Bypassing is Not Enlightenment

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You know this spiritual teaching that says you can't feel certain emotions - like anger or negativity?

Yeah, that's bullshit. The deeper I go into my own spiritual practice of living, the more I know that anything that leads us AWAY from our human experience, AWAY from our wholeness is untrue.

You were not put on this earth to become perfect, to somehow evolve away from your humanity. You were put here to sink deeper into it!!! You were given the enormous GIFT of a human life, full of contrast and polarity and emotions so that you could experience the richness of it.

Could you imagine the life lived without this? Do you know that to be human is the envy of all beings in the universe? Do you think it was some mistake that you be given all these human expressions?

Your anger is not wrong. It is not bad. It just is. And any time you force yourself away from your authentic experience in the moment (even anger) it is a DEVOLUTION because you are denying reality and compartmentalizing your being. This is NOT spirituality. This is control.

Yes, it's important to grow, to yearn to be the best person you can be and to hold yourself accountable to that, but not by making yourself wrong for your humanness. Yes, it's important to learn to direct your mind and not wallow in suffering, but not by pretending it doesn't exist.

Look at nature around you. It is both beautiful and creative and also wildly cruel and destructive.

Is nature wrong? Is it bad for holding both? No! It just IS. As you just are. Your deepest awakening and evolution comes from being totally honest about who you are and what you are experiencing in this moment without trying to manipulate it.

How liberating would it be if you could just fall in love with your humanness instead of trying to move away from it? Go there.


- Sevpreet  



  • Sherri Silverman

    Artificial goody-goody behavior is not spiritual. It is being a fake.

  • Sherri Silverman

    Yes, anger is human! Pretending it doesn’t exist is fake. Anger comes up when it’s appropriate and will happen on this planet. Hanging on to anger, dwelling on it is not evolutionary. When you continue with spiritual development, anger drops away once it’s come out and been expressed: You don’t stay in it or maintain resentment. It doesn’t overshadow you. You experience the full range of human existence but from a stable, centered place. Regular sadhana gives you experience of the fourth state of consciousness—turiya, transcendental pure consciousness— and integrates it into your experience of the three changing states of consciousness (waking, sleep, dream). That gives us fully human experience.

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