This world is an illusion. A beautiful dream.
In any given moment you can choose to see things as they are.
In any given moment you can choose to see through the world
and realize the illusion has no power over you.
It is your choice.
For those truly dedicated to the ‘spiritual path’, understand that this is why you are here.
To understand what you are and regain your power.
(And no, power is not what the ego-personality thinks it is. Power has nothing to do with control.)
You are here in the world to play and discover and learn and grow and remember and do it all or nothing.
You can explore in whatever direction you choose
but always remember:
~it is all a dream~
Enlightenment is simply about connecting with your deeper sense of awareness. Clearly seeing things as they are. In a practical sense, seeing through the illusion of the world.
But enlightenment is also a game for the mind. A puzzle and fuel for the mind. Which is okay. Give it some candy and make it happy.
But the question arises: how do you connect with your sense of awareness? It is a place very very few really connect with as it is far beyond the five physical senses.
The simplest answer I can share is that you do it by choosing it..
By going in that direction and exploring deeper and living the choice. How big is your desire to understand the bigger picture and to experience something more in your life? Allow yourself to move with that flow of energy.
As a practice, meditation can be a useful and there are, of course, many practices that can facilitate an expansion. As long as at some point you take the hinges off the doors.
It basically comes down to observing yourself and the world — without the filter of judgement, as much as possible.
Observe your choices and choose more.
When you connect with your sense of awareness you are choosing limitlessness.
“Cats tell me without effort all there is to know.”
The benefits are many and varied, of course. That goes without saying and I won’t list them all here. (Physical, emotional and mental well-being are at the top of the list.)
Meditation is not about having epiphanies or grand realizations that immediately lead to enlightenment (however you want to define that).
Meditation is about the daily choice and consistency that you give to yourself to support your movement into a deeper understanding and awareness.
And there will be shifts in your awareness. Greater clarity will naturally arise and you will realize things like:
“Oh yeah, I do try to control my relationship with X and I don’t have to. In fact it is limiting things and damaging (in a way I did not see before).”
“I have been trying so hard to accomplish X and I don’t have to. I can easily accomplish what I want to do by allowing it to happen. The work has been done and I can get out of the way.”
“Here is a new idea or clarity about X that I never had before.“
And it will effortless and natural. So there will be a shift in perception and thinking arising from a greater awareness of reality.
Meditation is about embracing more ease into your life. An ease based on the observation and knowing of who you are.
And the daily choice to meditate is a choice that will lead to wonderful and amazing things and support you in your life.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
This passage from the Tao Te Ching speaks to the sufficiency within existence and ourselves.
It is a place within ourselves
and yet so far away
as we have lost touch with our ability to
A well-being trend that is coming out of Denmark/Norway is not a new business or product but a concept. It is hygge.
Generally translation of hygge: the feeling of cozy contentment.
And of course this invokes imagery of hot chocolate/coffee and baking and wool socks and warm relaxation by the fireplace or sauna, etc.
And of course environment and such things are a big help in relaxing but ultimately hygge and such ideas are about finding that place within where we are not perturbed by anything.
That place is a place of beingness and has nothing to do per se with what is external. The world could be falling apart and coming to an end and that does not mean we have to remove ourself from our beingness.
Exploring your vulnerability is an exploration of your beingness.
And how do you wish to live in the world?
“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” -David Bowie
What greater joy is there than being who you are?
Of course age does not matter. We can choose our beingness at any age.
And what do you think keeps you young and living forever? 😉