The diameter of the staircase appears to get smaller, but there is always something to reexamine. Is this another trap by the ego keeping one endlessly intwined in the examination process? There are facts to my current existence: woman, white, middle-aged, physically active, mentally active, spiritually active, American citizenship, world traveller, animal lover....
Going to take a break from these labels--they aren't going anywhere. While meditating, something let go as this idea surfaced. I had been asking for a way to get unstuck in the rut of what I know and move forward into what is unknown. The beautiful feeling of bliss came flooding in as I let go.
The magical field of bliss--it is always present under the obscurations.