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Deepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredA true seeker does not chase the impossible goals. If you can avoidthe pitfalls of spiritual materialism, you will be much lesstempted to chase after an impossible goal. The chase began becausepeople came to believe that God, disapproving of what he sees inus, expects us to adopt a certain ideal. It seems impossible toimagine a God, however loving, who doesn't get disappointed, angry,vengeful, or disgusted with us when we fall short. The mostspiritual figures in history were not totally good, however, buttotally human. They accepted and forgave; they lacked judgment. Ithink the highest forgiveness is to accept that creation isthoroughly tangled, with every possible quality given some outletfor expression. People need to accept once and for all that thereis only one life and each of us is free to shape it through thechoices we make. Seeking can't get anyone out of the tangle becauseeverything is tangled up. The only thing that will ever be pure andpristine is your own awareness, once you sort it out.