Question: Sadhguru，how do I deal with being so obsessed with the spiritual path?
Sadhguru: Once you are on a spiritual path, if you’re genuinely on the path, you are not just obsessed, you are possessed. If you want to hit the peak of your consciousness, all the energy that you have has to be focused in one direction. If you are throwing it in ten different directions, it’s obvious you’re nt going to get anywhere, isn’t it? Even if you throw all the energy that you have in one direction, still it may not be sufficient. That’s why the Master fills in that space of lifting you up when it’s needed; but if you want to distribute your energy in ten different directions, then definitely it will be futile. So don’t be obsessed; be possessed by the path. There’s nothing else for you; everything else is just to get you there. Only when it becomes like this, your spiritual path means something.
If it’s not so, if it’s a side interest in your life, that you like spiritual entertainment-different people seek different types of entertainment and some people dabble with spirituality-that’s up to you. I have nothing to say for such people, but if you’re really seeking to know, then your whole being should be focused in one direction. You’re completely possessed by it. This doesn’t mean you will become unreasonable. This doesn’t mean you can’t run a family. This doesn’t mean you can’t fulfill your social responsibilities. Just use them as a spiritual process for yourself. Every breath, every step, every act that you perform in your life becomes a spiritual process. Only then there’s no conflict. When you say, “This is my spiritual path, this is my family, this is my profession, this is my club, these are my drinking friends,” then you have a conflict. If you eat, you eat only because you want to know. If you drink, you drink only because you want to know. If you work, you work only because you want to know. Then there is no conflict.