Saturday, March 16, 2013

Consciousness Is Not Limited

Wean Yourself,

Little by little, wean yourself. This is the gist of what I have to say.

From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, Move to an infant drinking milk, To a child on solid food, To a searcher after wisdom, To a hunter of more invisible game.

Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo. You might say, “The world outside is vast and intricate. There are wheat fields and mountain passes, And orchards in bloom.

At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight The beauty of friends dancing at a wedding.”

You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up In the dark with eyes closed.

Listen to the answer.

There is no “other world.” I only know what I’ve experienced. You must be hallucinating.

Rumi’s words stimulate an innate presence within us. He uses mental pictures to describe how our beliefs create our experiences. Our beliefs surround us like an electric fence and we use that fence as our physical boundary. Consciousness is not limited; they are no boundaries that contain the self. When we realize that the self is a form consciousness that functions in more than one reality at any given moment, we begin to breakdown our self-created barriers.

Rumi, tells us to connect with our inner feeling-tones and sense the self that is not restricted by space and time. When we listen to these feeling-tones we wean our ego from some of the baggage created by our belief structure.

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