Monday, December 10, 2018

What's awakening by the way?


A friend:  What's awakening by the way?



a·wak·en·ing

/əˈwāk(ə)niNG/
noun
  1. 1.
    FORMAL
    an act of waking from sleep.
  2. 2.
    an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware of something.
I will try to explain, I did it many times, but every time I find a little different facet, so I am happy to do it again and again! Awakening word is used with different meaning, just like "god" and "love" words, it means different things for different people. In dictionary its defined as "waking up from the sleep", and this would be true what I am talking about all along. It is a profound change in perception of reality. Just like in a sleep at night you might be the character in a sleep, and many characters, but then you wake up and perception of who you are changed in the morning, and all the roles you played in a dream seen as illusionary. So the same in this walking state you see yourself as a separate being, a character, carry different roles, but who you are is not really this character. When you wake up it is clearly seen who you really are, without any doubt (but instead of waking up from the night dream, it is a Revelation in the middle of the walking state, in the middle of this life). You can't really explain to the character in the night dream who the real dreamer is, so is in this life human mind can't understand beyond itself, it is only possible to experience yourself when the dream ends. It does happen when the physical body dies, but also it does happen in the Revelation (Waking Up experience), which many sages called "Die before you die". BEING AWAKE is to live this knowing which awakening experience revealed. Mostly in life it experienced as being present moment to moment to the experience without judgment. This has nothing to do with effort to be present, it's embodied Presence itself. It also might be experienced as mindfulness moment to moment, same here, without effort to be mindful, it's clear knowing of each moment as a projection of the Mind itself. These different ways of living awake depends on the natural inclination/design of the mind/body organism, more physical/somatic based, or more mind/knowing based. I know its a lot to contemplate, mind loves to engage in contemplation, and this is very potent food for it. Contemplation and inquiry are two vehicles that help to settle the mind on finding the truth of who we are, so is meditation, focusing, silencing the mind, growing awareness while reducing unconscious thinking. Please read my other essays on this blog regarding awakening.
We are not getting older (some personal experiences, some different faucets of talking about awakening and who we are): https://completehumanity.blogspot.com/2017/08/we-are-not-getting-older.html


In Humane and Transcendent simultaneously:

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