Have you noticed how people at your workplace are fearful? We hide it quite well though but I have certainly noticed it. And I think we have become fearful because we are too immediately dependent on a complex social structure we don't understand. Think about it, how many of the things that we use and consume on a daily basis can we really provide fully for ourselves. Probably very few. And if we are living in a city, maybe even none. May this undermine the trust we have in ourselves and the world?
The term awakening is often used in spiritual language to describe an experience of utter clarity about the nature of reality. The experience is usually the result of a lot of deliberate practice and is even the final goal of some spiritual paths.
The term awakening can be a bit misleading though. Awakening to the truth of what you are at your core does not mean, as the work implies, waking up from life to something else. Instead, it is the recognition that all of reality is a self-created experience with literally nothing "outside" of it. In other words, it has no objectively true ground to it, that is different from your very experience of life, right now and that you can wake up to.
|How do you wake up?|
Maybe you have been asking yourself the question: "What does all of this actually mean?" Is there a fundamental true meaning to life?
Maybe this deep question was triggered by great loss or by having had a dream shattered despite the investment of money, time, and effort. Whichever way you arrived at this that life seems to lack inherent meaning, in this article we are going to explore how what we think about the metaphysics of meaning directly influences what feel and how we act.
Asking a question many times implies that there must be a concrete answer. In the case of meaning any absolute statement about it is going to be inadequate in most circumstances. To start this exploration, the question has to be reframed so that we can actually find worthwhile answers.
How can I attain awakening?
It's in the simple process of discovering how everything is Mind. Look in your experience how everything has awareness as its basis. It's not the discovery of something new. It is seeing clearly after the lenses of perception have been cleansed. Cleansed of what?
We all know what is real, right? But do we know if that is also true? And do we even recognize the difference between the two? Read on to get clarity on what these words are pointing to and why it is so important to know the difference. It might help you in understanding yourself and your relationship to reality better.
|The World appears in infinite forms|
Today I am. Clarity in not knowing.
I don't know who or what, yet I am.
Not in me, not in you, not in it. I am nowhere to be found.
Yet always present.
Perspectives onto myself. Including the perspective. That I am.
I am perspective, one second real, next second unreal.
How do perspectives exist though? Do I exist?
A perspective from which "I" do not exist, that certainly is true.
A perspective from which "I" do exist, that idea certainly is true.
One second on, and off the next. But who makes the switch?
What is true regardless of ideas?
What is prior to concepts?
Concepts and ideas come and go, yet I remain.