Becoming Conscious of your True Nature
The most truthful, promising and sustaining part of our lives is in the knowing that each and everyone of us,human being has that Buddha,Christ,Luminous(Pure)Consciousness Within. No matter how dark a state we may superficially/temporarily be living in,whenever we are ready,courageous and willing to allow Light to enter and open out from within, we can and will do it!Everyone is able to make this journey wherever we are at,right here and now.There is no special requirements/pre-requisites or think that we must be holy,pure,spiritually healthy or be affliated to any one religious tradition.Nor think that we must be single and have free time,or have to leave our jobs and family and friends or perhaps go to a monastery/convent/ashram or far away remote place and find a guru,teacher etc.In anything that we want to do,we must first be willing to make an effort to give ourselves the chance to be open to try, to experience,have a healthy desire to learn and gain knowledge of truth and wisdom.In this instance to wake up to the consciousness of knowing who we truly are! Without knowing who we are,we are truly walking blindfolded and fumbling our way around in this journey of life(being hurt and hurting others),so to speak.And thats why in this fumblings,we readily succumb to fear of all sorts. And because we do not know who we are, we distrust others,become suspicious/cynical and limited/conditioned in our way of living,afraid of giving,sharing and opening up to accept the whatever may be situations with responsibilities instead of blaming and fighting against something or another.
The journey into ourselves entails so much ineffable beauty to GAIN and witness with NOTHING to lose! The only things we will lose are our restless minds,ignorance,unhealthy attachments/desires,greed and hatred together with all afflicted states that block the path to loving-kindness,joyful and peaceful,wholesome and wise living which perpetuates happiness and non-harming(in thoughts,words and deeds) for all.
When we have gained that magnificent access into the core of our being,Love,wisdom and joy are uncovered and can never again be buried.Thus Living becomes fearless,meaningful and purposeful with freedom from unnecessary suffering(no limitations and conditioning).Light,truth and Joy are open for all humanity to gain from however in a big or small way!
While I was on the inward spiritual journey into myself, I did not go away or have direct personal teaching from any one spiritual teacher,nor did I leave my job,my family and friends.I was going through the journey alone by myself with access to many teachers by way of books/media at the same time going to work at the hospital, serving charitably on the streets,wherever/whenever I could in any way.I still opened myself to going and being present during social gatherings of friends and families.I travelled and spent a whole lot of time in nature to be alone in disciplined self-meditative retreats.I enjoyed very much being alone with my own company without fear of loneliness and boredom(there are so much exhilarating moments when knowing yourself).Most importantly, I allowed life itself,however much hardships(from difficult/harsh/mean people and situations) and joyful moments that I faced teach me to venture and look deeper into myself for answers of truth.I was also courageously learning to let things, people and situations go that serve no more purpose in the ongoing inward journey.
When we are unafraid of facing the Truth, it sets us free from ignorance and suffering.For no one will come to save us!In truth the teachings, sharing and reminders of all enlightened teachers,gurus,sages and saints eg.Jesus, Buddha,Krishna, etc.can only point us to the direction of truth(that might help us to save ourselves).Thus when we wake up to its true message,we ourselves will heal and awaken our consciousness especially so in a world that is chaotic ,confused and terribly troubled!
Author of To Resurrect the True Self