Here are some of my favorite first-hand accounts of experiencing cosmic consciousness or becoming “enlightened.” It's the only way to reach infinity AND the reason we all keep incarnating into this insane planet of Kardashian asses. It's kind of important. Again, a reminder that I am the most ADD person alive. My ADD rivals that kid in my third grade class (Travis) who would stand up in the middle of class and start screaming and chasing the teacher around with scissors (Hi Travis, I see you queen, be free.) My brain doesn't like things that involve focus and/or don't give me immediate results. And even I have come to transcending!
Welcome to the words of people experiencing god...(notice what they all have in common.)
“For a moment, there was complete inner silence. Suddenly I felt myself drawn into a whirlpool or a vortex of energy. I was gripped by an intense fear, and my body started to shake. I heard the words, "Resist nothing," as if spoken inside my chest. I could feel myself being sucked into a void. Suddenly, all fear disappeared, and I let myself fall into that void. I have no recollection of what happened after that. The next morning, I awoke as if I had just been born into this world. Everything seemed fresh and pristine and intensely alive. A vibrant stillness filled my entire being. As I walked around the city that day, the world looked as if it had just come into existence, completely devoid of the past. I was in a state of amazement at the peace I felt within and the beauty I saw without, even in the midst of the traffic. I was no longer labeling and interpreting my sense perceptions – an almost complete absence of mental commentary. To this day, I perceive and interact with the world in this way: through stillness, not through mental noise. The peace that I felt that day, more than 20 years ago, has never left me, although it has varying degrees of intensity.”
- Eckhart Tolle
“I was seeing without concepts, without thoughts or an internal story. There was no me. It was as if something else had woken up. It opened its eyes. It was looking through my eyes. And it was crisp, it was clear, it was new, it had never been here before. Everything was unrecognizable. And it was so delighted! Laughter welled up from the depths and just poured out. It breathed and was ecstasy. It was intoxicated with joy: totally greedy for everything. There was nothing separate, nothing unacceptable to it. Everything was its very own self. For the first time, I –it-experienced the love of its own life. I- it- was amazed.”
- Byron Katie
“In meeting with it, I saw that there was something huge, something more vast and more mysterious than the capacity of any thought process to own, to conquer, or to process.”
“Don’t own it or claim it. Remain the witness.”