A Gentle Guide to Untangling the Knots of Your Awareness
A Gentle Guide to
Untangling the Knots of Your Awareness
Rubber bands can get bunched up
and twisted into tight little balls.
You stretch it out ﬂat but when you let it go,
it springs right back into a twisted ball.
Your awareness can be like a rubber band.
It views everything in a particular manner.
It can be a real stretch to see things another way.
The familiar twists in your awareness are
the sum total of all your life experiences.
They form the notions of truth that you cling to,
and identify with.
Even when you stretch your awareness to perceive in new ways,
tensions remain and your awareness soon
springs back to the familiar way of seeing things.
And how much better it feels to get things back to ‘normal’!
You sometimes trade one set of tensions
(one way of bunching up the rubber band) for another.
You replace one world view with another.
You may feel stretched
when presented with Knowledge of how everything truly works.
At the same time, that Knowledge touches
the place within where you are eternally one with Truth.
It makes sense.
By repeatedly revisiting Knowledge,
tensions in your awareness
are eventually released.
To discover Truth,
you simply need to release the tensions
in the rubber band of your awareness.
The path of freedom from those habitual patterns
is true spiritual growth.
Dr. Michael Mamas