I decided to share this with you all because I think it is of immense importance that we begin to learn how to empty our minds and just “BE” within the moments as they come. there is no doubt that much of the angst and stress of the human race is self-created by the level of consciousness they maintain, or lack of for that matter. The simple fact that we are affected by the vibration patterns around us is cause to be concerned about how you think, who you surround yourself with, what you say, and what you listen to…yes I said listen; we can’t help what we here but we can choose what to listen to. As a man of great introspection I have become a constant critic of my mannerisms and actions. My will to live a life of meaning and purpose is so great, that I spend 24 hours a day working to better myself, and maintain balance in my life. The greatest gift you can give yourself is empty silence, the greatest gift you can give someone else is the real authenticated true you. Whats the point of giving of yourself at all if it is going to be watered down. Love me or leave me alone, but at least we know where we stand, and what we stand for. The next time you get the chance to enjoy the silence, be sure to remember how important it is to take a few moments to gather your thoughts without any outside distractions. Think of it as setting your course each day before you sail out to sea. By always knowing where you are going, you become empowered with proper preparation, and that alone always prevents poor performance. Become the one who dares to be different. Become the one who drives the cause. Become the one you were born to be. Strip away the unessential and let all the true you hang out.
“We are recycled consciousness expressing itself in infinite forms. Science tells us that we are social creatures. We need others to survive in this world of suffering. Buddhism explains this bond as interconnection and co-arising. We are all one. To quote the Heart Sutra, “form is emptiness and emptiness is form.” Thich Nhat Hanh uses the example of waves in the ocean.
We are all apart of a great, infinite, ocean of consciousness. In other words, we all share a similar human consciousness that interconnects us. As individuals, we are the wave that arises from the wider ocean of consciousness. We are both the wave and the ocean. We are both individuals, and a collective consciousness. This is the Buddhist belief of co-arising. To quote Buddha, “All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
In each new birth, our karma determines the particular form of our wave rising from the greater ocean of consciousness.
~i bow to the buddha within all beings~
- Sananda: Your Soul’s Expansion to Infinity (bryanhallsawakening.wordpress.com)
- The Mind vs. Brain Debate (What is Consciousness?) (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
- Buddha at the Gas Pump – 384 (paintersjourneytolife.wordpress.com)
- Series – Tom Campbell on consciousness, metaphysics, philosophy, and theology for those that want grasp who we are/our mission in life. (eagleman6788.wordpress.com)