This article isn’t about fear or tragedy, but self-empowerment. All these examples of an early departure make us think, “If we were to die tomorrow, have we actually maximized our growth in the time that we had? Did we look after ourselves and our loved ones in the right way?”
Every single one of us is guilty of treating ourselves poorly at some point during our lives. Unfortunately, some of us are guilty of doing it for long periods of time.
In this article I will simply define enlightenment as a personal journey through the awakening of our consciousness. That’s right: enlightenment is an ongoing path of growth – reaching from our very core right to the paradoxical edge of infinity.
We all meditate, whether we know it or not. This is because meditation occurs when we alter our standard brain wave frequency, and different activities, such as exercise, can do it naturally. Once we are aware of this, we can consciously participate in the ways in which we do meditate.
If we’re connected at our core, then helping the external realm is as important as helping the self.
In consideration of these leading social challenges, it’s seems unbelievable that this degree of global malfunction still exists, especially given the information, opportunities, technologies, skills, communication, collaboration, resources and moral character that we could use to alleviate it, right now.
There are many negative thought patterns and feelings that we can get caught up in. If they are a temporary experience then there is no real harm done – in fact we may have learned something about ourselves and others through the experience. It’s when these thoughts and emotions become a permanent characteristic of our daily lives that they become self-harming.
Even though it’s important to productively feel all of our emotions, if we want to establish and maintain our inner peace, then we have no option but to overcome the emotional dysfunction plaguing our ego and sense of self.