Letting go of pretense,
and all the roles we play.
Letting go of ideals,
ideas and beliefs.
Letting go of
everything we hold dear,
everything we think is true.
As these are filters which
shield us from the raw reality of Life
And in the space which gets created,
by not filling in the emptiness with our noise,
we as it were allow our senses to clear
as we do not rush in to label
whatever information comes in through the senses.
Then there is the immediacy of knowing.
Being the knowing.
we enter a space of not knowing.
As everything appears as if for the first time.
And it does.
There can be a honeymoon at first with this
new uncluttered way of experiencing Life.
Elation, insights, bliss, clarity.
The thrill of being alive
open and unbound.
But then as well there can be confusion and depression
as this blast of freedom can shatter the very foundations
of what we always felt was safe and secure.
We walk on shaky ground.
Not yet used being comfortable
to live without limitations.
Life can as well appear as empty, sterile, meaningless
as the old structures are dissolving.
In this open Space,
unprotected because the filters have gone
also things in our personal make up
of limitations and old pains,
often after years of being in a contraction,
can be tickled and teased to open up by this new freedom.
A whole range of emotions might visit us.
As a blast from the past.
Despair, anger, sadness, anguish.
Or pains or shaking of the body
as energy gets released.
Shedding an old skin can be a painful.
Be sure to know what you want.
Enlightenment can be
more than you bargained for.