The first step to awakening is probably the most courageous one. Without being able to know what “awakening” actually feels like in actual experience, you are starting a journey into the unknown.
Imagine Awakening is possible
Imagine for a moment that full awakening is possible. Not in an unknown future, not in another lifetime, but in the next 1-5 years. The first important step, seeing through the illusion of a separate self, can be done in three months. You’ve come across a place where this can really happen.
You have the choice to say, “That’s what I was looking for all the time, I’m gonna go for it!” Or you can say, “No, thank you.”
What will you do? It’s quite breathtaking, isn’t it?
Here’s What I did in that Situation
In a rather desperate situation when I urgently wanted to see for myself that there is no ME, I had found the website Liberation Unleashed. It is a site where volunteers have dialogues with seekers that can lead to seeing through the assumption that there is a ‘ME’ thinking, experiencing, deciding and acting. I read several successful dialogues and each time, a point came after which I didn’t understand any longer what was said. Obviously, a deep shift had happened, the seeker and now finder felt relieved and lighter and life was easier. The dialogues took on the beauty of a Zen poem.
I realized that this was a real opportunity to grok this important step. And the first thing I did was – I stepped back.
Would I Even Like Awakening?
Was this what I truly wanted? There was no going back after that step. It was a bit scary. I had no idea what would happen, how it would feel like and what I would lose or gain.
What if I didn’t like it and it couldn’t be reversed? Would I still be able to take care of all the things that needed to be done? Or would I just sit around, doing nothing, watching the proverbial grass grow by itself? Would I go nuts?
Would my relationship survive the change or break up? I didn’t want to cause my beloved any pain. Would I continue to play music or would I lose everything I loved?
During my 40 years of search, I had started my life from scratch four times because of some promising path I had followed that had reached a dead end. I trusted my ability to go through big changes and figure out what to do when I was at the end of my wits.
I had no idea how this major change of seeing through the illusion of self would turn out though. But awakening had been my goal for all these years, and now the goal seemed to be within reach. In the end, I jumped and took the first step to awakening. I downloaded their book “The Gateless Gatecrashers” from Amazon and saw through the illusion of self while reading it. I am ever so grateful!
The First Step to Awakening
You’ll have to take this first step towards awakening on your own.
Imagine, within the next three months, you can see that there is no ME thinking, experiencing, deciding and acting, the place behind the wheel is empty, how does that feel? Would you go for it? Share your thoughts and feelings in a comment.
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