Stuff is falling away, and so are people and places. My coveted book collection is on yard sale and giveaway status: Everything from quantum theory, to psychology theory, to conspiracy theory and much more, is leaving. What do I really need to know, that I will not know in the moment? Other than a how-to manual, what do I need information and knowledge for, when the wisdom of awareness is here?
Also falling away, are relationships. This is interesting, from Awareness’s point of view. Just days ago, I realized the very purpose of a women’s group that Lori had loved being part of, for almost two years, no longer served. That the shared exploration of the Divine Feminine as a path held no appeal, simply because from where I now sit, it’s not necessary.
The same goes for tantra as a path to awakening. And human potential workshops? I don’t think so. It’s not that these paths are not useful along the way. But from this stillness that inhabits me, there is nothing more needed. Nothing to enhance, get to, fix or achieve.
The egoic mind is forever pursuing a betterment program, the path of polishing itself to ever more shiny states of okay-ness. This preoccupation with self-improvement is folly. Because the healthy ego is still not Awareness. Instead it is a well trained ego. Like an obedient and friendly dog, the mind can be trained by meditation, tantra, self-help, therapy and more. This training is not Awareness Awakened to itself, though arguably it can still the mind long enough for Awareness to rise up.
It’s like letting go of so much basement junk or clothes that no longer fit, this falling away of externals like the need to self-improve; the desire to be a better person; the urge for spiritual growth. It’s this very illusion that fuels spiritual consumerism and the hugely popular self help market. There is a ready supply for the false demand of the broken ego wanting to fix itself.
But it’s really so much more simple: The real you is already perfect. All you need to do is wake up and realize it.
Awareness Is Here!
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