signs of awakening

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Mindfulness meditation is really all about awareness: its quality, its stability, its reliability, and its capacity to free us from our own habits of self-diminishment and of ignoring what is most important in our lives. Mindfulness develops bare attention, discernment, clear seeing, and thus wisdom, where wisdom means knowing the actuality of things rather than being caught in our misperceptions and misapprehensions of reality.

And those misperceptions and misapprehensions tend to be truly legion for all of us, no matter who we are, because it is so easy to be caught up in our own belief systems, ideas, opinions, and prejudices. They form a kind of veil or a cloud that often prevents us from seeing what is right in front of our faces or from acting in ways that truly reflect what we most care about and value.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

how are your practices serving you?

inquiry for today~   may we remember how deep we can go…..may we remember we can excavate each layer until we have this amazing, deep, empty well…ready to receive…..

our heartful encounters

It is incumbent on each of us to pay attention to why we are here and what is our purpose. Focusing on our role in the larger scheme offers tremendous power over our lives. Consciousness is a continuum in which at every stage we have the opportunity for learning and growth. One must intentionally step outside of mundane waking consciousness to perceive a grander view- it cannot be fully appreciated from with the Supreme Illusion. When one accepts that the physical brain does not create mind but serves to allow in universal consciousness, going within is actually the means of going out to know more of the universe.

It is the awareness, or the observer, within each of us that is at the heart of the deep mystery of the mind-body discussion and confounding experiments in quantum physics. Through regular practice, strengthening our connection with that inner observer allows us to apply profound understanding and influence in the course of our daily lives. Developing this awareness enhances our link with our higher soul, which connects us to Collective Mind.

~Eben Alexander

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