Thoughts bring the sense of separation, individuality.
Feelings bring the sense of unity with all as an expression of the inner being.
When we observe the one who produces those feelings, we discover a center of consciousness; we could discover bliss for the first time.
When we look at Nature and when thinking is over, the consciousness of being there observing arises. That is the self without a personality.
During meditation when the observer observes the observer, feels the observer, peace and bliss could arrive. That bliss is not there all the time due to our own “doubts.” That is, that personality built around it with all its hang ups, repressions, moral standards, traditions, traumas and sufferings.
That baggage is not allowing us to be in touch with that peace and bliss which we are.
We are “that” which we are looking for. 🙂
In this consciousness there could be that sense of separation again, for it will be the first time when looking inwards will make sense. “Inwards vs. Outwards.”
There is no “other” thing needed to bring life to our lives. It is right there in us.
Tapping this consciousness means to see everything as a “game.” There will not be a need to “acquire” something to bring value to ourselves. Here is when the perception of the body as a colorful paper, wrapping the candy is known without any other practices, it comes naturally. There is no need to deny the paper wrapping and to avoid it, but merely to acknowledge its beauty as a paper wrapping.
It is in this state when loneliness becomes something from the past, for we are content with our own existence but at the same time happy to share “that” with “others.”
Balance and harmony occurs when there is inner fulfillment. To be conscious of our own consciousness becomes the “thing” to observe.
From our physical movements, we could switch to observing our thoughts and feelings and from that the observer, the being. It is in that consciousness when we could understand the words of “being created to God’s image.”
Before that, it was a romantic moment of love or a thought. Now is “me” being equal to “God,” but without those words to separate; then there is “sameness,” “equality.” As consciousness increases, words do not do a good job in describing the experience.
There is a world to observe and to understand in the inner world. From this vision the game of union and separation is a manifestation of duality, the game of life.
The understanding and experience of the other types of consciousness will give a person automatic openness, receptiveness, open-mindedness, tolerance and empathy, all of that without “making effort.”
🙂 It is effortless.
However, it seems that there is more to it, which hasn’t been experienced by Avyakt7. That is what Buddhism calls “emptiness.”
Emptiness of what?
Emptiness of individuality; that is back to the whole, back to the totality, to the “movie of life.”
Wholesomeness. The ultimate unity. Communion.
The observer separates itself from what is being observed, just to recognize that what is being observed is the extent of the observer.
Plainly, life is the movie of a dog chasing its own tail. In one state of consciousness, the dog believes to be separated from its tail.
Until the dog bites its own tail, after making so much “effort” to grab it… Ouch! 😦
Then the dog will wake up with a new state of consciousness.
The dog is one with his tail. 🙂
When there is no dog, there is no tail.
But “there is” something which is neither the dog nor the tail.
There is life, consciousness, existence. That is all.