Throughout our physiology and the myriad functions our bodies express on a moment by moment basis, It's safe to say there are both voluntary and involuntary actions consistently taking place to make sure the human organism maintains homeostasis and subsequently doesn't drop dead.
Looking at it closer, most of the bodies functions like digestion, brain activity, the organs and nervous system all work, for the most part, unaided without any need for conscious effort on the individuals part.
If not, then I'd love for someone to accurately describe what goes on in the small intestines before we happily take a trip to the toilet!
Didn't think so... This voluntary and involuntary analogy can also be applied and likened to the conscious and subconscious aspects of our psychology and mind.
What goes on below the surface level of the mind dwarfs the miniscule amounts of activity which our conscious minds can handle.
Let's now extrapolate these observations and apply it to the realm of spirit.
Methods such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, dance, pray, song and so forth all seem to be performed by a seperate individual when perceived by the student.
However, it is the master who sees clearly that no thought, word or deed arises independently of spirit.
The master realizes that the labels; awakening, enlightenment or simply put, clear seeing, are always only ever an act of grace.
You can't take credit for grace.
Ego and it's materialistic world view might kick up a stink about that!
Our greatest allies it would seem, are those things that work for us below the surface of known.
The unknown. The mystery.
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