In our spiritual journey, we gradually realize that there are different levels of subtlety to our awakening. Over time, our consciousness expands, and our attention becomes attuned to increasingly subtle states of mind and consciousness. We also become more aware of the intricate details within our own experience as individuals. This heightened attunement extends to others as well, allowing us to understand what is happening for them on a deeper level.
To reach these subtler states, we must cultivate a refined attention span. It is through the relaxation of our distracted minds that we come to realize our indistractible, indestructible, and unmovable essence of presence and consciousness. As passing perceptions cease to disturb us, we begin to uncover the layers of perception beneath them. We move beyond the superficial spiritual experiences and awakenings and dive into what lies beneath, connecting with the core of our being.
When we remain undisturbed at the core of our existence, we witness thoughts and experiences flowing through us without attaching conclusions or reacting impulsively. This state of being does not imply indifference or apathy. On the contrary, it signifies that we genuinely care. We recognize the paradox that by releasing attachment to one level of our self-made reality, we open ourselves up to the truth of who we are beyond appearances.
It is essential to acknowledge that appearances will continually come and go—relationships, material possessions, careers, and even our very selves are subject to this impermanence. Understanding this truth grants us the freedom to navigate the ebb and flow of life with grace and wisdom. By detaching from appearances, we become adventurers of consciousness, exploring the inner realms of existence. We embrace motionlessness and the ability to change simultaneously, refusing to be swayed by the transitory nature of our external circumstances.
By reflecting on our lives thus far, we may realize that clinging to appearances has not served us. To inspire transformation and growth, we must learn to love change and embrace the process of self-realization. This journey involves self-examination and acknowledging areas of inefficiency, which empowers us to make positive changes and align with our true potential.
Reacting to appearances or waiting for circumstances to dictate our actions only perpetuates a sense of victimhood and separation. Instead, we must move with the changing tides of life while remaining engaged and connected to our existence. This dynamic and stable state of being allows us to care deeply about our journey without falling into the traps of reactivity and attachment.
So, let us step beyond the walls of self-protection and fear. Let us release the need for control and embrace the unknown. We are inseparable from the universe, and trust in our higher selves guides us through the unpredictable twists and turns of life. The time for expansion is now; we need not wait for anything external. Let us be who we truly desire to be, embracing our fullest potential and allowing our spirits to soar.