Who you really are lives above the world of thoughts and feelings. But living from the mental how, we seek answers for painful questions. Living in the spiritual Now, we understand that there is no intelligence in torment, so we simply drop those questions.
The everyday mental life, which naturally includes asking how, has its practical place in the world of auto mechanics, building a house, or running a computer. These kinds of tasks are governed by the mental life. Living and working in this physical world, it is necessary to ask how in order to learn to do. However, when it comes to learning how to live above and outside of ourself, the same mental life that can safely deliver men to the moon cannot take us any higher or further than its loftiest thought!
As you begin to realize the true restrictions of living from a thought-dominated self, you will no longer ask how, because part of your new realization will include the understanding that this habitual question of how to get outside of yourself is actually arising from the same life-level you are trying to leave!
At this important stage of your inner development, there may be times when it will seem to you as though there is no way out. You'll be glad to learn that the truth has something better for you to do than feel trapped. Here is its instruction:
Each time you reach this inner point of self-uncertainty where you know you must take a step but you also know that you can no longer ask how, just go ahead and step forward anyway! Step into what appears to be the darkness ahead of you. Nothing bad will happen. In fact, something miraculous will occur right before your eyes. Your decision in favor of this bold new action thrusts you into the spiritual Now, where the actual moment itself teaches you everything you need to know about how to proceed.
Moving away from the mental how into the spiritual Now places you under the guiding influences of an intelligence that never fears the unknown, because higher understanding is its very nature. To your grateful astonishment, this new order of intelligence does for you what you were certain you could not do for yourself: it solves the dilemma; it finds the way. All you need to do is follow.
So what are you waiting for? The clearer you can distinguish the difference between the mental how and the spiritual Now, the easier it becomes to depart from the one, which is to enter the other. There is nothing that needs to be done with any how or why, except for you to stay awake and watchful. Whatever wants to torment you will eventually fade into the nothingness from out of which it came in the first place. Let the world inside of yourself go by. All you need do is to act from what you can see is true. Then, just like sunlight, victory comes to you.