“Spirit is smothered by ignorance but as ignorance is destroyed spirit shines forth like the sun when released from clouds.”
Spirit is unified essence or Source. It is the ground of being… the substratum or true reality. It is also referred to as one blissful consciousness. Such is the essential Isness of life… the ‘what is’ of life happening… within the eternal now of its happening.
The experience of essential blissful consciousness… or true reality… is obscured by the mind. Our thoughts, definitions, beliefs and stories… limit our awareness of our true nature… the true nature of all and everything as one blissful consciousness.
When the mind is clear… when we have examined its content and rendered 99% of it as illusion… our ignorance is destroyed and spirit shines forth… as Shankara says… like the sun released from clouds.
This week… let us endeavor to be more wakeful of our minds and examine more vigilantly its content. Let us determine what is true and discard what is not. In this way… the sun of spirit as one blissful consciousness can more fully shine through the clouds.
- Tags: Francis Bacon