Awakening comes from and is a kind of maturity

Through an imagined dialog with someone who has lived for eons, it became more clear to me that awakening – noticing our nature – is, in a way, inevitable with enough time and experience. Especially if we have some receptivity and curiosity.

A NATURAL PROCESS OF RECOGNIZING OUR NATURE

Why? Mainly because all content of experience comes and goes, and that includes anything we may take ourselves to be within the content of experience.

Given enough time, we gain a great deal of familiarity with this. With some receptivity, curiosity, and authenticity, we will eventually consciously recognize it. And that leads to the realization that we cannot most fundamentally be anything in particular within the content of our experience.

So what are we, more fundamentally, in our own first-person experience? We may find we are what the world, to us, happens within and as. We are what this human self, others, the wider world, thoughts and ideas, feelings, states, and anything else happens within and as.

Since we don’t live for eons, this natural process tends to not come to fruition in most cases.

And we can compress and support this natural process so it does come to fruition. We can engage in basic meditation, noticing and allowing any content of experience. (And notice it’s already allowed and noticed.) We can explore what we more fundamentally are in our own first-person experience. We can use pointers and practices from a range of different traditions. We can find someone familiar with the terrain to guide us.

AWAKENING COMES FROM AND IS A KIND OF MATURITY

In this way, we can say that awakening comes from a kind of maturity.

It’s a natural process that may be more or less (?) inevitable given enough time.

It’s a natural process that can be compressed and sped up through various practices and intentional explorations.

And it’s a more mature way of noticing and living. It’s the oneness we are finally recognizing itself as any and all experience, as the world as it appears to us.

AWAKENING AND MATURITY IN GENERAL

There are several connections between awakening and maturity.

Awakening itself is a kind of maturity. It seems to come as a natural result of noticing the reality of our experience, which is a kind of maturity.

Awakening is supported by several types of maturity. It’s supported by ordinary life experiences and noticing patterns, including that all content of experience changes. It’s also supported by innate characteristics present when we are more healthy and mature. For instance, receptivity, curiosity, sincerity, and authenticity. And from sincerely wishing to know our nature, or truth, or love, or the divine.

Awakening tends to support this human self to mature further. It can open up for and deepen sincerity, authenticity, and receptivity, and a sincere wish to know our nature, truth, love, or the divine.

Our relationship with our nature matures over time and through familiarity. We deepen into it. We explore how to live from and as it. We may even explore how to share it with others, as travelers shares stories of the places they are familiar with.


INITIAL NOTES

  • awakening is a kind of maturing
    • when explored imagined dialog w. someone who has lived for eons, became clear that awakening is, in a way, inevitable
    • change and what doesn’t change

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INITIAL DRAFT

When I explored an imagined dialog with someone who has lived for eons, it became clear that awakening is, in a way, inevitable if we live long enough and gain enough experience. Especially if we have some receptivity and curiosity. 

THE ALWAYS CHANGING CONTENT OF EXPERIENCE 

Why? Mainly because all experiences come and go, including anything within the content of experience we take ourselves to be like this human self, a doer, an observer, or anything a thought may say we are. All of it comes and goes. 

And yet, something doesn’t come and go. What is that? What is it that doesn’t come and go and yet is here? At some point, we may find ourselves as what all content of experience – this human self, any thoughts and ideas, others, the wider world, states, emotions, and so on – happens within and as. 

We may realize that this has always been here. This is our more fundamental nature. It’s more familiar to us than anything else. And yet we didn’t consciously notice. 

It’s not wrong we are this human self in the world. And yet, it’s not what we more fundamentally are. 

To ourselves, in our own first-person experience, we are more fundamentally capacity for any and all content of experience. We are what any experience happens within and as. 

To us, the world happens within and as what we are. 

We are the oneness the world, to us, happens within and as. 

When the oneness we are notices itself, it can come from the maturity of recognizing that any and all content of experience – and anything we take ourselves to be within content of experience – comes and goes, and is not what we more fundamentally are. 

I imagine that noticing would happen if we lived for eons and experienced the coming and going over and over. It would eventually be inevitable. And we can mimic and compress that process through intentional and dedicated noticing (basic meditation). We can speed up that particular form of maturing. 

AWAKENING AND MATURITY 

There are several connections between awakening and maturity. 

Awakening is supported by several types of maturity. It’s supported by receptivity, curiosity, sincerity, and authenticity, and from sincerely wishing to know our nature, or truth, or love, or the divine. 

Awakening can help this human self to mature further. It can open up for and deepen sincerity, authenticity, receptivity, and a sincere wish to know our nature, truth, love, or the divine. 

Our relationship with our nature matures over time and through familiarity. We deepen into it. We explore how to live from and as it. We may even explore how to share it with others, as travelers shares stories of the places they are familiar with.

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What kind of maturity does this noticing come from?

It comes from the maturity of

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It also comes from the maturity that opens up for receptivity, curiosity, sincerity, and authenticity. And for sincerely wishing to know our more fundamental nature, or truth, or love, or what we may call the divine.

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When the oneness we are notices itself, it can come from the maturity of recognizing that any and all content of experience – and anything we take ourselves to be within content of experience – comes and goes, and is not what we more fundamentally are. That noticing may happen through intentional and dedicated noticing (basic meditation). And I imagine it would happen if we lived for eons and experienced the coming and going over and over. It would eventually be inevitalbe.

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When we recognize that, through seeing any and all content of experience come and go over a long time, we may realize that to ourselves,

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Why? Mainly because all content of experience comes and goes, and that includes anything we may ourselves to be within the content of experience. Given enough time – and with some receptivity, curiosity, and authenticity – we are likely to recognize this pattern. That leads us to realize that we cannot be

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With some receptivity, curiosity, and authenticity, given enough time, most of us are likely to recognize this pattern.

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Given enough time, and enough experiences that shows us this including often painful ones,

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