And now, hearing from another corner about that which we already know.
Tao & Zen
Your body is composed of atoms that are billions of years old, that were born long ago in stellar clouds and the hearts of stars. The energy in those atoms is spinning light that can trace its beginnings to the dawn of the Universe. And that’s just what Science “knows.”
The great masters of numerous spiritual traditions tell us that we are in truth the Field of Consciousness that has created all things, inhabits all beings. This is our deeper Self & Source, core spiritual identity, a hidden “truth” we share with every other person, animal, river, flower, cloud, galaxy, butterfly and tree.
What the mystics of history call “waking up” is when we come back and align with (tune into) this deeper sense of identity. Which is not really “identified” with the limited story of any one person, object or thing.
Spiritual practices like yoga, meditation, chanting and prayer can help us to align in that way. Help us let go of identification with our social thoughts and limited ideas of identity. Help us to go deeper, and return to Source…
Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
All things in the Universe rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish
and then return to the Source.
Returning to the Source is stillness,
which is the Way of Nature.
~ Lao Tsu ~
Tao Te Ching
The Way of Waking Up – Alan Watts