Is the uncompromising message that “no one is here” and “there is nothing to do” a form of spiritual bypassing?

It is only a form of bypassing if you don’t take the medicine.

Accumulating spiritual teachings without ingesting them is like gathering seeds but not planting them.

Spiritual tourism doesn’t bear fruit.

You can’t expect abundance if you don’t do the work of preparing the ground, sowing the seeds, cultivating and harvesting your crops.

Spiritual teachings are kernels of truth. They offer a promise of what’s to come. But in isolation, they remain dormant. Without a favourable environment, they can’t take root.

Germination only occurs in a well-aerated psyche.

Nothing of eternal value can flourish in a psychic structure that is too dense or lacks adequate containment due to unintegrated trauma and unresolved personality disorders.

If the teaching appears “uncompromising”, this implies your internal environment is not yet ready to receive its medicine.

In this event, more groundwork is necessary.

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertiliser, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce”.

Thich Nhat Hanh