This timeless, witnessing awareness has been hypnotized (distracted) by a fictitious, self-centered, ‘me’ story of being born in form (the illusion of limitation and separation). It all starts with the ill-conceived idea of believing ourselves (as awareness) to be limited to the body-mind, personal experiences, beliefs, social-cultural conditioning, etc.
Once you realize and fully accept that you are not the form/content (your thoughts, moods, sensory perceptions, social roles and personal story), which are all inevitably subject to change- therefore illusory, you can finally rest as the unchanging, unconditioned awareness that you are; the natural, essential state of beingness that cannot be named, only known, through direct experience.
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A spiritual awakening, can happen slowly, a gradual understanding that creeps upon us. Like awaking from a long and deep sleep. Or it can happen suddenly, with such a powerful force that life seems to change in an instant. Never to be the same again. So what is a spiritual awakening? For each person the experience is unique, though similar. A contradiction I know. But it is difficult to explain it, in any other words. As human beings we are all very similar. Yet different. Our life experiences, again will be similar, for that is how we can relate to and sympathise with other people’s life stories. Yet it is as individual to us as our finger prints. No one person will feel, sense or see things in exactly the same way as someone else. And so the experience of a spiritual awakening will be the same.
To describe a spiritual awakening. I can only liken it to a all pervading sense, a knowing that there is much more to life then what we can see, feel or hear with our physical senses.
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It is often said that there is strength in numbers, many souls standing together in unity. This same analogy could be used with regard to ourselves. By bringing your internal self together, into balance and harmony.
When someone experiences conflict within themselves, the results can be disastrous. For a clouded mind cannot see clearly, emotions unrestrained like a riderless horse, galloping ahead without thought or consequence.
You do not have to learn through pain you can learn another way. The fool walks through the fire not knowing that it will scold and burn his body.
Whereas the wise man watches from a distance, he studies the flames from the safety of his vantage point, he watches every man that is foolish enough to walk through the fire.
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Nothing will crucify you faster than your own thoughts. Better to not think at all, if you can do it. And if you can’t, if you must think, think about pure simple things.
Think about washing the dishes or doing the laundry. Think about things that must be done. And then let the mind be free of thought.
Everything you believe about the nature of your existence keeps you limited to the past. If you want to experience the moment unconditionally, give up all concepts of it. Just be present in your life as it unfolds.