Our Inner Spark
IN OUR SEARCH FOR THE MEANING OF LIFE we may have been told that we will know that we have found it because we will always be happy. While joy or supreme happiness would be a wonderful experience, like all experiences it will come and go. In other words, we will not have it all the time.
The idea that to be ‘enlightened’ means that we will be happy all the time is simply not true. To be awakened, or enlightened, means for us to be fully authentic… to be real… and to unconditionally accept the present moment, however and no matter what it is, without attaching labels to it.
For you to become an enlightened human being means you will be living in the now, not living in the past or future as you are now, while fully accepting and embracing whatever thoughts, feelings, sensations or emotions that are presently arising.
Through the whole of our life, from birth to childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, we change so much, not only physically but also emotionally and intellectually, yet something remains unchanged. That sense of something unchanged is the eternal spark within, our enlightened self, our soul, the inner self that already knows the truth.
At the beginning this sense of self may be felt as a very subtle, almost incomprehensible intuition, but when we bring our full attention to that felt intuition we realize that it has always been there within us and remains the same throughout our whole lives.
With awareness that little seed of divine radiance can begin to shine brighter and brighter in our lives. Indeed, when this revelation is fully understood, we will realize an indisputable fact… We are not who we think we are! We are an eternal soul experiencing a physical wonderland as a human being…
Dan’s Quote: “Stop having an experience and start being the experience”
Header: ‘Currumbin Beach‘, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia.