The Me of The Mind & The True Self
The mind needs a self, an identity, a “me”.
If we don’t awaken the true consciousness of Self, the mind will continue to cobble together a self out of thoughts, beliefs, stories, interpretations, assessments, judgements, opinions and perceptions.
This “created” and limited self will never stabilize. All creations of mind are subject to endless questioning, endless reassessment, re-creation and subtle or not so subtle thoughts of ‘not yet good enough’.
When we are disconnected from our divine truth and identified as a self separate from Source, we will innately feel “not enough”.
If we don’t realize and awaken our true eternal BEing, the mind will never let go of the only self it knows. It needs a sense of “me” and it doesn’t care if it is a fiction of its own making. The mind has no allegiance to truth. It has allegiance only to its own creations.
The absolute and true nature of our BEing is always present and so beautifully close. It can’t not be, it is the truth of us.
It is simply a matter of shining the light of awareness upon it with consistent devotion, faith and love. Meditation – the opportunity to gather our awareness and point it with gentle intention to the truth of BEing.
In each meditation you may wake up a bit from the dream of you, only to fall back asleep into the dream. Meditate again and wake up a bit more. Then walk out into the world and fall back asleep. Wake up, fall back asleep. Wake up. Fall asleep.
Wake up from the dream of you and realize the remarkable truth of you consistently enough and at some point, you stay awake. You may then find it harder to fall back asleep than to stay awake.
Why would you want to stay in a limited and unstable dream of self when the truth of you is so infinitely vast, stable and beautiful?
This is the invitation meditative inquiry – To point awareness beyond the dreamed self again and again and again and encounter the imperishable and infinite Self that is awakened beyond the dream.