Your time and your awareness are your true wealth. They are precious gifts and they belong to you alone. Your thoughts are limitless, always expanding to encompass the known universe. Reality expands far beyond perceptions and beyond knowledge, but as technology extends our reach further out into the unknown, the universe expands, in turn, to encompass the expansion of our awareness.
Through our insights, the universe expands inward. Here, knowledge and instincts conspire to explode our awareness and our wisdom. The only limits are the boundaries of our comfort zone. Awareness encompasses all knowledge, all insights, and all wisdom. They happen inside of us. They exist where our conscious mind meets the soul.
Here, I use the word soul, in part, to avoid using the term subconscious. First because the soul is a deeper source of insights than, what academics call, the subconscious. As I've stated before, the conscious and the subconscious are inseparable and whole. Second, the soul is our link to Spirit . To truly know yourself is to know your soul, and to know your soul is to know the Divine. The sacred and the profane are also whole and inseparable aspects of our core being.
Where knowledge and instincts overlap is the home of our inner voice, and our wisdom. I use the practice of meditative writing to explore these inner dimensions and to reveal answers to questions I pose to myself. I allow my thoughts to meander freely, and trust they will guide me to a better understanding of my universe. In expressing my feelings and insight on paper, I also seek to discover the meanings beyond the words.
Finding balance between a busy life and the stillness of our core being does require discipline. To gain physical strength we train our muscles with stress and repetition. We can improve our mental acuity through meditation and study. We seek out those who add to our knowledge and understanding, and through meditation we learn to focus our thoughts. When we learn to harness the power of our thoughts we gain self-confidence and self-control. Self-mastery requires discernment in both thought and action.
My goal is to access those inner dimensions where dreams live, then bring them to the surface of the conscious mind. I seek balance between instincts and rational thoughts, between knowledge and insights.
I hope this series serves as a good example of how you can apply the practice of meditative writing to expand your awareness. The purpose of sharing my "Musings" is always to inspire you to explore your truth and discover your inner strength and find your personal pathway to insights.