A DISCONNECTED LIFE

In INSIGHTS by Lyse Lauren3 Comments

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
∼Jai Krishnamurti
Mr Curly and the Space Between

Mr Curly and the Space Between, by Leunig.

If we had to come up with one word to describe the controlling forces in our modern society that word would have to be ‘fear.’ It is at the root of all kinds of troubles which loom large in our current modern world.

We are not only fed a multitude of reasons as to why we need to be fearful but because we believe that what we think we know and what we perceive with our senses is true and real we become entangled. The whole spiral of delusory perceptions spins around relentlessly due to the momentum of these inherently faulty beliefs.

This is the merry go round of samsara and it can carry on turning indefinitely if we let it…

Thankfully, though, we have a choice as to whether we buy into all of this or not.

We can ‘pause’ at any time and re-evaluate the whole strange situation which has quietly entwined us so tightly that we barely even noticed that most of us no longer really ‘live.’

“Everybody dies but not everybody lives.

They walk amongst us.

Those that do not know that they do not know.”

What does it take to wake up?

A paradigm shift in our awareness of awareness…

This may sound difficult yet bringing it about it one of the simplest of things we can ever ‘do.’ In fact, it is not even about ‘doing.’

It is simply about ‘being,’ about seeing what is already and always present and available to us.

It is a radical shift in our perception of perception itself!

It is about the innate ‘freedom’ which nothing and no one can ever take away from us.

A ‘disconnected life’ is a life lived without the awareness of our awareness.

We have within us the ultimate treasure and it is always with us patiently awaiting our recognition.

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Lyse Lauren

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Having attended Australian International Conservatorium of Music, Lyse is a student of three outstanding masters of recent times: Dilgo Khyentse, Tulku Urgyen and Chatral Rinpoches. She facilitates groups and individuals in meditation retreats, while writing books as well as articles for Ever Here Now website. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author.

Cartoon by Leunig, Australia.

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  1. Our life is a paradox and it isn’t. A “good” always follows a “bad.” I think you understand this as well, which makes us both children to the same ugly/beautiful “force.” Would love to discuss more. Going to read the rest of your articles, just found this one first. Keep on keepin’ on 😉

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