Have you ever spent time striving vigilantly to experience the ‘real’ you?
Has it ever felt like you’re trying to towel yourself dry in a rain storm?
I’m going to tell you how you can stop and get off the enlightenment hamster wheel, but first, let’s look at the problem…
I recently saw a picture quote that someone shared by Eckhart Tolle. It said,
“Boredom, anger, sadness or fear are not ‘yours’, not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you”
Of course I agree that these states are not personal. However, the danger of pointing to a ‘you’, in terms of that which doesn’t change, is that you then seek a ‘you’ that is constant.
The thing is, even experiences of some apparently constant backdrop; Experiences of ‘consciousness’, ‘Being’, ‘pure awareness’, ‘oneness’ etc… Experiences which are so often labelled as the ‘real you’… These too are ultimately experiential states which come and go. Even these, fundamentally, are not personal.
So the search for some constant, ‘real’ you can bring about a lot of confusion, disillusionment and lostness
“So who the heck am I then?” You may well ask?
What if you could let go of the either/or… Either I’m this or that?
What if you stopped limiting your sense of ‘who you really are’ to a single, or small set of labels which negate, deny or implicitly judge a vast spectrum of human experience?
What if you even dropped the whole spiritual ideal of a real vs unreal you?
What if you accepted that all you have as a human being is your personal experience of the non-personal?
What if you embraced the notion that the self is a fluid thing; a community of dancing energies ‘pulling shapes’ in your own style, in time to the Universal pulse?
What if you ended the war with your personality/ego… And everyone else’s for that matter..?
Take a moment, and let those sink in…
Non-Personal Awareness invites you to let go of any spiritual judgements and welcome the dynamic wholeness of your beautiful self.
Because those that do, say they experience:
A tremendous amount of relief on all levels…
An ease of being which picks up the flow of life in all its multi-faceted expression…
A real-world passion re-igniting in their bodies and hearts…
A longed for depth of connection with their fellow humans, finally has space to land…
And of course, the healing & wellbeing benefits of deeply realising that none of it is personal…
Well perhaps just me offering this perspective permanently shifts yours in some profound way?
That would be wonderful!
The cultural conditioning to search for, or try to be, some idealised spiritual ‘self’ runs deep.
So for most people, even if they’ve done a lot of work on themselves, to come full-bodied into the freedom and ease of the non-personal perspective takes practice over time. But it’s not an arduous practice and comes with a LOT of secondary benefits…
It starts with The NPA Process… A simple, six line, spoken word process that allows you to let go of the yukky stuff and let in the yummy stuff of life. It allows you quickly and simply, to truly GET that stuff like anger, depression, illness, relationship struggles, a sense of lack and so many other struggles are not ‘yours’. And in that realisation those states can leave, kind of all by themselves…
It sounds incredible, but I’ve got stacks of testimonials from people all over the world who have experienced this.
Over time, as you work on this or that struggle, the wider understanding that nothing, fundamentally, is personal begins to establish itself as a core awareness within your psyche. And THAT’s when you’re world becomes very free, very connected, very vibrant and deeply delicious.
You need the Basic Training to really get started on this journey and there’s an online video course here:
But if you take anything away from this article, let it be this:
If you want to get off the spiritual hamster wheel of searching for (or trying to be) some idealised ‘Self’. Then embrace the notion that who you are is a fluid, dynamic thing and that the wonder of life is to discover who or what that is in each moment.
Love & Blessings,
Joel is a well renowned international speaker and teacher in the field of Human Consciousness. With nearly 20 years experience in private practice and working with groups, Joel’s vast experience makes him a master of facilitating release, freedom, healing & awakening.
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