Jan 29, 2020
Just as you can decide to not open your mouth to speak, what if you realized that you can also choose not to speak thoughts? What would happen if you no longer had this constant stream of mental chatter going on all day long, commenting on every experience? You’d then see things as they are, rather than through the story you were making up about it. You’d soon realize that absolutely everything you had been telling yourself had nothing to do with reality, but was heavily engaged in delusion.
That is the moment of awakening, to realize that no story that you create, can capture reality as it is. Understanding this, there’s no desire to go back to creating and believing made-up stories that can’t actually explain the truth of what you are. Not only is the idea of personhood given up, but also of being things like consciousness, bliss, awareness, The Self, Brahman, God, these all are also just concepts which serve no purpose once one realizes that stories are not needed in order to be what you are.
Just as a fire can’t burn itself, it burns only that which is not it, neither can knowing know itself, but only that which is not it. Nothing that is known, is you, or real. Identity, stories, judgements, prejudices, assumptions, ideas and beliefs, these are all dead wood. So throw them in the fire and watch silently as all that’s false goes up in smoke.