Becoming aware, or awakening, is profound. Those that have not experienced it may think it seems the awake come across as elitist or like it's a
club. That is the furthest thing from the truth. The aware look at the bell curve of humanity and see most as a an elder might look on a child in
terms of experience and wisdom. Unfortunately it is arrogant by appearance. But the reality is they have adopted the confidence in they are always
right, only because they are always wrong. Meaning, the aware speak with the confidence in their understanding and wisdom, but are always ready to do
180 degrees if reality dictates. This position eliminates flat-earth thinking and allows for not having all the facts or perspective. We are on the
dust speck in Horton Hears a Who.
The reality is that to become aware, one must get rid of all labels and judgments. They must be able to be present to the moment, be here now in Ram
Das speak. Ego is set aside preferring silence or a smile in most cases. It is this harnessing of the mind and taming of the ego that leads to an
understanding of one-ness and the empathy in the phrase, "they know not what they do".
Many who have opened their mind to an understanding of self and awareness want to share this with whoever will listen. The problem is not many want
it. They have attached themselves (read programmed) to drama and the chemical reactions (feelings, emotions) that go along with their experiences.
They don't even realize that there is another way. It all stems from the way the body machine works and how it gets its programming.
When a child is born, it is in a state of pure awareness. It is ready to experience and start cataloging. Learn, grow. From day one, parents,
friends, school, society, tv--everything that is a potential input, is programming this child. There's no fault in any of this, it's how it's been
done. But now it seems we are starting to see through some of this via the collective brain we call the internet. We're starting to get facts that
fly in the face of conformity and tradition. We are starting to see through the fog and are starting to see the hints that have been trying to get
our attention. The search for self is not taught mainstream. It involves too much revelation for most to be able to handle the path. Those who want
the path will find it. It's that simple. Those who criticize the path have never started or have only gotten so far down the path. It involves the
destruction of sacred cows, the alienation and loneliness of being the only one who sees what is really going on (see Cassandra Complex). There is a
danger of losing oneself in the process as the ego will do everything to retain control--including the killing of the host body.
Here's a simple example:
Input: News or Politics, watches daily on tv
Inputs become thoughts. The difference between being awake or not is in who is deciding on inputs. If you sit in front of the tv all day then your
choices in programming are input into your brain and the input is electrically transmitted via thought and brain activity. If you are acting through
consciousness, then you dictate the inputs and choose what emotion to attach to it for creation purposes.
Processing: The thoughts that arise from inputs are chemically bonded to a cataloged feeling or emotion. We attach to news items, causes and
political issues and either like them or dislike them--we cheer and boo. This results in pleasure and pain.
The ego lives on feelings and emotion and thoughts. The chatter mind. The ego WILL destroy the host (read suicide) if given the chance. Other egos
merely like to harm others. Most however are content with the life in America's daily drama of news, weather, sports and gossip. Nothing wrong with
this, but programming dictates output.
Output: Talk about these things, feel pleasure and pain, depression and joy and the programming BECOMES your reality. You are living the movie
script that has been programmed.
One thing that I found interesting in being present. The dramas of the past and future become nonexistent and the moment becomes profoundly exciting
through the acceptance and stillness in it. It feels as though you are living in a movie plot. It is very interesting. Because shouldn't living
life in present reality feel like...living? We are so programmed to attach to others dramas and stories from friends, radio, film, books and news
that we live our lives in others scripts--others movies. Their lives become our experience. It's all backwards.
The human experience is supposed to be about learning how to use a creation machine. This earth playpen is such that we can do what we're capable of,
knowing that we like to smash atoms and kill each other. We've figured out the physical body but others have figured out the mental functioning and
attempt to hijack it via external programming. We're just starting to rid of the dogma that has hindered the spiritual journey. We have given the
wheel for others to steer. But now it is time for you to take ownership of your machine and consciously dictate it's inputs. If everyone on this
site did this for real, no one would be here to post tomorrow--they'd be out test-driving their creation machines. They wouldn't even feel the need
to come on here and post the experiences because the ego wouild be completely out of the picture!!
Everything is a mirror and everyone is your guru. This means that you honor the person who cut you off in traffic who is teaching you about anger
attachment and self control. Everything that you think or that comes out of your mouth is a reflection of the body's present state. Feelings and
emotions used as indicators (think oil light in a car) rather than attaching them to labels and judgments, point to areas of the body-machine that
need attention. Over time the indicator lights (feelings/emotions) no longer arise and consciousness is in control. It has taken the reigns from the
ego/chattermind and now operates the body like the little creature in the head of the machine in the first MIB film. The soul/awareness is now the
captain of the ship.
Add to this study of chakras and electricity and an aware person operating through love and compassion becomes a radio transmitter of this energy. It
is felt by others yards away. They feel the warmth and smile of that aware person. They recognize the electric frequency but have been so far from
it most of their lives that they smile in return. They are uplifted. That is the mission of the aware who choose love and compassion as their
Self-discovery is not for faint of heart. Some searches lead to breakdown. But you have to break the old machine programming in order to even have a
chance at reprogramming.
This life is not about how others affect you. It is about YOU and your EXPERIENCE. The human body is a creation machine pure and simple. These
machines have been hijacked enmasse either intentionally or via ignorance of the species. I tend to lean to intentionally. The evidence on ATS sure
points that way if not absolutely confirms it.
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