Awakening feels like a revolution.
It feels like a wild revolt against the previously lived life,
its values, its perspectives, its relationships.
On the other side of awakening,
living still happens.
Here and there still appears,
even though others appear as not-two…
Differences built up over many years still exist after awakening.
” I thought awakening was supposed to ‘ cure ‘ all that stuff ? ! ”
! Not !
Awakening is not about fixing problems;
it’s a radical shift of perspective.
If thought-based mental fabrication were a pastry,
it ‘s as if the doughnut hole is missing,
but the doughnut is still there.
Plenty of mental and emotional B.S. left to practice with.
To fix relationships, real or imagined,
forgiveness is a sine quo non.
Do not imagine that you can get past this
without forgiving everyone unreservedly.
Nothing will really flow, otherwise…
If you are not “ready” to forgive everyone
( including the no-self self ) for everything,
a nasty surprise awaits.
Awake life is a dependent origination.
Like everything else in the universe,
awake life depends on other things for its existence.
One of these dependencies
is the open-hearted willingness
to forgive everyone for everything.
if you want to stay awake,
forgive everyone everything,
(including any and all nobodies)
Or fall back into the hell realm of dualism.
Choice appears, as always, “yours”.
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