Alive: That’s What It Is All About

You are alive. It’s great! Isn’t it? Or, do we sometime forget that it is wonderful? This article is a follow up to our discussion about enlightenment. You live. Moreover, it is possible for you to be aware; to be conscious; at least sometimes. You know this because you smell the flowers, you laugh and you feel pain. Your memory recalls sights and smells. These are part of our human experience. Still, each and every encounter is also an enlightened experience.


It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgement that every moment is about accepting life’s divinity. Otherwise, a person may spend an entire existence trying to find the secret of living. The act of being alive is the manifestation of life. This is not something that you define, plan or expect. It is simply about being that which manifests.

Being Alive Is Enlightenment

It is existentially beneficial as a spiritual being to realize the true nature of enlightenment. Also, don’t keep looking for it around the next street corner. Stepping stones in the form of books, friends, spiritual teachers and so on are fine along the way. But, these should not become a crutch. Please do not use these to lean on in the hope of one day reaching divine insight.

It is already your birthright. You have awakened to this universal consciousness. The process of accepting it as your essence is the next step. Here are six inspiring insights from individuals that are ultimately experiencing life as one. Use these as spiritual signposts on your inner journey. You will awaken one day and know that the journey, that was never truly a journey, is over. You have returned home.

“True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one’s own self being fully realized.” – Dalai Lama
“Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.” – William Blake
“There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable.” – Anthony de Mello
“Enlightenment is the journey back from the head to the heart.” – Ravi Shankar
“Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.” – Andrew Cohen



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