1.30 minute read…
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Your Insight and Awareness Book is a map to understanding how to free yourself from the internal and external prisons you created or adopted. It highlights the bars, locks and wardens of self-limitation. It is a tool that you will use uniquely. It can only point in a direction what you see, feel and discover is very personal to voyager.
- Try randomly opening the book
- Where ever your eyes rest, allow yourself to engage
- Use it as a source of contemplation
You might discover an illustration, paragraph, sentence or word that triggers a reaction or guides you to self-reflection.
Take notice of the reaction.
- Did you have a moment of clarity?
- Did you want to run?
- Did you gloss over it, pretending to be aware?
- Did you slam shut the book because it was too close to the bone?
- Did you laugh?
- Did you feel your soul as you accepted your inner-understanding about what you read?
- Did you feel honoured to participate in a self-exploration?
- Did you ……………………………………………………………………….?
If you struggle to read or comprehend something, mark it and periodically come back to it.
- You might be experiencing a flood of emotional energy that needs time to settle for you to grasp the concept. (That means you have hit on something important – remember the journey is like a jig-saw, as you put the pieces together you see the bigger picture.)
- Your soul may be laying down a foundation and your life experience are going to build a scaffold to expand your awareness. (When you come back, you may be surprised that you struggled.)
A map is only useful if someone is willing to use it as a guide.