Key 2 - Intrinsic Awareness
The Silent Unifying Power of Intrinsic Awareness
Your Recognition of Intrinsic Awareness
Can Change Everything - Profoundly!
Planetary Humans have regular, brief periods of releasing thoughts and allowing for the natural process of ‘simply being’ – resting as awareness – many times briefly throughout the day wherein
one recognizes and reposes as reality’s
most unassailable feature:
'Immediate Intrinsic Awareness'
By consistently allowing brief periods of rest as this Foundational Non-Local A-temporal Awareness, you discover that this Intrinsic Awareness is utterly clear, luminous, beyond words and conceptions, rock-solid, without boundaries, timeless, a vast open dimension, intensely alive, and yet utterly still and silent.
Although words are used here to indicate Intrinsic Awareness, language falls short.
Words can only direct your attention to what’s always already existing.
Words cannot encapsulate, identify, or define Intrinsic Awareness – yet It Is !
Not awareness of ... but rather ~ simply: PURE - OPEN - 'NAKED' - AWARENESS.
Planetary Humans have both relaxation and replenishment by regular ‘re-cognition’ of Intrinsic Awareness. This beautiful, vast, open-spaciousness of Immediate Presence-Awareness is always already right here, right now. It’s not to be attained in some future event. Through immediate recognition of Intrinsic Awareness, stress is neutralized, people are unified, and conflict is resolved. Intrinsic Awareness is unencumbered by subject/object dualism. It is essentially free of the construct that is generally accepted as 'self' by 'self'. Knowing happens freely within Intrinsic Awareness.
Just like the planetary overview, foundational Intrinsic Awareness has nothing to do with beliefs. It is totally free of all human categories, thoughts and beliefs. This simple 'ordinary' presence-awareness eventually brings about a deep paradigmatic shift in one’s identity, wherein the ‘everyday-social-safety-persona’ along with its belief-story matrix becomes the ‘artwork’ of a more real timeless-spaceless-non-conceptual Core-SELF.
A PRACTICE PROCESS FOR 'RESTING AS AWARENESS':
Reread the words above, then become still, eyes open or closed, breath unattended, allow consciousness to settle in the region of the heart as you ask this question free of expectations:
“If 'I' were to dissolve ... into the Pure Fact of Open-Clear Awareness ... how would that BE ?”
Allow this hypothetical process-question to spread and permeate everything. Let go of control, effort and striving. What remains is ... simply resting as perfectly still awareness. The volitional-language-mind now has an effortless opening to completely drift away leaving the flawless silence and stillness of pure, wide-open, cognizing-spaciousness ~ Intrinsic Awareness. Experiment and have fun with this process frequently. Notice any changes in perceptions, relationships and behaviors.
video: Intrinsic awareness and the default mode network (dmn) ~ with Gary Weber Ph.d.
"This self-originated primordial awareness has not been created by anything - Amazing!"
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
Apollo Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell
Additional Instructions for Intrinsic Awareness 'Non-meditation':
"Don't project outwardly, don't concentrate inwardly, don't keep a state in between ... totally give up any mental effort ... "
- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
.... simply resting as awareness ....
"Cultivate the awareness that abides nowhere."
- Gautama Buddha
"Once formed, a reflective center can no longer change except by involution upon itself."
- Teilhard de Chardin
The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.
- Li Po