IF YOU CAN BECOME AWARE OF IT, YOU ARE NOT IT
THE BENEFICENCE OF PURE AWARENESS:
Just wanted to try something with you, to try and fathom the very depths and expanse and beauty of who you are, beyond the previous recognition of who you thought you were ..
The proposed theory is that … if you can be aware of something, you are not that something.
An offshoot of this theory is that when we identify with something there is a greater possibility of suffering.
Example: if you can be aware of your body, are you the body, or more the Awareness that is aware of the body? Eg. if you have pain, and if you can become AWARE of the pain, are you the pain or the Awareness of the pain.
If you have anxiety, and you can become AWARE of the anxiety, you must be something greater and in some way apart from the anxiety?
Does this recognition put clear blue water between you and the issue?
Example 2: if you can become AWARE of the thoughts and machinations of your mind, and the trouble your mind sometimes creates, are you more the Awareness than you are the activity of the mind?
How far back, can you go with this? How deeply and sweetly can this be felt, known, experienced?
Once this recognition is fully felt, all thoughts, mental machinations, the anxiety, the worry, the pain can be dissolved back into the Love of Pure Awareness. You become aware that you are affiliated more with the constancy, permanence and beauty of Awareness rather than all the varying phenomena that take place in its gaze.