dive – deep into consciousness


“Do not you believe that there is in us a depth so profound as to be hidden even to the one in whom it is?”
Saint Augustine


In talking about deeper levels of consciousness, metaphors can be helpful. So let’s talk about the “lake of the mind.” It is a deep lake, but we are familiar only with the surface. We know how to swim effortlessly on the surface; modern life is quite good at teaching us all kinds of ingenious strokes for this. It even supplies us with flotation devices that keep us bouncing pleasurably on the surface of life forever.

Yet over time we become aware of how much distress is involved in the struggle merely to stay afloat. For some reason, peace of mind simply doesn’t seem attainable; the mind keeps stirring up a never-ending succession of waves.

Life on the shimmering surface of consciousness, we may someday be forced to admit, isn’t everything it’s supposed to be. We come to the uncomfortable realization that there is simply no guarantee of security anywhere as long as we’re living on the surface of life. At some point, every sensitive person is ready to dive – deep into consciousness in meditation. He or she wants to find out whether something more reliable lies below. Often it is the spiritual teacher who gives us the courage to dive. We ask ourselves, “If he has done it, why can’t I?”

~ Eknath Easwaran


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  1. annon

     /  September 18, 2013

    The jews may be about to get their comeuppance.
    A pal connected to the Kremlin tells me that if israel keeps threatening Syria or Iran,
    the Russians will open the files of the Rothschild take over of Russia in 1917 and the murder of millions of Christians, with the release of photos of the Katyn Forest massacres just as Rudolf Hess said happened. Along with the files from when Russia got to the work camps this would extinguish for once and for all the lie about the holocaust and all the pripheral bullshit such as Anne Frank etc
    So watch israel back off …

  2. What a great info. Thanks for share

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