STILLNESS IS THE WAY
In the stillness of no-mind, being that you are, you are pure awareness. This cognition is self-evident. You know you exist and this act of knowing is cognition. There is no storehouse of information, no memory necessary. In the immediacy of this original state, whatever needs to be known is instantly known. The variation between highly evolved beings and those lesser evolved is in the degree of cognition. The difference is one of degree but not of kind. Awareness serves the degree of cognition in every living species in all forms of life.
The degree is lessened in the emotional plane of existence. This is the world as we know it, with its moments of happiness alternating with its moments of misery. It manifests at the personal level as the sluggishness relative to thought enshrouding the mind and impeding the light of pure awareness. From this arises the apparent imbalance in the world taking shape through the mind.
Our world is a mental construct. Let us examine this fact. The mind, our entire thinking process, is outer projection. Even when we are introspective, we are still seeing through the projecting image of the personal self. This can be easily examined in our direct experience. The subconscious is the discarded memory of the emotional past, not just our personal past, but the entirety of past re-presenting as the manifestation of our lives and problems in the present.
Our lives, as in this moment, are the current manifestation of human consciousness at our degree of cognition in which we act out our narratives accordingly. Our boundaries are set by our personified selves. Contrary to what we project, there are no external agents. We trap ourselves with our minds. The mind hears the word and interprets through its degree of sluggishness, turning the word into a dogma, another belief structure further encasing self in the repetitive program. The way out is stillness, for only in stillness can self be seen.