“Those who think they ‘know’ from the beginning will never in fact
come to know anything.” ~Thomas Merton
If your knowledge is an object in relation to you as a subject… then you are mired in the illusion of separation which is a virtual reality created by the ego-driven mind. Such knowledge then is illusion… and illusion is not truth.
Thus to say that you know from the beginning… or that you have knowledge… validates that in truth you know nothing. You are rather unconsciously mired in the ego-driven mind’s virtual reality.
Rather… in truth… you know nothing… nothing that is separate and different from you… because there is only one consciousness and it is both subject and object. Again… illusory ego-driven knowing… is illusion. Remember Socrates when he said: “All I know is that I know nothing.”
Rather than illusory knowledge… we should cultivate self-awareness or wakefulness… which is but a witnessing consciousness watching itself. Such is the experience of trans-egoic true reality in which there is only one blissful consciousness aware of itself as all and everything.
This week… let us cultivate the wakefulness of holistic reality. Set the ego-driven mind and its quest for illusory knowledge aside. Let the mind be still… and simply be a witnessing consciousness watching itself as all and everything. Such is the experience of true reality.
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