(A little break from posting the Awakening is Simple book excerpts…)
We can’t get rid of thoughts or the ego–nor do we need to. Developing awareness—a passive watchfulness–helps us see through thoughts and beliefs and the ego.
The fear of separation is the root fear of all fears—and this fear is the cause of all that is insane—suffering, cruelty, violence, and the rest. In the absence of fear, there is only love, and we see it has always been there, waiting for us.
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, releasing fear permanently is actually very easy.
It’s funny–awakening is about seeing through beliefs, and ironically, it is frequently the spiritual-minded who know this, and who firmly hold on to their own assumptions–that awakening is difficult, or it takes years of meditation, or specialized spiritual knowledge, or that people have to prepared, or that people have to suffer enough before they can awaken.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. -Buddha
Overturn the conventional spiritual assumptions.
Fear is easily released. Getting in the flow of awakening is simple. You don’t need to suffer or prepare or be ready or deserve it or earn your dues or meditate. You were ready the instant you created an ego, and you fully deserve happiness.
What do you think? Are you ready? Have you been trying to awaken? Do you believe awakening is for a select few?