When we awaken in a spiritual sense, we become aware of something, a central core being, that is always unchangingly present and fully pervasive throughout our psyche. This is Essence, the Self that is immortal and omnipresent. As the Katha Upanishad states: “That being who is awake in those that sleep, shaping desire after desire, that indeed is hte pure. That is Brahman, that is call the Immortal.” When awake, we are more aware of our inner self and of the external world; we are more in touch with past history and future possibilities as well. We are urged to awaken from the dream of our so-called reality, in which we have been subjectively enmeshed; and we are urged to awaken to the divine nature inherent within, the Teacher, The Friend, The Self. The Zen philosopher D.T. Suzuki wrote, “What is awakened is not a new experience but an old one, which has been dormant since our loss of innocence. The awakening is really the rediscovery or the excavation of a long-lost treasure- the finding ourselves back in our original abode where we lived even before our birth.” ~Ralph Metzner
maybe it’s time to get to know the sensual world a little better…..
inquiry for today~ feel and taste and mirror the nature that seeps under your skin…..
Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.
the inner- what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.