Spirituality is to know your true nature through contemplation, meditation and resting in stillness.
This seems to be difficult because our usual sense self has emerged from a world of thoughts, concepts and beliefs about the world, about consciousness and spirituality.
Words, thoughts and ritual in spiritual practice is helpful and even essential at some point. But eventually we need to be willing to unfocus the mind and let ourselves fall into a single purpose of purposelessness.
At some point words, thoughts and ritual need to fall away in order for the inconceivable truth to be experienced, and it can only be experienced in a state of complete openness.
My own experience has been that the more I relax and rest in being in my earnest desire to know myself as the ever present, unlimited presence of awareness, the more expectations and attachment to outcomes fade away.
The need to look to the world to provide a sense of stability, love or safety is replaced by a recognition of the only desire that I want to hold on to, and that is to know a truth beyond the limited sense of self. Even this one desire to know myself falls away, and everything is as it is, and the idea that there is one that chooses or does becomes irrelevant.
A sense of loss is impossible when the one purpose for everything is to experience a consistent state of peace and happiness, to know my true Self.
It takes concentrated discipline to focus on the unknown, which is really to unfocus the mind. That which can be felt can only be known as an abstract presence. It can be felt as a soft breath across the cheek, a slight movement of a breeze through the hair, an unconscious closing of the eyes, a warmth deep inside.
And ultimately none of these things matter, as the mind seems to lift altogether out of sensation into limitlessness and ever present awareness.
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