“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty”. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Your Insight and Awareness Book is a map to understanding how to free yourself from the internal and external prisons you created or adopted. It highlights the bars, locks and wardens of self-limitation. It is a tool that you will use uniquely. The book can only point in a direction. What you see, feel and discover is very personal to your own journey.
1. Randomly open the book
2. Allow yourself to engage with whatever your eyes rest on
3. Use it as a source of contemplation and self-reflection
You might discover an illustration, paragraph, sentence or word that triggers a reaction or guides you to consider yourself, current situations or life events from a different angle.
Take notice of your reactions. Can you objectively observe yourself?
· Did you have a light bulb moment?
· Did you want to flee?
· Did you gloss over it, and pretend to be already aware?
· Did you slam shut the book because it was too close to the bone?
· Did you laugh?
· Did you feel your soul as you accepted an understanding of yourself?
· Did you honour the exploration?
· Did you ………………………………………………………………..………………………….?
If you struggle to read it or comprehend it, mark the place and periodically come back to it. You might be experiencing a flood of emotional energy that needs time to settle for you to grasp the concept. That means you have hit on something important
A map only becomes useful if you are willing to use it as a guide; your journey is like a jig-saw, as you put the pieces together you see the bigger picture.