Whisper Tip # 1
You Are Not Your Mind
This is perhaps the most important tip I will give you!!
You are a spiritual being having a human experience. Far too many seekers think that they are humans trying to have a spiritual experience.
We are actually “Spiritual Beings going through human experiences”
Who is this “I” that is soul?
What does it mean to be soul – what, on a practical level is the difference between being human and being soul, being Spiritual beings?
In thinking about all this, it suddenly struck me that the definition is Consciousness, and I thought – consciousness!
My Soul, the real “I” is consciousness.
This soul is not something I have, or what I want to become – it is my consciousness, my essential being, who I already am, who I have always been.
Eckart Tolle, in “Stillness Speaks”, writes:
Your innermost sense of self,, of who you are, is inseparable from Stillness.
This is the “I Am” that is deeper than name and form.
Stillness is your essential nature.
What is Stillness?
The inner space or awareness, in which the words on this page are being perceived and become thoughts.
Without that awareness, there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world.
You are that awareness, disguised as a person.
Being Soul means being stillness, being awareness.
Soul is consciousness combined with focused attention.”
So if I am soul, then the real “I” is consciousness, awareness, the focused attention that comes from stillness.
The problem is that in our everyday existence we are generally not still and aware.
As long as your attention is there in the darkness, you are there, but when you start thinking about all the problems of the world, you are not there, whether you see the darkness or something else.
However, we usually don’t identify ourselves as Soul, as Consciousness.
We go through life identified with our thoughts, with our mind, being
Our thoughts rather than our awareness, not being “there”.
When my attention is at the eye center, I am there.
But “I” my soul, my consciousness, is usually not there it is “lost in thought”.
The purpose of my existence is to find, to recognize my true self in this maze of thoughts.
It is at this still point that we are consciousness.
Whispers are an important ingredient in stilling that noisy mind.
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