Sunday, April 03, 2011

"The great work of awareness..."

"Nisargadatta: By being with yourself...by watching yourself in daily life with alert interest, with the intention to understand rather than to judge, in full acceptance of whatever may emerge, because it is there, you encourage the deep to come to the surface and enrich your life and consciousness with its captive energies.  This is the great work of awareness; it removes obstacles and releases energies by understanding the nature of life and mind.  Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence."  - Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That

(As quoted in Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go, There You Are)
                                  

2 comments:

LauraX said...

so true! beautiful!

Sam Pennington said...

I'm reading a book by Osho on awareness, so it made me jump you'd posted this!

Will pop over to read your story in 'State of Imagination' later on - well done xxx