Drop the Burden of Knowing
"I invite you to ask, in the deepest way, to be freed from everything you know — from who you think you are, and who other people think you are; from your past and your future; from what you want, and what you believe. Ask to be free of everything, even if for just a moment. Don’t worry, you can get it all back! But you’ll be surprised just how much you don't need. Without the burden of knowing, you’ll find your experience is brighter, fresher — and a lot more fun!
It’s easy to become very serious, very mired in a contracted mental world. You need to learn to loosen up and really let your light shine, allow the brightness that you are to radiate in all its fullness. That’s what awakening, enlightenment, really is. There are so many names for this, and you can easily get lost among all those ideas and concepts; but in truth you don’t need concepts. All you need is to tune in. Listen. Feel. Allow yourself to become sensitive, available, open to what’s actually happening — right here, right now.
You might say, “well, I need to know the way. I need the steps, the map, the path. I need to know what to do, and if I’m doing it right!” If you find yourself in that place, then I invite you to really feel that insecurity of needing to know what to do; needing to know you’re going to find happiness or fulfillment; needing to know you’re going to find your way. Tune into that experience, however uncomfortable it might be; and I think you'll be surprised what you find!
The good news is, you will find your way. It’s a done deal. It's built in! All that's required for you to discover, moment to moment, how to get out of the way of this natural movement of awakening. If you can bring attention to how you’re keeping it together, how you're holding back, then that simple attention will activate the space of pure consciousness. Allow yourself to arrive right here, right now; and gently and lovingly, with forgiveness and gratitude, step out of the way. Let awareness tune you. Let it guide you. Let it show you. Let it liberate you." ~Jon Bernie #quote #gif