Essentially, meditation practice is acute observation; attentive witnessing. As we watch and listen with full absorption, we undergo a series of insights, fresh views, awakenings, which contribute to our understanding of life’s processes and the nature of existence.
Ultimately, That which observes is revealed as our changeless true Self, in contrast with our relative, conditioned time-bound orientation as a personality self.
Spiritual aspirants are very fortunate to receive the tutelage of an enlightened teacher-mentor. Many spiritual teachers are more conceptualizers than knowers, and knowers aren’t necessarily available as teachers.
Judgement is linked to tension, acceptance to ease. Doing gives rise to separation, being to oneness .
Though our appearance here is fleeting, our contributions matter. As agents of infinite Spirit, the love we express, the assistance we render, the recognition and encouragement offered to others, in some measure uplifts them and catalyzes their growth. Through our affirmative interaction we assist others in the realization of their creative potential, the successful outcome of their worthy aspirations, and the accomplishment of their unique life mission.
Revered Teacher, How will I know when I have awakened spiritually?
Dear Friend, A unified, omnipresent Spirit-Essence undergirds the entirety of Creation. As souls, we are individualizations of It. When we know this directly as the core, foundational reality of our being, we are spiritually awake.