If one has reached a certain routine in calm abiding, and beyond that, if one is solidly able to maintain an open, undirected awareness without distracting concepts for a longer time and finally, is able to face oneself and others authentically and benevolently, then it's the right time is ripe for the most crucial step: The orientation towards the consciousness.
The supreme discipline of all contemplative and meditative methods leads right into the being and back to the origin. Who is the one abiding? Where's the root of awareness and what determines the activity of encountering?
Meanwhile you dive deeper and deeper, navigating the mind through all of your hopes, fears and resistances. You'll perceive the basic obstacles of all of your assumed prerequisites. You'll pass the allmighty stumbling blocks of your constructed self and you'll immerge into the astonishing range of unfulfilled needs, disappointed expectations and latent injuries.
Two exemplary and striking starting points mark the cornerstones of a broad field of reasons wanting to start the exciting and demanding trip to consciousness: Curiosity and suffering.
One part of people may sense that behind the facade of the usual being, behind the curtain of the everyday life, another, deeper and more lasting world could be found. Something, which keeps an unagitated, benevolent approval as an answer at hand and brings a fresh, unaffected joy and moreover activates a gentle consent with all. Something, which provides power in positive moments and comforts during challenging times. Something which highlights the question for meaning in a new glaze, which puts the need for security in a new context and offers an effective ability for orientation.
In this case it matters utilizing available impulses, and waking up slumbering talents while supporting this process with direct transfer of knowledge and skills.
Other people might summon almost supernatural efforts to avoid getting in tough with this inner space of the being during all of their lifetime. Unsalutary results are the visible symptoms of this permanent evasion. Unfortunately this behaviour is only the logical outcome of a natural dowry: The untouchability of an all-embracing inner stronghold which tries to protect the preservation of the status quo at all costs! But sooner or later one hits the inevitable limits of this scheme, firstly with an inner disapproval, but more striking in despair of the own painful situation. The own well-meaning operating system rather turns out to be part of the problem, than contributing to its remedy.
This precondition requires a patient and continual reminding of the own strength and dexterity in order to conduct a thorough, honest and consequent cleansing of the own past.
Both starting points comparably could be a launch pad for more.
Develop a sensitiveness for internal emotions, learn to feel the subtle responses of occuring stimuli and adjust your whole toolbox of perception and processing of sensations. Futhermore observe the eternal stream of thoughts and investigate the origin and propulsion of the thinker. I'll teach you methods how to use your body and mind as tools to approach the space of your core.
Scrutinize your supposed restrictions, wind the track to the source of your thoughts and actions and get rid of all conditionings which seem to obstruct your life journey. Become acquainted with the true vasteness of yourself and the connection with all.
I'll give you effective instructions for a sustainable practise to expand the perception and your self-image.
Possibly after many years of intensive theory and practising or possibly induced by the sudden, unexpected mercy of the moment you'll be able to taste the beauty of the inexpressible, you'll dedicate yourself to the infinity of allness, experiencing the absolute ecstasy of here and now.
At this point neither I'm able to give you anything else, at this point even my tools and methods won't bear a meaning, all instructions are no longer of any relevance, all teachings have ended long ago, but…
Such a first-time summit experience requires a sincere postprocessing afterwards. The whole, previous life is on trial, all internalized attainments and abilities are to be adjusted completely anew. Oftenly overpowering feelings of blessedness, gratitude, but also grief and bewilderment after returning to the daily grind need to be adressed carefully and understandingly. At this point you'll participate from the helpful experience of already awoken ones.
The concept of the consciousness is not defined clearly. It's used in different contexts and often leads to confusion if one does not agree on a common perspective.
In Sanskrit there are at least 28 different nouns which discribe the easy word "consciousness" in his manifold meanings. In the English language this differentiation requires in each case an elaborated explanatory text.
Basically there exist three different meanings for the simplified understanding: Firstly consciousness is a functional mechanism of the brain, secondly an "operating condition" of living beings and thirdly it could be seen as a superior whole of everything existing. The first both explanations are subject matter of science, the latter is the basis of transcendent ideas in different occurances.
The question, to what extent brain and consciousness are associated is one of the fascinating fields of consideration of modern research. The experience of processed stimuli, the organisation of thinking and the reflexion of these abilities as well as his oneself are in the focus of cognitive interests. But also fathoming the special qualities of sleep, awake being and meditation move increasingly in the field of vision of the researchers.
Far beyond that but currently not to be explored with rational methods consciousness is said to be the source of all being resp. the fruit of a fundamental "intelligence".
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