Awareness “explained”

Have you ever noticed how experiences and thoughts arise, how they appear and then disappear?

Have you ever wondered who or what is aware of that?

Have you ever noticed that in between thoughts, what you tend to call “me” does not disappear?

So apparently you are not your thoughts!

When thoughts arise and disappear, what is it that remains in the gaps between thoughts and experiences?

What you call “me” is still there, but without thought and without experience, isn’t it? Aware of…

So apparently you can exist without thought and without experience?

Yes!

Isn’t it clear then that what you truly are, is not dependent on thought or experience, but is prior to them! Always already.

Isn’t that an astounding discovery?

Some call it “Being” or “your true nature” or “awareness” or “consciousness”…but those are just words…

What you are does not need any words!

It is prior to words and thoughts and concepts.

To be, it does not need thoughts or experiences; it simply is. It knows, it sees, it senses, it feels. Life!

And you are that!

(Tat Tvam Asi)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Yep. You got it.

    It’s so simple that we go on missing it. People will make a goal out of this.

    But beyond even the goal-making is awareness.

  2. Dear Shortyafter: Yes. All of us got it, or better “are it”. But most often we keep overlooking that…until suddenly it is seen… 🙂

  3. Reality is what is happening, minus thoughts.

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    Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
    ‘​Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.’

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    You wrote, ‘ We are not in silence, we are not in thought, we are what is in this now.’

    and, ‘The “you” or “I” or “self” is not real but this is the way we talk to one another.’

    Another way of seeing or saying this is, what we are is Being. How we interact in the world is through an imagined self. I think that is what you said, just in other words.

    The words Being, consciousness and awareness – like any words – have the meaning we give them.

    So, how can we take this from intellectual understanding to embodiment in our daily lives?

    What are the motivations for and benefits of integrating ‘higher consciousness’, that is, a more complete perspective, into our thoughts and actions?

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