But even if we use the master key and implement the idealized image of ourself, the sense of satisfaction does not last very long, as there are so many other goals in life, so we set up another objective, even more ambitious, as there are so many fields of life where we have not been very successful.
That is how we pursue our goals until death, when we realize how meaningless the whole thing has been. But why are these goals meaningless, we begin to protest immediately. The protest is caused by the vary nature of the forms and shapes, as in their world every form and shape is subject to permanent change, birthand death. Whatever we attract to us with the master key, we are going to lose it, as everybody departs from this world empty-handed, all those who pursue their goals, live in the spell of past and future.
During our journey we must recognize this process, and we must realize that we no longer need to become something new, as we are all in possession of all the qualities that we have been pursuing so far in our dreams. All we need to do is to shift our alert, conscious attention from the edge (Ego) to the center (Witnessing Presence).
What is Awaiting Behind the Gate?
That may not even be the right question; the right question is more likely that “Why do we need a gate at all?” Who created it, and who prevents us from reaching the things that are so important for us, e. g. freedom?
A glance at our rush reveals that there is the intention of becoming something else behind it. The idea that we need to become something else than what we are is, however, not our own. We did not invent it, it was handed down to us in the society we were born into.
Our parents and later various teachers did not accept us the way we were. From the earliest times, they try to shape us to match their expectations and those of the entire society.
In order to match us into their molding forms, our parents and teachers created the heavy iron gate, and kept us away from everything that, in our infantile life, did not match their expectations.
That is how in the course of years we become mere imitations instead of independent human beings. That is how the liberty of developing our individuality according to our own rules is taken away from us.
And now, with the master key of the law of attraction, the iron gate is opened, and we may regain our lost freedom. We take a deep breath and believe that the whole world has opened up for us, we have possibilities that we have only been dreaming of previously.
The question is, what we can do with the freedom? Alas, the general experience is that most Wanderers begin to use that freedom as imitations only, for purposes our parents and teachers used to believe was freedom. In this way, we attract to us everything that was previously in short supply to us: money, power and a variety of entertainment. We achieve the goals we have been pursuing so far.
But this route, as we have seen before, leads us at best to the recognition of the futility of this freedom. Only the realization of the senselessness of the daily struggle in the world of the shapes and forms brings us real freedom, which is the freedom of the termination of identification with shapes and forms.