Back to the Wholeness Thing

I am so hesitant to blog being so acutely aware that my opinion doesn't mean anything. In other words, can I speak about being whole without being whole myself? And what are the dynamics or criteria by which I know myself to be whole? If I am whole, is my wholeness known by another? Does wholeness include the awareness of not being whole? So, my objective is always to go to great lengths to avoid my ego and move to a center of vulnerability from which I prefer to communicate.

So, let's go back a little and establish a sound foundation from which we can all relate. The source of all suffering on this planet can be traced to a lack of understanding of the nature of our existence. Mission and purpose and perfect clarity of what you are doing here simultaneously prescribes the attitudes and behaviors that allow that purpose to become manifest. But without that understanding, it's a free-for-all.

"Savitri" is Sri Aurobindo's masterpiece that addresses the questions related to the above. Its central theme revolves around the transcendence of man as the consummation of terrestrial evolution, and the emergence of an immortal supramental gnostic race upon earth. I often find myself moved to tears from reading it.

Without boring the reader with quote locations and without my comments sounding like an academic exercise, it will suffice to say that Aurobindo says:

"All things are real that here are only dreams,
In our unknown depths sleeps their reserve of truth,
On our unreached heights they reign and come to us
In thought and muse trailing their robes of light.
But our dwarf will and cold pragmatic sense
Admit not the celestial visitants:
Awaiting us on the Ideal's peaks
Or guarded in our secret self unseen
Yet flashed sometimes across the awakened soul,
Hide from our lives their greatness, beauty, power."

This is who we are...greatness, beauty, power...with the ability to experience it in physical form. So, this leads us back to the wholeness thing again. Why in the world would I choose to be other than I am? What is the knowledge I need that would allow me to to understand why I would choose to be other than I am?

He later says:

"A few shall see what none yet understands
God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;
For man shall not know the coming till its hour.
And belief shall be not till the work is done."

And what would you give to know sooner? What would you give to live out the greatness, beauty and power sooner, even now? And what price are you paying for pretending that you are less than?

Self-AwarenessAshleigh Stoia