Is enlightenment a state of transformation?
The answer is yes: enlightenment does represent one possible state of transformation a person can strive towards. Understand countless paths in transformation exist and enlightenment represents not necessarily a final goal but one destination of many in transformation.
People assume enlightenment is the final goal in transformation. The trouble is humans tend to get stuck in time. Enlightenment itself is a timeless state and as such it isn’t first nor last. It simply is one state of being, humans with awareness are able to exist within.
I personally find it amusing and odd both that people seek enlightenment as a form of transformation. Most personal transformation processes require a person to build up potential to become something else. Enlightenment is based upon exactly the opposite process. To become enlightened is releasing your potential into one of the five base states of being. (see previous post’s diagram)
Never seek enlightenment, rather release into it.
This is one reason why seekers can spend decades, even an entire lifetime, trying to find their enlightenment: they are using the wrong approach *** of seeking *** . Literally, enlightenment is an instantaneous process, of simply releasing oneself. Anyone proud about how long they have been seeking enlightenment, has totally missed the boat…In fact there is no boat at all to miss in the enlightenment process.
Which statement about enlightenment is correct.
- Enlightenment already happened! (Buddha , Jesus, Martin Luther King etc)
- Enlightenment is happening now! (You, right now merging into total truth)
- Enlightenment never happen nor will happen. (It’s a human folly.)
- Enlightenment is about to happen! (Any day now!)
- Enlightenment will happen in the future. ( Once all people truly embrace love…)
- Enlightenment will happened. (The wrong tense is purposeful.. think about it)
The answer: Does it matter?
Answering yes, or picking any answer at all, reflects the process of trying to know. The needing of an answer, or even trying to answer my question…in the end is still a process of seeking…
Steps to Enlightenment
For those trying to transform towards enlightenment. Here are the steps of becoming truly enlightened
1) Release 100% what you are.
2) Extend awareness
2) Accept the wholeness of what you just became in Release
For those seekers wanting a map, For those wanting “a you are here dot” to mark your achievement. Then refer the previous diagram…
Enlightenment can be quite easy, once you get the knack. Living and the fact most enlightened souls circle back around to complete living out their life on a day to day basis… means living gracefully actually represents the tougher challenge.
It’s not becoming enlightened that makes a person great. (In fact you have to even release greatness to be enlightened, think about it…). No, it’s how one lives gracefully and to fullest potential that makes a person great.
It could be argued that Buddha , Jesus, Martin Luther King and other teachers weren’t great for becoming enlightened, rather they were great by living: kind, compassionate and full lives through their actions.
People think that finding enlightenment will help them become kinder, more compassionate or more full and complete. It usually is the case that for many people enlightenment actually represents releasing old life patterns and within that release discover new options on how to live more gracefully . This then helps open a person up towards a realization how special and unique living is in it’s own right. To release what was holding them back and to expand in their nature. Different people need to release different things in order to grow. Yes there are some nice standard paths to take, I have found it simpler to help tailor paths to each person rather than having a person force a path upon their nature.
Enlightenment Starter Kit
A good place to start finding enlightenment is releasing into one’s own heart.
Some simple dots to consider in finding a heart centered enlightenment.
- Isn’t to be turned on: your heart already beats…
- Isn’t a destination: it is already within you.
- Isn’t so many things people insist that it must be… release the insistence it must have form.
Take a sec to connect the dots. Then release the thinking of it all together to instead be present in your core. If you do, it will shorten the journey and you will have time to enjoy something most people rush on to pass by…
How can one not shine: if basking to the warmth of their own heart?
My friend Chantal sent me this quote to highlight this truth:
“The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.”