Monday, February 18, 2008

~ Levels of Awareness ~

Beware of Ignorance
Be Aware of Self!
That which begins as a practice
Becomes a part of the whole

Nothing new that never existed is going to be introduced for practicing. Yet, there comes a moment when each of us are introduced to discover our own self through various means. Body exists from the time of birth, yet the real feel of that first moment is experiential. Same with breath too. Breathing has been happening but when we enter into its realm with that touch of awareness then on the Real living begins.
Ignorance in a way acts as the backdrop for awareness. In life, when we begin to learn some art or anything, we tend to have a total focus on the job. Like when we first begin to cut vegetables, the eyes, the hands and the mind are in total focus. Its the practice which eventually leads to evolution. Perfection sounds more like a finite one. But with subtleness, it just expands to nowhere. The taste of the self which begins as a practice eventually grows to expand in awareness. Focus with practice gets transformed into awareness. You no longer have to look at the vegetable and cut it but it can get transformed to happen with awareness.Until its totally merged to be a part of the whole, there is every possibility to cut the finger even after many years of cutting vegetables. Both the favourable and the unfavourable situations are just a backdrop for the awareness. To get identified with the backdrop or the periphery and lose insight with the centre is the most essential watch for every individual. Even that drifting is only to drift in totally into the centre. Be grateful to existence for all the support it renders and never lose track on awareness.




14 comments:

fruitu said...

Beautiful Post Merging point,

Whatever we see are concepts, the only reality is nothingness, and only nothingness can contain everything.

Merging Point said...

yes, seeing it as it is makes the difference, Fruitu!

Swahilya said...

Fruitu,
Concepts lead to understanding. Understanding helps to identify the experience and experiencing fully is awareness.

Merging Point said...

Dear Swahilya,
Wish to add my understanding.
Mind is caught up in concepts such as good or bad and refuses to see it as it is. The understanding through the intellect with total awareness clears the veil of concepts and lets one see it as it is and thats what experiencing is all about.
Light of awareness dispels the darkness of concepts. the intellect lights the lamp of awareness.

fruitu said...

can we take it this way merging point, absence of awareness is darkness and presence of awareness is light. Awareness is the key to understand things.

Merging Point said...

well said Fruitu!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

WOW!!! This has enlightened me once more. You are expanding my universe. :D

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

love to you JJ!

joderebe said...

Truly interesting MergingPoint. I quote you " the intellect lights the lamp of awareness." It can also obscure the essence of simplicity as well.
Take care.
~JD

Merging Point said...

True JD! all depends on the connectivity.

Anna said...

Merging Point, point well taken. Not sure if this can be relevant, but my engineering background (education), and martial arts (fitness), thought me a lot of things. School thought me how things are made and how things behave around me. I really enjoy watching and exploring, even if it is a scratch on the wall. Then martial arts, thought me how to be aware of my body. I can feel small aches from day to day, I can feel which movement make me feel good or I am doing a bad stretch. Aches are always there, so I never look at the as a negative thing, I move forward. Awareness is a great thing, it really opens more perspective on the life around us. Great post as always. Anna :)

Merging Point said...

Thanks for your ever participating and sharing comments anna!
Yes, we learn various things at various stages through various means. What we learn has been existing right within us and its the awareness through all various means both negative and positive reveal them.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Merging Point, I have decided to make the most of every breath I take. You are awakening me. :D

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

mmm JJ! breath is the most simplest way to raise the levels of awareness...
Every breath you take, every move you make, i'll be watching you....sing the song and tell yourself JJ!