The awakening feeling

 

When there is an opening or awakening, it often comes with a feeling.

That feeling may then become associated with the opening or awakening, or certain realizations and insights that came from that opening or awakening. Even if the feeling is really created by our mind’s reaction to the awakening.

So we may seek that feeling again, try to recreate it, because we think it somehow is connected with the opening or awakening, or the realizations or insights that happened within that opening or awakening. And that doesn’t really work.

Eventually, we may see that feeling as a sensation with certain stories attached to it. And we may see that what we are can recognize itself independent of particular feelings or experiences. After all, what we are is that which already is allowing any feeling or experience. It’s not dependent on any of these to recognize itself.

I went through this. There was a certain feeling associated with the initial opening and awakening, and the realizations and insights that came with it. I chased this feeling for a while. It didn’t work. Life went against it. (It’s too kind to allow it to work.) And there is an invitation for a deepening recognition of what I am independent of feelings or experiences.

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Initial notes……

– openings, awakenings
– can be associated with a particular feeling, sensations + images/words (stories) – at least in the beginning
– so can seek that feeling, try to recreate it, doesn’t work
– eventually, see it as a feeling + stories, and that what we are can recognize itself independent of particular feelings or experiences

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When there is an opening or awakening, it often comes with a feeling.

That feeling may come from the mind’s reaction to the opening or awakening, and it becomes associated with the opening or awakening, or certain realizations and insights that came from that opening or awakening.

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