Thursday 01 September 2011 – Inward reality

There is nothing you need to do, and there is nowhere you need to go to find what your soul is truly seeking. This bliss is who you are. It is what resides in the core of your being. When you get very quiet and go inward with infinite patience, you will eventually see this bliss has always been here waiting for you to arrive. The eternal vast presence of peace and extreme joy is inside you.

Simply be in this world, yet not of it. Meaning do not be attached to this world, and the glorious bliss of pure Being will find you. It is sooo simple and effortless that you could easily run around your whole life seeking for it in the outer world and miss it. It is always available in this now moment within you. You can access it by surrendering your mind to a few minutes of silence.

“Banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender. You will then experience Bliss.” ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

So call of the search! Stop searching for bliss outside of yourself in the material world. Outer possessions, accomplishments, and experiences will never truly satisfy you. They are impermanent. They come and go like the weather. Your ego may experience a fleeting moment of happiness or joy, and yet only minutes later it starts demanding something else that it believes will make you “happy” again. The ego is addicted to entertainment. True happiness is found when you experience that which doesn’t come or go. Simply redirect your attention towards what is permanent and eternal and enjoy!

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.” ~ Deepak Chopra

So you may be asking yourself, “Why am I sometimes so unhappy if I am bliss itself?” Unhappiness comes from being over-identified with the grasping, needy, demanding, illusionary ego mind. Whenever you feel unhappy the ego is simply not getting what it “thinks” it wants from the outer world. This is simply because the ego mind cannot open the door to the Divine… Because it is already open! This is the mystery of bliss, that is always here now. The ego gets hypnotized by the urge to find “something” that will make it happy. This is the main distraction to finding bliss and causes all sorts of crazy emotions like anger, frustration, sadness, fear, etc…

The bigger truth however is that even in these moments when your ego is unhappy, you can step back from it all and tap into the bliss of your innermost being. This bliss is who you truly are, and cannot be diluted or tainted by the unhappiness of the ego mind. The bliss of your being is here now, and always.

“The bliss of the Creator forever permeates all of creation, and it is only in the forgetting that misery exists.” ~Doreen Virtue

Aren’t you tired yet of this perpetual search for bliss? The ego has been conducting this massive search for lifetimes, by now you must be ready for a break? The good news is that you can stop the suffering right now and discover this bliss inside. You never have to do anything again to experience the bliss of your being. This “Beingness” is simply blissful in its nature. All you need to do is allow yourself to surrender to who and what you truly are beneath all these thoughts and experiences. If this is too challenging, here are two paths to tap into the bliss of your being everyday!

“The mind obtains bliss and eternal peace meeting with the Divine.” ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

1. Daily Meditation
The most fulfilling journey you will ever take is inside of yourself via the path of meditation. Meditating is simply the fine art of watching your thoughts without getting caught up in any stories that the ego is creating. As you continue to be the watcher of your thoughts, something truly amazing will happen. These thoughts slow down and begin to lose their power. You start to see how silly these thoughts and stories truly are. Your mind becomes quieter and quieter. As peace descends upon you, a new feeling emerges, a simple blissfulness that has no rhythm or reason. It simple exists. This is the bliss of your being, the bliss of consciousness itself.

“Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

2. Consciously Living in the “Now”
When you consciously choose to live in the now, you naturally experience this pure bliss of being. In the “Now”, the stories of the ego fall away and are replaced by the beauty of this moment. Look closely at this moment, and notice that you can experience pure bliss if you remain solely here now. One easy way to fall deeper into the present moment is to focus on what your senses are experiencing in the “Now” moment. Become aware of what you are seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling, and touching. Attuning to your senses focuses your attention on the Divinity that is here. When you are fully present to each activity that you engage in, there is a certain alertness that occurs, and all thought naturally drops away, leaving you with this state of blissful being.

Courtesy of: / writen by: Jafree Ozwald and Margot Zaher

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