Tag: awareness

Pointers to the formless: eyes to see

In these posts I often refer to consciousness or awareness as the divine presence or the divine itself.  And there we are again.  When I use the word "itself" I've reduced the infinite to something finite.  The mind will attempt to make concepts of the formless.  It must.  It is a manifestation of the formless that categorizes forms as a survival mechanism for the manifested form to interact with the world of forms.

And there we are again trying to create another form to describe the indescribable.

Still, you are not form.  Your form is a manifestation of your formless essence.  Why?  So you might experience forms to know the formless.  How?  How is it that we can experience and know the formless in the world of forms?  Awareness.  Awareness is what we are.  We are like a singular eye that sees and experiences the world as a perceived seer.  When we look as this singular eye to see ourself...we can't.  The eye cannot see itself but it is aware that it is.  In the absolute, there is no eye to see.  There is just the act of seeing. This is the awareness that you are, the "I am" that reduces to just the "am" or beingness.

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Freedom From Forms

When consciousness frees itself from its identification with physical and mental forms, it becomes what we may call pure or enlightened consciousness, or presence. This has already happened in a few individuals, and it seems destined to happen soon on a much larger scale, although there is no absolute guarantee that it will happen. Most humans are still in the grip of the egoic mode of consciousness: identified with their mind and run by their mind. If they do not free themselves from their mind in time, they will be destroyed by it. They will experience increasing confusion, conflict, violence, illness, despair, madness. Egoic mind has become like a sinking ship. If you don’t get off, you will go down with it. The collective egoic mind is the most dangerously insane and destructive entity ever to inhabit this planet. What do you think will happen on this planet if human consciousness remains unchanged?

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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Bump in the road

Have you ever been so captivated by a novel that when you came to the end you didn’t want it to end?  Maybe you’ve read a book that “lingers” while you ponder some of the deeper meanings.  There is a deep stirring inside us we can’t explain and our words fall short of the emotions that…

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