The Path to Self Realization
"The path to self realization
is not about attainment
but about letting go.
how to remain
in your essential state
of not holding on to anything.
There will probably
be a lot of practicing various
and a lot of self discipline
to build up the shakti inside you;
to get you to the point
where awareness begins
to happen naturally.
But once you start to really feel
that build up of shakti moving inside you
then meditation becomes all about allowing
what is naturally happening to happen
without holding on to any of it
and remaining a witness to that.
Witnessing not in the sense
of being a something or someone
separate from what you are witnessing,
but from the natural place
of all encompassing awareness
that is in everything as everything
and also transcends everything
as silent awareness itself.
So in order to really realize your
true nature of pure peace,
you have to be willing
to let go of your attachment
Even the ideas and understandings
of who you are and what you know,
what you have achieved
and what you have gained,
even spiritual ones;
all of these that you hold on to
actually separate you
from your true nature of peace
in this moment.
Not the thoughts themselves
but your fascination with them
as something real, something important.
Your attention contracts into the thought
and you feel 'this is me,' 'I know this,'
'I have achieved this,' 'I agree with this'
and in that you become a person
separate from peace.
That contraction needs to be relaxed,
so that every thought & belief that you hold on to
can fall away and leave you as you truly are.
To be in pure peace,
to rest in samadhi
means to rest in your natural state
of not holding on to anything,
where everything naturally
ebbs and flows on its own.
all on its own.
It is all a happening.
It is all fluid.
And the essence of that happening
is pure peace, pure awareness
It is what you are.
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