Friday, August 7, 2015

"Getting Off The Crowded Road"

Some of us have decided that enough is enough. We believe that by following others we degrade our own power. So we have chosen to get off their crowded road and create a new one for ourselves.

We clearly understand that for us to find ourselves, we must first get off the crowded road. This means we must lose our attachments  to popular beliefs and values. In other words, we must be willing to stop following others and start trusting our own power. 

Nevertheless, the things most of us cherish on the crowded road such as, wealth, status, fame, toxic relationships, and so on, are what prevent us from seeking another path or perspective. These things are the illusions that make it difficult for us to trust the Enlightenism within us.

Similarly, the narrow road, or the less crowded and traveled one, is the one that leads to Enlightenism. This is the spacious path for understanding the development of our awareness-of-being. The Buddhist refer to this as our introduction to:  form, feeling, thought, will, and consciousness as the source of our illusions.

This is also the path that the Christians refer to as being "born again in spirit and in truth." And that this transformation occurs in our unconditioned consciousness; the consciousness that is free of toxic beliefs and values, and sin.

For us to reach this level of consciousness, the awareness-of-being enlightened, we must first free our consciousness from the beliefs and values we acquired on the crowded road. This rebirth in consciousness is all we need to express our purpose for being in this world.

Similarly, for those who are willing to let go and seek enlightenment within our unconditioned consciousness, we are the ones who will discover the path and travel on it. This is the path paved with the thoughts and actions of our enlightened predecessors.

Many of us disbelieve in unconditioned consciousness. We believe our conditioned consciousness, the one developed from the toxic beliefs and values of others, is the only awareness-of-being available to us.

In other words, we believe our brain and consciousness are the same. Unfortunately, this belief system imprisons us in a web of illusions. And it is our beliefs in illusions that keep us on the crowded road.

Meanwhile, regardless of how many times we hear about unconditioned consciousness and spirit, we continue to believe it exists in our brain or mind. We cannot fathom a perspective beyond the archaic philosophical dictum: "I think, therefore I exist."

Some of us understand that existence is awareness-of-being. And this means we can choose to exist with clarity and power or with dogma and powerlessness. Both of these perspectives come from our thoughts.

Enlightenism is beyond thinking in the traditional sense. It is the awareness-of-being without toxic beliefs and values, and the thoughts produced from them
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