KNOW THYSELF XVI
FIRST-AID II: Discovering Knowing-Being
There are two kinds of reality: authentic and artificial. Normally we only acknowledge the artificial kind with its focus on building, preserving, and restructuring. Subjective, psychological reality appears as a shadow of this constructed world, replete with memories and all sorts of desires. It stands in stark contrast to authentic reality in the inner realms of non-psychological experience. “What” we are is an untranslatable state of being, experienced and known only in deepest sensibility.
Authentic reality revolves around our experience of Self as a formless power that transmits firmness and inner stability where we feel whole and safe. It yields a space of certainty, suffused with intangible permanence. It is strongest in childhood, where it assumes the protective glow of angelic influence. Secretly, it persists through adolescence and adulthood, if we allow ourselves to intuit, as the voice within that reminds us of what is truly possible. Its language is feeling-knowing.
It is strange that when we are confused, melancholy, irritated or disturbed in any way, recreating a condition over and over in our mind, we can […]