Monday, November 10, 2008

The First Step Toward Enlightenment ~ Katie Davis, Author, Awake Joy

The most important first step toward enlightenment is to dis-identify with the mind. Every time that you recognize a gap in the thought stream, your consciousness grows stronger. You become more curious about the space between your thoughts than the content of thought.

Another way to dis-identify with thought is to direct your attention to the present moment. You will notice a deeper sense of being alive and a subtle joy comes to the forefront. In this, you withdraw attention from your mind activity and create a space of no-mind where you are alert and aware, but not thinking.

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