Self awareness is the first spirit. The first sphere or plane of existence. Signs of self are always two, one dream, one nightmare. Those two facets, the vivid and the darkened, are on the same level. Self awareness is returning to the middle way. Continuing to recognize despite the vastness of it all that you are still present and able to choose.
Self is life. It’s why we are concerned with life, but how do we lose self awareness? How do we become creatures of our experience only? How do we fall asleep? If you seek truth, if you desire wisdom above all else, this is life. Heed your beating heart, listen to the whispers of your breath, and remember that you stand upon the earth.
“We’re constantly being told what other people think we are, and that’s why it is so important to know yourself.” Sarah McLachlan (Canadian Singer and Songwriter, b.1968)
“One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.” Blaise Pascal (French Mathematician, Philosopher and Physicist, 1623-1662)
“Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control – these three alone lead to power” Alfred, Lord Tennyson (English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, 1809-1892)
The Axis Mundi is the central pillar upon which all awareness, all being, is founded. It is composed of the lower, middle, upper and transcendent selves. This is the mythical world tree. This is Mount Olympus. All of these symbols… Seek More
Signs of self. First, we must clarify how one can be aware of self. Self awareness is not the same as thinking. The thinking will go on all by its own, a chain of cause and effect, stimulus and response.… Seek More
Self awareness is the perception of the factor of your presence in life beyond circumstances. It’s what makes you believe you are capable of self determined action whether you actually practice that or not. Some people believe that people in… Seek More
I am a media junky. I take in information from my senses voraciously. But I realize that the senses are limited which means I feel under no constraint to confine my thinking to the senses, or if you prefer the… Seek More
Your self is visibly reflected in the world sort of like a glow. It makes all sensory experience in that moment of self awareness seem much more intense, more vivid, and more instinctive. There are objects of self awareness, natural… Seek More
Not all events in your life are illuminated or darkened. Not every experience is a sign of self. There is a third point of self awareness. In cabalism, it’s referred to as the middle pillar, but this middle pillar is… Seek More
Self awareness. What is it? How do we know something is self aware? It is our natural state. It is? Take notice of self, look at it, feel it. Can you take notice of something that cannot be defined apart… Seek More
How is self motivation possible? Being moved to act, being inspired, or moving on our own of our own volition? It is embedded in becoming. Indeed, and what is aware of becoming? What event is becoming? Awareness doesn’t become, just… Seek More
What does it mean to master something? To be able to do the task with out much thought. To do it well consistently. To have control, knowledge. Why don’t we have mastery of everything? Because things change and grow. We… Seek More
Real is having evident existence. Are you real? I believe I am. How do we know that we are real? If you had no limitations, how would you know you are real? Evidence such as others having experience of me? Having… Seek More