I urge you to listen attentively and open your mind to absorb these words as if they were written to your future self. Imagine yourself traveling back in time, 50 years from now, and leaving this message for your present self.
Start your meditation practice without delay. Don't wait until you're 50 years old to grasp the meaning of mindfulness and how to achieve it. If you procrastinate, you'll be 25 years late in discovering the different types of consciousness.
Let's begin with the first type of consciousness we experience as children, from birth until around the age of 2 or 3. It is a fluid state of consciousness, where time feels elusive. Some moments may seem endless, while others pass by in a flash. Our memories are influenced by our physical and emotional states. As we grow and learn to name objects, time becomes more defined, and our focus resembles that of adults.
During the first nine years of our lives, we are highly susceptible to imagination and fiction. We may get scared by the shadows of branches or believe in imaginary creatures. By the age of 12, we start understanding the adult world and its objects, although our personality development is still ongoing. We learn to take care of ourselves, follow routines, and navigate the social norms. However, without proper guidance, emotional traumas can hinder our growth and lead to self-obsession.
From age 15 to 50, many of us remain asleep, trapped in patterns dictated by our subconscious minds. We may occasionally awaken, inspired to pursue compassion and beauty, but then we fall back into our routines. This state of conditioned existence is not limited to the Western world anymore; it affects humanity as a whole. Yet, we stand at the threshold of an awakening. The era of consciousness is dawning, and we must not judge the world's progress with anxiety and doubt. Instead, we should recognize ourselves as vital contributors, working to build a bridge for humanity to cross, towards freedom from pain and suffering.
It doesn't matter if we question the possibility of achieving this liberation. What truly matters is that we try. If we don't make an effort to end pain and suffering, it will only increase exponentially. Each of us has a role to play: writing, creating art, designing sustainable businesses, spreading important messages on the internet, reducing plastic use and carbon emissions, engaging in politics, fighting for justice and equality, and countering racism, bigotry, and hatred. While we must forgive those who are still asleep and causing harm, we also need to push them out of power, allowing their harmful influence to fade away. But this won't happen magically; it requires cause-and-effect actions on our part.
We already live in a paradise, the Garden of Eden, right here on Earth. Regardless of whether it's the result of chance or scientific processes, we should not take it for granted. We should dedicate our lives to meditating on the miracle, beauty, holiness, and happiness of our existence. We should appreciate the abundant provisions this universe offers us, from the air we breathe to the nourishment that sustains our bodies. Even if we consider it all a mathematical equation, the beauty lies in our ability to feel a sense of wonder and awe.
I have encountered many individuals who react with anger or laughter to this philosophy. When darkness fills their hearts, they judge me and find reasons to discredit these teachings. However, true enlightenment lies in recognizing our own judgmental tendencies born out of fear. We must cease judging with closed minds and embrace compassion and love, regardless of their source. Philosophy can only take us so far; at a certain point, it becomes a hindrance. The intellectual mind, already filled with noise and distractions, can easily lead us astray when we sit down to contemplate our existence. Therefore, the best instruction I can offer is to guide you towards accessing the information and wisdom you seek. And that instruction is simple: sit and meditate, follow your breath, connect with the present moment, and greet any profound thoughts with a smile before letting them go.
Now, let's delve into your training.
As you tap into higher consciousness, it is crucial to heed a warning from the universal consciousness and the stream of divine knowledge accessible to those who seek it. If you feel tempted to use this heightened awareness to control or manipulate others, or to gain an advantage that could cause harm, it is essential to step back and disengage from the practice. Seek guidance from a shaman or a similar guide who can help you navigate these realms. Before tapping into universal knowledge, it is imperative to heal the darkness in your heart, refine your character, and find forgiveness. Engage in self-transformation before attempting to access the vast realms of knowledge, as doing so while harboring destructive intentions can lead to even more harmful and dangerous outcomes. Consider this a warning.
As I share these thoughts, I must confess my own uncertainty. I still possess attachments in this world, and my journey towards maintaining a consistently elevated mindset is a work in progress. Others have achieved greater mastery, demonstrating unwavering focus and emotional equilibrium for years. I admire their accomplishments in tempering their emotions and staying rooted in higher consciousness.
Allow me to share a personal story. Once, when I was preparing for a fight and doubted my ability to win, I sought guidance from a fellow fighter with more experience. He told me something that changed my perspective and influenced my approach to training. He said, "It doesn't matter if you doubt yourself. Constantly affirm your victory during training. Tell yourself over and over again that you will win. Let every part of your body absorb this belief. Breathe it in." I embraced his advice and convinced myself that I would emerge victorious.
The result was remarkable. Even in fights that posed greater challenges, I performed better than expected. I won some and lost others by narrow margins, but I felt immense satisfaction in knowing that I had fought well against opponents much younger than me. It was an opportunity to conquer my fears and step into the ring in front of a public audience.
Remember, life is filled with such opportunities for growth and self-transformation. Embrace the challenges, believe in your capabilities, and continuously work on refining your character. Be open to learning and evolving, and don't be deterred by doubt or the judgments of others.
I hope this edited version captures the essence of your message while making it more concise and readable. Remember, these words are a reflection of your journey and understanding, and they can inspire others to embark on their own paths of self-discovery and enlightenment.
As you move forward on your journey, it is important to recognize that life is an ever-evolving process. Embrace the uncertainties and challenges that come your way, for they are opportunities for growth and self-realization.
In the pursuit of awakening consciousness, it is crucial to cultivate a sense of compassion and love. Avoid dwelling in negative emotions such as anger, resentment, jealousy, greed, or contempt for others. Instead, focus on healing the darkness within your heart and nurturing forgiveness. Only when you have transformed your own being can you tap into universal knowledge with clarity and integrity.
While I share my thoughts and beliefs, I acknowledge my own limitations and imperfections. My path is still unfolding, and I strive to align my actions with my ideals. There are individuals who have achieved greater mastery in maintaining a consistently elevated mindset. I admire their ability to navigate life with grace and equanimity.
Remember that doubt and judgment can hinder our progress. Instead of succumbing to self-doubt or judging the wisdom shared by others, embrace a mindset of enlightenment. Catch yourself when negative thoughts arise and replace them with self-affirmation, just as I did before my fights. Believe in your potential and constantly remind yourself of your inner strength.
Life is an ongoing journey of self-discovery, and the path to awakening is unique for each individual. Embrace the challenges, embrace the teachings, and embrace the beauty of existence. Stay open to new experiences and insights, and continue to deepen your meditation practice. Through mindfulness and self-awareness, you can navigate the complexities of life with clarity, purpose, and compassion.
May your journey be filled with light, love, and profound transformation. And remember, you are not alone on this path. Many others are seeking awakening, and together, we can create a world infused with consciousness and freedom from suffering.
Continue to explore, learn, and share your wisdom with others. Each word you write, each act of kindness, and each moment of self-reflection has the potential to ignite a spark of awakening in those who encounter it.
Be steadfast, be compassionate, and trust in the power of your own journey. The world awaits your contribution to the collective awakening of humanity.
With love and support on your path of self-discovery and enlightenment,