The Divinity of life is always present. In each and every moment. What is the only distraction to this? Your attention is constantly focused on something else. Constantly focused on this little voice in your head. that doesn't ever stop speaking, analyzing, critisizing, or thinking.
Speaking in- and simultaneously listening to- this little voice in your head, is the only distraction.
Consciously take your attention and interest away from thinking in this voice, and simply be here with a silent mind. This voice is a very quiet, subtle voice that 99% of the time you're not consciously aware of. It is this voice that you are constantly talking to yourself in. It is this voice right now that is reading this. What percentage of the time are you aware of this voice? And how many seconds of your day is this voice silent? Pay attention only to this for a day. and you will see that keeping your mind silent for even 10 seconds is almost an accomplishment.
But what's so special about keeping a silent mind? Why do the masters of all the true paths speak of this silence as being incredibly profound? Because every time your mind returns to silence, it instantly returns your attention to reality. in this moment, right here right now. You become instantly alert, awake, alive. and your patterns of thinking and behaving are slowly exposed by the light of this conscious looking.
It is this conscious looking that reveals to you the character you play. As it's observed, your self-image starts to falls away and nothing is left but your conscious/alert awareness right here right now, that silently and spontaneously exists in each and every moment. This. is the source of wisdom, the source of joy + gratitude, the source of love, the source of creativity, and as you may soon come to discover, it is the source of life. Life cannot exist without awareness.
What is the ultimate goal of your spirituality/path?
Let me know in the comments: what exactly are you trying to achieve with spirituality and why? What's the root of it? Let's look into this.
"Spiritual" people are often those who notice the superficial things of society and see that we are all wearing masks, so they seek to be better and "higher" than this. If this is you, you probably can't stand the constant, pointless small talk among people. The lack of authenticity, etc. This can make you feel alienated - if you're not one of them, then who are you?
Well most people find solace (as I once did) in being spiritual. Buying crystals, talking about the universe, kundalini energy, the law of attraction, debating religion etc.
Then as you grow a bit wiser, you realize that mental concepts and talking about them (no matter how "woke" you consider the concept to be) is the only thing preventing you from directly observing and experiencing reality- which only exists right now. Mental concepts are the only thing in the way of you being in touch with the silent source of creativity and wisdom.
As you start to shift your attention from talking about concepts to observing your thoughts and behaviours, and keeping your attention in presence, that's when true learning, creativity and effortless compassion starts to happen. It comes spontaneously, from silence.
It's also when you start to see that your identity/personality is only a reference to past behaviour/thinking that you choose to carry with you in your mind and identify as being "you". Personality has no real existence in the present moment - other than your belief in it. You get to see that for the majority of your life, you thought you were this character, this personality.
And when you begin to see that a self-image cannot possibly represent what you are, your identity feels like it's in a freefall and is desperate to grasp onto something you can identify with - scared of being empty, nothing.
And when you start to acquire more spiritual information, practises, concepts, friends and quotes it gives you something you can hold onto so that you have some foundation or idea of who you are. In reality all that has happened is you went from one self-image to an even stronger sense of identity than before (which in reality only takes you further away from the truth).
You're trying to be a human being having a spiritual experience, when in reality you are a spirit having a human experience. So tell me then, how can anything you do or talk about be spiritual or not?
Stop trying to be spiritual and just be. Your true being has no personality, it is simply just your awareness in each moment. Don't let thoughts, concepts, or talking distract you from this. And you may come to see that the awareness in your body cannot be yours because it is not personal.
We got it backwards, man we screwed up.
'Cause we got kids inside of classrooms and their brains are getting chewed up.
By some adults. Who grew up in a cult. Where they memorize textbooks and think they can try to school us.
So tell me who's smart? And who's dumb?
Who needs teaching? Grown-ups or children?
Let it be known, it was Soul Flow who said we needa have adult schools and have the kids just school us.
On how to be free
and how to play and how to dance and how to laugh and
how to be me.
Observe silently and you will recognize real from pretend.
Why do you constantly "watch" yourself from other people's perspective?
This external "watching" is constantly worried about how you're being perceived. Because at some point in your childhood you realized that you can protect yourself from the critism and judgements of the people around you if you were able to monitor your behaviour and their reactions to them in real time.
Not only that, but you later learned that a lot of people look up to certain "characters". Characters that appear to be confident, that speak and move like they know what they're doing. So you started to imitate these behaviours. and it found a home in your subconscious. But it's time to clean out your mind.
Watch this constant self-critism and this "trying to be extraordinary" mindset. Every time that it comes up. And see that it's not needed. It's limiting the expressions that come thru you truthfully in each moment.
When you stop trying to monitor and manipulate how you appear, you get to be and do whatever you feel in each moment. Then the brilliance of your true, ordinary self shines silently and brightly through you.