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Are You Already Enlightened?

March 13, 2014

By Hari Tahil

Imagine a large spacious room. As you look you see that anything is possible. You can fill it with as little or as much as you like. Even if you stuff it with furniture and possessions, the space itself does not change.

Objects you place in the room might become broken, wear out, or be replaced as your tastes change. But the space remains the same.

The room is your mind, the furniture the thoughts and beliefs you are attached to. If you are attached to the furniture, possibilities become limited. If you are willing to change the furniture or let go of some, more becomes possible.

That possibility is always there, the space of the room. The furniture can be temporary.

While the walls of the room are the mind, you are the emptiness of the room. A formless emptiness in which anything is possible. Once you let yourself be the emptiness, the walls will disappear.

Just as you can be lonely in a crowded room, by allowing yourself to be the emptiness you can be content in nothingness.

You can choose to identify with the furniture, or be the space that holds it.

Are You Already Enlightened? originally appeared in the Lifeforces December 2013 / January 2014 newsletter and is reposted with permission.

Also By Hari:

- What Prevents Loving?

- Expectations and Reality

 

About the author: Hari Tahil is the co-founder of Lifeforces (www.lifeforces.org) – an integrated holistic therapy practice based in Tokyo since 1994. Lifeforces offers workshops and individual sessions assisting people in improving their physical, mental and emotional health as well as progressing on their personal spiritual path more effectively. Sign up for the Lifeforces newsletter to read more of Hari's writings.
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