The Direct Path
In my own investigation, it is the deep unconscious conviction in the personal “I” that creates the sense of separation. That initiates the search or quest to heal, discover, know… The non-dual path of realizing our true nature looks into this notion of who and what I am, and uncovers the clarity that I am none of the things that I have believed.
Our personal identity is woven into the language, and therefore the way we think. We have no control over the thoughts that arise and there’s no need to do so. That would be a monumental task. Through simple awareness, which is always already present, as thoughts, impressions, sensations arise, they are simply registered. There is no effort or strain in doing this. The natural state is this awareness. We have become mesmerized by what arises, and overlook the awareness or field that this content arises in.
Through direct investigation into Who we are (and always have been) we can see what was already there. When this is clearly realized, and we are no longer a captive audience to the habitual flow of impressions, a deep abiding presence is recognized and lived. We know ourselves as the totality rather than the limited isolated sense of self (mind-body). The search is over. Life lives itself naturally through everything that exists.
Help in cutting through our blind spots can certainly be gained through some “direct pointers” from one who knows. In my case, such pointers helped me move from just having a clear understanding of the principles, to the resting in what I am. Because Self-realization is the birthright of all who sincerely desire to know, my point in these meetings is to offer others the same direct and simple opportunity I received.
|© 2011 by Richard Sann|