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Friday, January 3, 2014

More on Pure Awareness

Are you able to describe your experience of pure awareness?  Can you put a label on it?  These two questions are important because they convey to us the unmistakable problem we have with trying to describe and label something that is highly subjective as well as immutable, in our own personal way at least. 

Existing in the state of pure awareness is not in the mind nor in the body; pure awareness is experiencing everything as one. It is unchanging, constant and readily available to everyone and anyone at any time. You might say that pure awareness is always present. You just have to know how to access it.

Pure awareness is different than awareness. Usually when people speak of being aware they are referring to the act of paying attention to what's going on around them. Being acute to what is happening here and now. In awareness you know what your mind and body are doing while at the same time being cognizant of what is going on around you. 

Pure awareness is much wider and deeper than awareness.  Pure awareness is a knowing without thinking. It is more like a sense of everything without mental content. It is when object and subject merge into universal awareness; excluding nothing, so that there is no separation between anything. To put it succinctly it could be said that pure awareness is a state of non-duality. 

To be continued - - - - -

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