Awakening: The most important attributes & attitudes P1
The nickname “Buddha” means “the awakened” one. Awakening or Enlightenment is simply to understand and experience genuine and concrete reality of the present moment including all its components. Put in different words: it is the ability to differentiate what we are and are not,
what reality vs. mind-made illusions are. Awakening brings serenity.
It is not a fantasy to fulfill, a destination to reach or a miracle to happen. No special skills, no divine intervention from a third party, no dogma and no miracle are required because we are all already “awakened”. Being awakened is a personal experience impossible to share with others.
We call this awakened state our True Nature or pure consciousness, which will be never observed explained scientifically or even shared with others because:
And because we need consciousness to explain consciousness meaning that the object cannot be the subject at the same time or, w/o a mirror, we cannot see our own eyes.
As we will see experiencing awakening comes from many ways in our daily life and all of them are linked not only to the practice of formal sitting mindfulness meditation but also “on the go”.
To be mindful is to actively pay attention to something w/o any analytic nor decisional purpose.
Just being a mirror reflecting yourself, people, things and events as they are. It is like to focus mindlessly.
Here are few examples of mindfulness practice in non-specific order. Few more will follow next week.
We are creating thoughts but it does not mean that we have to trust them.
Such open-mind is called “don’t know mind” and this mental state enhances our curiosity intelligence, wisdom and serenity.