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Take the backward step that turns the light and shines it inward.

Written by Master Charles Cannon


“Take the backward step that turns the light and shines it inward.”
Dogen

The Buddha said that the ultimate miracle is to be.  The brilliance of consciousness is that it can turn its awareness back upon itself and be aware of itself being.  It is in this understanding that a witnessing consciousness simply watches itself being within the eternal now of its happening.

To turn the light and shine it inward is to focus our awareness back upon itself and be aware of ourselves being.  Our only experience of life is in the now of its happening.  To focus our awareness back upon ourselves and be aware of ourselves being is to be consciousness… or life… within the now of its happening.  The more truthfully present we are… the more we unveil the true nature of consciousness as joyous energy… and experience our innate bliss.  Such is the experience of blissful consciousness.

This week let us endeavor to more consistently focus our awareness inward and be aware of ourselves being as blissful consciousness within the eternal now of its happening. Such is the experience of true reality.

 


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About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.