Attaining enlightenment is our subject today at the “Think Zing!” series. As I have learned from studying with Paul Scheele, the author of PhotoReading (and, of so many genius programs, at Learning Strategies Corporation), enlightenment is a pre-made path, a pattern in our brain, which we – all of us – can make active. Impressive, right?
“Enlightenment or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is.”
– Alan Watts
Once this path gets active we are attaining enlightenment!
Meaning, we see reality in a much broader and wider sense. In other words, enlightenment is a conscious practice of a truthful way of living, free of dogmatism, superstitions, un-resourceful beliefs, mostly, and some other mental and emotional attachments, we may unnecessarily (and, unconsciously) carry with us 24/7.
By practice, by living consciously and being aware of our own being, by choosing consciously how we feel, what we are thinking about, what are we consciously creating, we, thus, illuminate our lives. Being enlightened, then, we are resourceful and true to ourselves, and very resourceful to our environment, meaning, our inner world, our bodies and to the world from around us, as we perceive it.
Let’s see what attaining enlightenment cannot be?
One of the most common misconceptions I found about enlightenment is that the enlightened people have superhuman abilities and that they often are able to do stuff like floating on water, levitation and teleportation, and many other cool powers, let’s call them.
Now, some people may display such abilities. Personally, I have never met such a person. However, I’ve met, heard and read about some enlightened people: indeed, they do seem sometimes as being superhuman. That is because of the way they become and of their achievements because of that.
Meaning that they understand and know stuff most people don’t, due to the way most people live. Not really aware of their inner power. Not caring much about how they feel; conditioning how they feel, with expectations derived from circumstances, random actions and other people.
Here is another one:
- The exclusive association of enlightenment with the eastern world: especially, with a poverty aspect of it.
Well, I have met and heard of very rich people from the East and the West, too, who are enlightened; meaning who practice, a conscious way of living, aware of their conscious choices. Enlightenment, I see, is in the choices that we are making regarding our own lives.
We can attain enlightenment in this lifetime if this is what we want; if we choose to know how. If we choose with conscious awareness the choices we choose.
Different choices help!
New understanding and new knowledge can help us become enlightened. It is all about the choices we make. It is not in our geographic location, neither in the religions or the traditions we may follow, nor in our job or lack of it, or in our social status.
“Be in the world, but not of it!”
Someone said that this is how Jesus has described it.
“Don’t follow me, be like me, because you are like me!”
I heard Darryl Anka saying while channeling Bashar, and while referring to Jesus.
Am I making sense to you?
In the coming episode, we are talking about Karma: What is IT?
Until then, be well.