Tag Archives: waking up

The Imposter

Who am I ? I am in charge of my life. I follow my destiny. I am someone who knows what he wants. I don’t know what I want. I want more. I never meant to get injured. I never … Continue reading

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Control

Can you stop hearing ? If hearing happens to someone, if it is yours, then why can’t it be controlled ? Can you stop sensations ? If someone is sensing, if sensing belonged to someone, wouldn’t they be able to … Continue reading

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“To Who Does This Thought Come ? “

The “I” thought : king of the weeds in a whole weedy thought patch. For a while, the absence of  “I” thoughts felt so freeing, it  almost intoxicated. Later, the rest of the weeds remind of their existence through the … Continue reading

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The Last Moment

Awakening happens when we are alone. The event that ends the personal self feels utterly personal. Sitting at home on a cushion, or at a computer, waiting for a bus, lying in bed, or sky-gazing from a stone bench, until … Continue reading

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Jettison

The story-making me spins itself a yarn about waking up. It might go something like this: “I’m close. Real close. I can feel it. It’s got to be just one more thing I need to know, one more thing to … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

The approach to awakening from this angle, and (apparently) from many others, was fraught with peril. Not physical peril. Mental peril. What if I’m wrong ? What if this awakening stuff is a bunch of malarkey ? What if I’m … Continue reading

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Nowhere to be Found

[ Guest poetry on living the awake life by Dennis Waugaman . Enjoy ! ] I look for a me. Nowhere to be found. No me, no ID, what then? A you? Show me. Body, mind, soul? Show me. No, … Continue reading

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Just Open the Eyes and See

[ Today’s post courtesy of Jowate, from Liberation Unleashed. Enjoy ! ] On a certain planet, there was a species of somewhat hairy sentient animals that were born with their eyes shut. The thing was, it simply didn’t occur to … Continue reading

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Listening Without a “me”.

Many inquiry exercises are based in vision. Even if they are not literally visual practices, they are written as visual metaphors and coached in visual terms. About 40% of the population does not learn optimally through the visual modality. Of … Continue reading

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Awakening’s Direction

Awakening’s direction ? Awakening shifts attention abruptly away from a thought-based life toward life as sensory awareness. Seeing. Hearing. Touch and other body sensations. Sensory experience is honest, simple, direct, without artifice. Even when fooled, sensory experience is honestly mistaken. … Continue reading

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