Truth ‘is’ Simple. The false self or body-mind identity does NOT want Truth … it wants to ‘seek’ Truth but never find it. Illusions are not present in Truth and the body-mind identity or illusion of individual person-hood does NOT exist. To find Truth then means ‘to cease to exist’ and although the false self does not know this [since it ‘knows’ nothing True], it senses it’s demise in Self Realization. This is the real fear of death … death of identity.
There comes a moment however when the false self is exhausted with its endless fruitless attempts to ‘fix’ itself and the world and it either gives up [in a variety of ways] or gives in - surrenders. This leaves space for Truth to enter and brings the false self to its knees where on some level it recognizes it has no control over Life. This is the first realization that the world is somehow ‘wrong’ … an initial awareness of the dream it has been calling reality.
This can be a shock and more follow as awareness expands. These jolts allow vignettes of surrender to be sustained longer and longer until it is an ever-present YES to ‘what is’. Simple Truth is recognized within this YES and the conditioning that makes up the false self is then revealed ‘everywhere’ through the mirror of the world … to be transformed back into nothing-ness revealing Who you Truly Are.
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SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF INQUIRY: A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YKCHFP3
BOOKS by John McIntosh