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Friday, August 12, 2011

Single "I" to Unified "I"

As long as you are asleep life will be a continuous cycle of mechanical actions, going here and there and doing this and that with no understanding of why. Just doing for the sake of doing. To become awake requires an awakening to the consciousness in oneself. It requires a broadening of the mind and the ability to discern mechanical functioning from consiousness.

It is easy to say that all you have to do is just be aware. It is easy to say awareness is our natural state of being and there is really no need to do anything. You are already aware, so why try to do anything? If this were true, then we would all be aware and no one would be in the automatic machine. We would all be kinder to one another and there would be no robberies, no rapes, no killings, no wars. But this doesn't seem to be the case. We are not aware; we are asleep, running on automatic for the most part.

There are different levels of consciousness and you must have the ability to recognize these different levels if you are ever going to become fully conscious and aware. The ability takes understanding and understanding requires effort. You must be able to experience the levels in yourself. It is a personal experience of letting go of the mind/body machine, aware of the very moment, and become conscious of the machine in action. It cannot occur overnight. It must occur bit by bit, one step at a time. To become awake and purely aware you must learn how to let go of the mind/body machine allowing consciousness to shine through.

As practice in pure awareness continues, a transformation will take place. The mechanical "I" will slowly dissolve and a unified "I," totally conscious and purely aware appears, immune to outside influences. In this state of consciousness a new experience of unity embraces everything.

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