KNOWING VS LEARNING

You don’t know anything. The ego uses knowing as a way of being right and as a way of making others wrong.


Making others wrong is an invitation to upset. In fact, a culture that focuses on ‘knowing’ operates on the assumption that others don’t know something.

However, revolutionizing one’s awareness is more than just knowing that enlightenment comes from separating the ego from awareness. Practicing that separation involves an ongoing training.

The parts of the brain that are used are the parts that grow. The more you practice distinguishing the ego, the more you rewire your brain toward the habit of choice.
However, you can’t fix the ego. And you don’t want to. It’s what gives you a personality. But the quicker you see the impulses of your ego, the quicker your awareness gets to have a say in who you’re being.

There’s a tale of a Buddhist monk who, after ten years of training, graduated as a master of something—I’m guessing it was Enlightenment. He thought that he was ready to teach Buddhism, until the day that he greeted a high-ranking government official and found that he was nervous and that his palms were sweating. After that experience, he chose to go back and study until he had mastered his enlightenment.
He studied for seven more years until he could greet the most powerful person with the same physiological response that he had when greeting a beggar on the street. He studied Buddhism until he could truly greet everyone the same (without sweaty palms).

There is a difference between knowing that the ego is separate from awareness, and practicing actually seeing it—especially as the ego shows itself daily. Look beyond the never-ending excuses. This is a way of being effective by focusing on what awareness wants (not just impulses).

Letting go of the ego is a pathway for doing what is really wanted. Standing around taking notes is not.

Quiet the inner voice and ask, “What would God have me do?” or if you’re an atheist, “What would a God have me do?” If you listen to the emptiness, imagine yourself being completely objective, and letting go of all emotion, you can see an inner wisdom without having to rely on a computer or the Internet for advice.

In language is where you’ll find the basis for revolutionizing awareness (what you declare thru words). Therefore, focus on your chosen purpose until it becomes a habit. Practice reinventing your inspiration until you are what you say you are.

What is your deepest, most stress-free level of existence? What is the source of your consciousness?

Who you are is the immeasurable silence behind the noise of life. You are what feelings happen to.

You can draw upon a pure source of awareness to accomplish anything. And it’s in the silent moments of experiencing nothingness that you can tap into an awareness of who you really are—not just this animal and what it’s reacting to, but pure unadulterated awareness. And it’s there that you can hear the timeless wisdom of God.

Who you are being is the very thing that’s responsible for what you bring into your life.

How you claim any given situation is to be honest with who you are being. To be honest is to relinquish all the excuses and just let yourself be.

In other words, to be responsible is to give up blaming others thru a made up of sense of knowing right and wrong. This may seem a chore, but when you get it and then practice it long enough, you’ll find yourself at ease with being who you really want to be. You’ll find yourself at ease taking a stand for what you want.

No longer identifying yourself with things or thoughts is to revolutionize awareness. To revolutionize awareness is to identify with just plain awareness, stripped of all the ego’s reasons.

Such a revolution is spiritual without being religious—or rebellious. To realize that the voice in your head is not who you are, is freedom. If that’s not you, then who are you? You are the awareness that occurs before thoughts and feelings.

Identifying with a form of thought, or thing, is the ego beast pretending to know something. It is the ego rationalizing itself. In other words, it’s an ego trip and it occurs moment to moment.

What Can We Know?: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge