Shifting our Way of Knowing & Being
“When our basic awareness is revealed to be the foundation of both how we know and who we are, we can call it ‘awake awareness.’ Discovering awake awareness is key to the transformation of consciousness called awakening that leads to our ability to live from freedom, wellbeing, and loving connection. ... This transformation is a simple shift of awake awareness from the background of our consciousness to the foreground.
Because we’re in the habit of focusing on fast-moving thoughts and strong emotions, and of seeking happiness outside ourselves, we don’t notice awake awareness. … We can learn how to shift out of our thought-based mind and into an awareness-based way of knowing. Then, from awareness-based knowing, we can embody, connect, and welcome all experience. The feeling of embodied, awareness-based knowing is similar to being in a flow state, being in the zone, being in love, doing selfless service, or laughing with close friends. It is being so fully alive in the now that you ‘forget yourself.’ Living from awareness-based knowing gives us true freedom of choice.”
Loch Kelly. “Shift into Freedom. The Science and Practice of Open-hearted Awareness.”
Sounds True, Boulder, Colorado, 2015.