It’s often the simplest seeming gesture or word/idea that serves as a deep awakening.
As I’m reading The Most Important Thing, (Adyashanti), I’m reminded ….
How we IDENTIFY with a thought about absolutely anything can create either suffering or happiness.
This has been so helpful for me to re-cognize, again, simple as it is.
Further grace dropped into my consciousness while I was revisiting my old dream journals, as I’m preparing to work on my new project, The Yoga of Dreaming.
I was reminded of a teaching at a silent retreat that served a deep awakening for me, at that time:
“You will NEVER find TRUTH looking through the MIND”
Why is this SO important to re-cognize?
Because the Mind’s nonstop evaluation of its perceptions are occurring in TIME (in this dimension of reality)
We already know Time is an illusion, right? But in Time the only thing we can actually KNOW through EXPERIENCE is the present moment
Everything else is the UNKNOWN
The unknown = FEAR (most of the time), especially the unknowing about death
Which leaves 99.99999% of us living in FEAR (aka anxiety) pretty much all of the TIME
To eliminate this constant state of fear, our only hope would be to let go of identifying with the MIND’s obsessive compulsion to make up stories about everything – and then believe it’s TRUE!!!!
Sounds simple enough.
But it’s not simple. Why?
Because the UNKNOWN will always be the only thing that is TRUE.
Our MIND cannot accept that.
What can we do?
Sit still. Be quiet. Observe. Listen. Feel. Laugh. Watch nature. Trust. Open your heart to gratitude. Take Action without attaching to outcome. Be YOU, authentically.
KNOW that you will never KNOW.
Remind yourself every day.
Even this writing is not true.
It’s just an attempt to express the ineffable……..