“That’s Too Deep For Me”
People are fooled into believing that they cannot see
“That’s too deep for me!”This is a phrase I often hear when the subject of consciousness is brought up in conversations. I explain that consciousness is just our natural awareness before thought … and that is where the conversation ends. It seems strange that we can be so disconnected from consciousness, and so connected to thoughts.
When talking about problems in the world and what’s behind them, it comes down to the manipulation of consciousness.
Stop saying, “I don’t know”! We do know. We do see. We are the knowingness itself. We are only confused because we’ve been told confusing things and so, of course we’ll say, “I don’t know”.
This the same as Plato’s allegory of a shadow on a cave wall: we think that the image on the wall is our reality, when we are locked in a cave of conventional thinking.
It’s the same wherever we go!
We can, at any moment, step outside this confusion, precisely because we see the confusion. That’s it! It’s that simple! We are not confused, but we have been made to believe that we are.
If familiarity with consciousness is taken out of circulation, then we are imprisoned. Consciousness nowadays is equated with perception – whatever we perceive – rather than the perceiving. The key to freedom is consciousness being aware of consciousness. Once we realise that we are that consciousness, we can no longer be enslaved by the shadows in our mind.
As long as we limit ourselves to a ‘me’, we will never go deeper.
Start meditating today. See for yourself, and step out of the cave!
“Education is the kindling of a flame,
not filling a vessel.”