what happens when all authority is abandoned?

what happens when all authority is abandoned? by miriam louisa

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If you’re born blind, totally blind, you need to be told about light.  That’s the only way you’ll come to believe something like light exists.  But if you aren’t blind, belief isn’t necessary – you simply see and know light.

It’s odd then – with respect to ‘awakening’ – the way beliefs seem to cause blindness in those with eyes to see.  Beliefs are just like cataracts.

To see for yourself that wideawake brilliant awareness is all there is, is simple.  It’s probably the most obvious of all observations.  So why do we resist?  Why do we look for the Real everywhere but here?

Conditioned from tiny-hood to believe ourselves blind (unenlightened) we unquestioningly accept the beliefs of those who appear to have vision (authority): parents, priests, teachers, gurus, scriptures.

What happens when that conditioning is questioned?  What happens when all authority is abandoned?  What happens when we use our own eyes and trust our own vision?

Clear brilliant awareness is inescapably present. 

Clarity flowers.  

And clarity instantly removes cataracts.

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Thanks to miriam louisa of the blog Echoes from Emptiness for the poem here: http://echoesfromemptiness.com/2012/04/30/what-happens-when-all-authority-is-abandoned/

 

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A former seeker starts blogging.
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2 Responses to what happens when all authority is abandoned?

  1. Dominic – Thank you for re-blogging this little *echo*. ♥

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