Failed Awakening: What have we Missed?

Many times in more topics on Facebook and in some here, on this Blog page, I marked the statement that, for those whose aim is to “awaken” to a higher level of consciousness and a different level of being, wish and efforts are not enough.
On a first look, it could seem really absurd: “What? Andrea, what are you speaking for? If I really wish something and I make the “necessary” efforts, then I’ll achieve the aim I choose!”… and that could be even a legitimate reaction on such statement. But (and I always love those “but”, because they open to new possibilities making the persons to see from different points of views), do we “really” wish what we expose as our “aim”? And, do we “really” make the “necessary” efforts to achieve a such aim?
Even if one is able to answer for both questions in an affirmative way, someone who really and sincerely attempted to awaken, knows and understands that what I wrote above is at least “quite” true. Days and days, weeks and weeks, if not years and years of attempts and efforts, without too much effective results.
How many times we have wished something with all our heart, doing all what was in our possibilities, but didn’t achieved this? I ponder that everyone of us had such experience at least one during his/her life. And this is, unfortunately, of value even when we speak of “awakening”.
What’s the reason of such limitation? Is, then, an effective awakening impossible? It’s only an utopian dream, a theory, or there is something we missed to notice?
Maybe, the reason lies in something we ignored ‘till now…
In, my experience, I can say that there are really many reasons who avoid a person to achieve a higher and more stable level of consciousness: lying, not too much efforts, self pity…. and many other “problems along the Path” of which I have wrote on many posts on this Blog.
But there is one thing I consider the most important, the key to find the necessary strength to make possible a qualitative and permanent “jump” to another level: to accomplish this quite impossible mission of awaken, this must “really” become the primary need of our life… and willy-nilly, who didn’t achieved any effective result even after years and years of practice, then it hasn’t such wish. Sad and painful to hear, but true.
The “secret” is that such wish must become a need, such as the need to breath… there are not other possibilities: or we awaken of we are not, so this mean that we, in some way, “die”. If we don’t wish to die, then, we have to do everything possible to avoid this to happen. A person who falls in a lake, and begin to drown, has a so strong wish to stay alive, that will makes all what is possible to suffocate not. This person will use all it’s forces, and even more that all the forces she ordinarily has, to escape such destiny. I don’t know if I rend the idea… if we wish to awaken, to become less mechanic, less identified, less walking corpses and more awakened walkers, then we have to wish this such as the person who drowns wish air to stay alive… because, there are not other possibilities… because this is the primary need of our life.
Ok, but… if someone of us don’t have such strong wish- need, what it has to do?
The second “secret” is that such wish can be developed. One of the most common and accessible means to develop such skill is to make an intention, a sort of declaration.
If I wish to awaken, to be more conscious to be able to overcome the limitations who take me “asleep”, I have to “feed” this wish daily in an intentional way. This “intentional act” requires the participation of all our being: mind, body, heart. A simple mental or spoken affirmation is not enough; in fact, pretending to feed such intention in this way would be like pretend to make vanish the stink in a dump just spraying a perfume. Impossible. We need something more effective. And to make such “something” make effective and useful, we need also constance- indeed, this is one of the main “keys” to a productive work.
So, every morning, when we “wake up”, what we have to do is to stay with our legs straight in font of an opened window, tighten our right fist, and begin to breath fresh air. On every our breath, we have to think and say an affirmation such as:”I wish to Be”- here, be is intended as being conscious and awake, the opposite of “not-be”, the normal walking hypnotic state. We have also to feel this intention with our emotional field, creating in ourselves a feeling of determination to achieve this aim. If you don’t feel it, then imagine you are feeling it- trough a constant practice, this feeling will become effective. I don’t speak, here about imaginary, but of an intentional, conscious and focused visualization.
Do this everyday.five minutes are enough. And don’t expect miracles. Such a house can’t be built in one day, an intention cannot be strengthen in five minutes. But trough time, the “efforts” will show the results.

About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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1 Response to Failed Awakening: What have we Missed?

  1. Pingback: Failed Awakening- what have we missed? #2 (Grasping the “difference” and the fragmentation of our personality) | Sarmoung's Blog

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