' Awareness '...
Question: From the standpoint of Consciousness, it would seem that enlightenment is a myth and so the search can end - nothing to do and no one to do anything. I get this intellectually but the seeking goes on and despair and frustration are the only outcomes...
Peter: This is a good point, something "each of us" seems to face at one time or another.
It sounds as if there is an identification with thoughts about Awareness, rather than identifying as, or simply being, Pure Awareness Itself. It also sounds as if "you" have done a lot of sincere studying and hard work on this.
Now it's time to "rest" and enjoy. Why?
Who alone is aware right there as You? Awareness or Self Itself is the only One being aware, conscious. It already is "at" Itself; It already is fully being Itself (and there is no other) so the "work" already is "done." Any continued attempt is actually futile. It sounds as if this is clear, too - no becoming and no other to become.
Let's call this already-present Awareness the New You, or Real You - which, again, is the Presence of Awareness Itself - and which NEVER fails to be present, to perfectly be what It is, and does not require any "work" to be present.
The New You is effortless. And this is your new homework assignment, given to You by Your Self: Make no effort at all. That means no more thinking about Awareness, no more thinking about enlightenment - because after all, New You (Pure Awareness) doesn't think. Stop reading. Stop looking on the computer for awhile. Stop trying.
- Peter Dzubian
Posted by thomas meehan