complete. There is no incompletion, there never was.
There was imagination.
You believed the principle tenet and you fell in hook, line and sinker.

You began searching without questioning whether the reason for the search was true.

And now you can realize it wasn’t true.
That may be a shock. It may make you feel angry, depressed, or confused.
What have you been doing all these years?
What have you been looking for?

The truth is it doesn’t matter where you have been and how much time has been wasted.
What matters is that you can stop trying to fill a hole that isn’t there.

Then there is only one question remaining.

What to do now?