12 Dec The Conscious Universe – December 13 2018
Posted at 21:04h in Daily Thoughts
Mystery 7: Do we live in a conscious universe?
Answer: Yes. But this won’t make any sense if your notion of a conscious universe is filed with thoughts, sensations, images, and feelings. Those are the contents of the mind. Remove the contents and what remains is pure consciousness, which is silent, unmoving, beyond time and space, yet filled with creative potential. Pure consciousness gives rise to everything, including the human mind. In that sense, we don’t live in a conscious universe the way renters occupy a rental property. We participate in the same consciousness that is the universe.
Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos, You Are the Universe
Meditation, mindfulness, present moment awareness – all of these practices are designed for one purpose: to allow us the experience of pure consciousness. Beyond all thought, imagination, feelings, body sensations. Beyond all opinions and ideas, judgments and perceptions. Pure, silent consciousness. The truth of what we are.
To know myself as pure consciousness is to be free of all problems, free of all limitations, free of all needs. For if I am at-one-with the whole of what is, there is nothing outside myself to need, no problem without a solution, no thing I might be unable to accomplish.
Of course this is speaking of an ideal. And we can imagine that in this lifetime, we probably never will come close to such enlightenment.
But it might be a good thing to remember today when the boss looks at me funny, or the traffic is already crazy by 6 am, or the spouse/child/parent/coworker does that thing they know drives us up the wall, maybe just to see us react.
It might be a good thing to remember that consciousness is the truth under this all. That love is the flow of consciousness to consciousness, from me to you. And that every situation will be uplifted as I bring my consciousness and love to it.
Today I will remember that deep within me, and behind every personality I encounter, is the fullness of consciousness; and as I know this for myself, I can know it for you. And if we both can know it at the same moment, just imagine what might be possible.
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