I am on a pathless path because I have no path to lay out for you. I discover the path as we dialogue, as we walk together. The path is discovery, a dynamic unity unfolding in relationship, in an open relationship. When relationship closes, the path closes. A wall appears and the relationship, the dialogue turns into a tape-loop of opinions circling each other looking for the lost path. When the mind opens, the mind gives up future and the hope of finding the path. When the mind gives up hope, the path appears. The path is always already Now. When Indiana Jones stepped out on faith, the path appeared, but not before he stepped out into the abyss of no future.
The Pathless Path uses whats under our feet, the content is everyday mind, movies, experiences, upsets, odds and ends that make up our life. This is the ground for the pathless path of discovery. We are already always whole even though we walk through a fragmented world. This wholeness, this principle of integration—what I call the MacGyver Principle—uses what’s given to create a coherent reality that is not split and anxious, a reality that while works in time, is free from time and the split between now and tomorrow. The Pathless Path is the Creative Principle, this aroused mind that does not invest in or rest on form for its stability. Cut loose from form, the integrating mind is free to create the world as a whole on the go, as you walk, like in a GPS navigator, the world reboots around your waling, with you always at the center. You are going someplace, but while you go you are always at the center.
The Pathless Path is joyous because you have already arrived. Always in your center, where can you go that you are not already here? The Pathless Path has no future and no destination, so it doesn’t matter where you go—and we are always going somewhere—because when you are already home, everyplace is home. Like on the GPS, you are always going home.
The Pathless Path is not in a straight line going from past to future, but like a merry-go-round of history rotating around the still center that is You. Time revolves around you, forms on the round revolve around you, and you like the Buddha are always sitting at the center of life. Life is a merry go round when you find your center.
The Pathless Path says “paths are many, truth is one” which means what every path you are walking on, religion, psychology, philosophy, whatever world view you track and follow, that is just one spoke on the wheel of the pathless path. All spokes lead to the pathless path, the moving center of truth, or what Buddha calls the Wheel of Dharma.
So if you stick to one stoke, fine, do that, but also know that other spokes lead to the same Truth, if they are followed through and through. We usually don’t go far enough on our path to come to the pathless path that is the center of all paths. When paths get to arguing, the path stops short. Truth is aborted.