Why Do We Switch off?
“I wasn’t aware I did 😉 ”
We are, by nature, consciousness. In truth, pure consciousness. This natural purity is the clarity of awareness; it’s how we come to know anything. This pure clarity is the light of wisdom. When we realise this naturalness, then we know we are switched on. The question is, “Why did we ever switch off?”
We may think we are switched on, but that’s not actually the case, as the light of consciousness is being ignored for something other. When the light of wisdom is off, we can still function – but in the dark. Darkness is our confusion about our reality. We try to make things work, but there is always something missing, and so we feel lost.
Our happiness in the dark is only due to us finding something to get hold of and cling to. This is what happens in a confused mind; we see darkly. When we cling to ideas, the light of wisdom is off (well, dimmed) because the light of consciousness is ignored, and so we clinging to desires because we fear the unknown. Unknowing is merely a result of not having received instruction on how to see our true reality. We still think the information itself is our reality, rather than the seeing of this information.
Becoming aware of our clinging to ideas is switching on the light of wisdom. That’s it! We just do not value or appreciate that that is our reality, rather than our job, family, religion, entertainment, shopping … We are so used to clinging to information, ideas and concepts about the dark side that we don’t realise how unhappy we actually are. We spend all our precious time being competitive and trying to make this darkness work. We need “the lamp that dispel darkness”.
When did we switch off?
We switch off the moment we cling to past information about ‘something over there’.
That ‘something over there’ is our self image clinging to some thing in the darkness.
When do we switch on?
We switch on the moment we stop clinging to past information about ‘something over there’.
That ‘something over there’ is now a reminder of our self image clinging to some thing in the darkness.
Never feel guilty about switching off. Once this is acknowledged, rejoice, celebrate and be confident that you are now switched on – and were never actually switched off! 😀
Instead of being naturally wise,
we believed otherwise.