October 11, 2018

If you want to learn a foreign language, you know you have to work at it. You have to study and practice for months, maybe years. But when it comes to essential matters, we think we can just hear about them and understand.

Look at how many words we know. Do we know what even one of them actually means? Do we
know what the word “I” means? Do we know the meaning of the word “present”? The word “here”? Or “body,” “mind,” “feelings”? This is how this planet is. Only form is taught. We’re given a diploma for memorizing things. So many books have been written. There’s so much information on the Internet. But what writer has asked himself: “What is my understanding of what I am writing?” This is how things are on the Earth. But every condition on this planet could be a reminder that you need to bring more consciousness to your life. You have to become conscious of your own existence.

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