Enlightenment

When people say that they have become ‘enlightened’ and are now ‘a spiritual’ person, they haven’t.

Becoming conscious and awake, enlightened as some describe it, means not identifying with the mind-created self-image or ego. It means no longer having a mind-made story of who we are, the roles we are, the image we have to upkeep and project. So simply dropping our current story and then replacing it with an ‘enlightened’ one is still associating with the mind.

We are conditioned to feel the need to describe ourselves as this role or that, we feel we have to act out that role or story. It is freeing ourselves from this conditioning that allows us just to be, to become our true essence and not a self-created story.

True enlightenment means no longer identifying with the mind and no longer being controlled by its thought and story. Just be, not a role or a story.

Thinking equals more thought

The more we think about how to achieve something the less we achieve.

Doing is a result of conscious focus, awareness and allowing the joy of whatever you are doing to flow through you.

No longer seeing all that we are doing as just a means to an end brings total focus and quality to the moment that we are actually doing something, which is always now.

Otherwise, the mind is possessing us with the thought of the goal and doing becomes secondary, or the doing doesn’t even occur, as we are paralysed by the psychological fear of the goal and what we have to do and how we might succeed, or more commonly, fail.

Thinking equals more thought and conscious awareness and focus allow us to do, right now.