Everything is within and we are all one and all part of the same infinite awareness. When I first realized this, I felt there was a feeling of frustration. However, the awakening process is something each and every one of us will eventually experience. Every individual on the planet is in a different state of consciousness (rich, poor, sick, healthy, aware, asleep) at any given time. So, at one point or another, we have all sought or continue to seek answers outside of ourselves. However, the answers we look for are within. We just need to be still and aware.
Spending time in silence and observing your thoughts takes some practice and isn’t always easy in the beginning. At first, you might experience a barrage of thoughts. Now, depending on what you’ve experienced throughout your life, those thoughts could be a mess to sort out. However, underneath all of the thoughts that inundate the mind on a daily basis; is the sweet, glorious silence and the “I AM” that you are, that we all are.
Everything is Within
What I’ve realized now that I’ve gotten to the point of being able to observe my thoughts; either in mediation or just throughout the day, is that I feel so much peace. I don’t often feel frustrated and I don’t wonder what life means or ask who am I or what am I supposed to be doing? I am not trying to fulfill anything on the outside. What we search for is already within us. Once you get to a place of understanding that and being comfortable and patient with yourself, a peace will settle in. Eventually, searching for anything outside of yourself will feel like a struggle. It won’t feel right or at least that has been my experience. There’s a definite shift in feeling that comes with knowing that everything you seek is already within you.
Try it for yourself. Meditate and observe your thoughts throughout the day. If you struggle at first; just keep at it. If it feels forced don’t be hard on yourself and try it a little bit at a time until it gets easier. Eventually, you may start to have visions, receive revelations or have mystical dreams; just like I did. Remember that everything is within so stop searching on the outside.