Is it possible for you to awaken to love as who you truly are? Imagine what our world would be like if more and more people began to awaken, and discovered that unconditional love is their true nature. What if awakening became available to us as a normal stage of development? It can happen, and I am hopeful it will.
In these contemporary times with so many choices, we can become distracted and end up living on the surface. I designed this book and these practices to encourage experiences of the simplest and deepest dimensions of our human experience in the midst of our daily life.
Like changing any habit, awakening requires making your practice a priority. It takes as much unlearning as learning. Starting your day with a short sitting or a tuning-in practice of ten to twenty minutes is as important as eating breakfast. You can skip it, but your whole day will be different.
Learn the principles of glimpsing and abiding. Do one of the glimpse practices in the book that works best for you. Make it your own. Shift awareness, tune in, marinate, then open your eyes and begin to see and do from Being until you become re-identified. Then do a small glimpse to re-recognize. You can do this anywhere. I do it at home, on the subway, standing in line at a store, walking on the street, and while talking to someone. The inner silence, the dancing stillness, and the awareness are always available.
Ultimately, my hope is that by beginning with small glimpses, you will fall in love with love. When you fall in love with your own true nature and its natural qualities, you will want to return. Like romantic love, when you’re in love with your true self, you have a natural interest, motivation, and devotion. Then the next step is no longer seeking in the spiritual marketplace but making a commitment. The love you’ve been seeking is already who you are—so you’re already living together! You may have been worried that there was going to be a funeral for your ego, but instead it’s a wedding celebration.
For more, please see my book and audio program of guided meditations. You can find them HERE
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