Event though it was the Master’s day of Silence,
a traveler begged for a word of wisdom that
would guide him through life’s journey.
The Master, nodded affably, took a sheet of
paper and wrote a single word on it: “Awarenes.”
The visitor was perplexed. “That’s too brief
Would you please expand on it a bit?”
The Master took the paper back and wrote:
“Awareness, awareness, awareness.”
“But what does these words mean?” said the
The Master reached out for the paper and
wrote: “Awareness, awareness, awareness
This has been pleasantly been haunting me lately, and I’ve enjoyed its company, I guess because of how true this is for the soul. I can’t seem to get away from it (nor do i strive to) but I feel as if something needs to be expounded about it.
As I had said that something had to be written in respect to attachment, well Awareness has a lot to do with the ability to hurt another human. That hurting is indeed unnecessary (at least in the respect to violence) but there is a sense of wrong doing that all humans seem to have. So what brings about that violence? Its a hard questions to answer, and a lot of people seem to come up with the same conclusion of, “well outside circumstances, society, other people.” Maybe so but if you know that, that is completely and solemnly the source then why do you not do anything about it? Here is why: You are the source of the conflict, inside, it is not external
People don’t want to take responsibility for the way they see their world, but its not until you take responsibility for your own personal bias, that distortion of this beautiful Reality that you will not see things as they are. You will continue to impose your ideas on others, including nature, and anything else that we can give a label. This dumbs down Reality, so what you see is not Reality but reality (notice the capitalization). They are not the same thing, what you see and what I see are completely different. You see something as good or bad because you’ve decided your truth is the ultimate truth whereas I know that my reality is not ultimate truth, if it were, there would be no conflict, and I would not suffer. The reason why people suffer is because they are Asleep. They are not aware of their programming, what was fed to them when they were born, habits that are taught to them to be good or bad, and so they follow it without question. Do you see this in yourself? Maybe you feel defensive, why? who feels defensive, is it even really you, or is it your father/mother who feel defensive that lives within you. This is not you but to see it clearly you’ll understand that you go beyond that.
Be aware of your own bias or that programming, it is not your fault its there, you’re purely in a state of perfection, its the thought you are something finite that makes you believe you have to have a bias, you have to be an individual, you have to be this or that. You are just You, what else is there to become? You go beyond space and time, why attach yourself to ideas.
This then comes down to attachment of people. Attachment is really kind of selfish… now i don’t say this in a condemning way, i say it in an effort to wake up, and hopefully you’ll wake up too. When you’re attaching to something, you’re putting that individual ideal to someone in which case becomes objectified and distorted. Because of this distortion, you have chosen that if this person doesn’t act according to your ideals of them that you cannot be happy. How silly is that? You will withhold your own happiness because someone is being themselves and you went them to be something that YOU HAVE CREATED. This is why its selfish, but there has to be understanding. This doesn’t work, we know it doesn’t work, because if it worked then the world itself would be in harmony (no suffering) so there has to be a different approach that such sages (Jesus, The Buddha, Mohammad, Vasistha) in which to alleviate this principle in which the body picks up. The only principle that needs to be worried about is that You ARE, and if you are, then everyone else IS, so if everyone else IS then why should there be a need to put a label on them whether they are asleep or are not asleep.
They are no better or worse off then you are, the only difference is, is that you now how the choice to seek being awake, and not in seeking’s traditional sense, you cannot seek something you are. You must just live and know what mechanisms are in play in that attachment to the body. As soon as that body attachment is free, you will discover you’ve been free all along.
By not putting your attachment on another and merely enjoying them for who they are, conflict does not arise, and why should it, there is nothing imposed, and therefore when they act according to their nature, you are not troubled because you my loves are also lacking nothing. You do not need that persons affection for your happiness, it isn’t about the thrill of pleasing others that brings happiness. You don’t obtain something you ARE. (This isn’t to say that with this realization that you’ll always have happiness around) but rather you won’t be affected by it nor any negative emotion, because you’ll come to find out that you aren’t those emotions.
People are hurt emotionally not because its something that you’ve done, you are merely being yourself, and given someone else is in the same situation may not have the same problem with you; its because their idea of you is distorted by their own bias, their own attachment. Until that’s realized you cannot truly Love someone or yourself. The word love is used a lot but it is a distorted definition, because this love is based around selfish action, there is always end gaining. Not until you see what love actually is will you know how to love yourself and others.
It was said beautiful by a friend of mine, and she had not even realized it, the conversation went like this:
“Love is the tree that gives shade unconditionally, without exception.”
Her: “That is not love.”
“Oh? Then what is it”
Her: “That is nature.”
At this moment I smiled because it brought me inner joy that such a truth can be overlooked, that is exactly what it is. Love is Nature, it is Your True Nature. and if you cannot see that nature is almost a perfect representation of Love then at some point it will dawn on you, do not worry, there is nothing that needs to be done but to watch Love do what it does best.
I’ll leave this post with some final words which happened to manifest recently:
If you cannot be Aware Completely to your own feelings (their bias) and understand them, you will never be able to make a Loving decision