I don't presume any sort of advanced knowledge or claim any vast achievements of understanding. But I've been searching a long time, and I can offer a sort of imperfect travelogue from my spiritual landscape.
This way, if I've stubbed my toe on a boulder along the way, I can point it out to you... so you can make SURE to stub your toe on it as well, and learn what you can from it. Likewise any eagles I've seen soaring by are fleeting anyway, and I couldn't point them out to you because they move too quickly. But I can tell you how they looked to me at the time, and what general direction I was gazing in when I saw them.
Finally, ANYTHING worthwhile I've ever found, I owe completely to my teachers. May they always be visible in the world and may we always see ourselves close to them.
In my estimation we should strive to arrive at a place where we see the Ordinary as Magical.
But at the same time we must not forget that the Magical is actually Ordinary.
See if this sounds familiar as a component of our daily diet of thoughts and interactions.
"I'm not interested in reason or repercussions. I've had an initial reaction to something, and I'm just going to go with that. Especially since I've already made my opinions known. I can't go back now. I'll just turn the argument back around to make the other person wrong. Or if I cant do that I'll just stick to my guns and sink the whole thing and go down with the ship before I reconsider my original snap reaction."
Something like this is probably going on at some level for all of us every day. Why do we do this to ourselves? We avoid fats and carbs and BPA. Let's eradicate this toxicity. It is FAR more deadly than all those other toxins combined.
Go on a spiritual cleanse.