By Robert R. Leichtman, Carl Japikse
This can be a transparent, useful description of all facets of meditation. The authors convey humans the right way to enhance relationships, be extra inventive, heal the feelings, and so on.
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Again, I will not take time here to expand on this most vital realization, as we will discuss it in greater detail later. Just know that pure awareness is the source of everything, including your mind. It surrounds and supports and penetrates all energy and form. You are probably beginning to see the significance of this realization. That means that pure awareness, the state of deepest rest, is right here with you right now as you read this book. So you don’t have to close the book and go to the Bank of Pure Awareness to make a withdrawal.
The Principle of Progress: The more stillness you invite into your life, the more organized and dynamic your activity will become. 5. The Principle of Lucid Living (QE Awareness): When you are aware of stillness during activity, you are at that moment in complete harmony with yourself and all other manifestations of creation. You are fully human. 46 CHAPTER 2 Everyday Miracles Place the tip of your index finger lightly in the middle of your forehead. Now pay close attention to what you feel there.
That’s okay. Just observe the space it left behind. You will recognize it as the gap where pure awareness abides. The gap is not a goal. It is only another of the many changes your mind will go through. Soon, all by itself, your word will return. Or it may turn into another word. That is okay, too. Just accept the new word, and watch or listen to it as you did the old one. To review, sit quietly with your eyes closed. After a few seconds, find your word and simply observe what happens. Don’t interfere—just watch.
Active Meditation: The Western Tradition by Robert R. Leichtman, Carl Japikse