Friday, November 20, 2009

Affectionate Awareness

I listened to Adyashanti on his live radio program Wednesday night and in a question concerning Nisargadatta, he discussed Affectionate Awakening. In doing so, he discussed the need to stumble upon the right balance, that if awareness was centered in the mind only, it would tend to be cold, but that it needed to center itself in the heart. Exactly! Awakening may begin through the mind, but it will “end” in the heart.

But resting in affectionate awareness is almost something impossible to discuss. Attention to emotion is one thing, but awareness is everything. One needs to speak with the inarticulate speech of the heart to describe it. The mind can only point to it.

More pointing to come.

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