In our awakened state we are deprived of feeling our true self because we give our full attention to whatever draws our focus. To return to our initial loving, blissful state of being we need to practice letting go of focusing. Here are a few concepts you can contemplate about and practice while meditating or think about in general
Sometimes our worries have nothing to do with us and everything to do with what we think about should be. Our thought detach us from reality as it is, and place us in a world we disapprove of. The line between what is real and what is not gets distorted by our misperception. Use this exercise to get an idea how you can see things exactly as they are.
Many of our everyday repeated routines, are in fact deliberate distractions from the things that we are looking to avoid. However, as it turns out most of the time, our fears and worries that we're trying to avoid are as a result of a simple and innocent misunderstanding
The inner sense of satisfaction cannot be ever satisfied if it depends on the changing circumstance.When we seek to feel good about ourselves and look to get this feeling from the outside we fall into a trap. The problem with the outside is that it is always changing. So we find ourselves chasing what is always changing, never knowing how to stop because if we stop, what will make us feel good about ourselves? - You don't have to chase your happiness anymore.
Play the game of life. There is no other choice really, other than this. Sure you can have various spiritual awakening experiences, have different realizations about what is going on with you and life in general. But at the end of the day, that's all it is, passing experiences. You are still here, with your body, after all your aha moments, visions, and enlightening experiences.
Many times in spirituality we hear that one has to have faith and trust life to take care of everything. But we don't trust life, and rightfully so. Because how can we, most of our life we spend preparing for the worst and fearing the worst.With that said I also understand that there is no point in living life unless there is an element of surprise present in life. Surely I want to be surprised and to trust life but I want it to be surprised by the good surprises, I want the good stuff. You know?!
The mind holds patterns of thought, beliefs that drive patterns of behavior. The mind doesn’t require resolution. You don’t have to do anything to settle your mind. The mind is there for you. It can’t make you do anything. When you step outside of your mind, it doesn’t mean that your mind disappears. It is there participating in every experience. You don’t have to look inside your mind for anything. The mind…