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Sat Tony SamaraConsciousness could perhaps be best described as radical honesty, which is basically saying things as they are in that moment, without the interference of the social mind, or the mind that it connected to the ego – the ego that likes to plan, project, or creates ideas about what is going on and then transmit that through language, or pictures in the mind, that then get translated into words, or sentences.

I find that it’s very difficult in our Western cultures simply because we don’t know how to live in the moment. We are always chasing the idea that we’re living in the moment and we’re looking at how is that possible but we don’t know how to actually put it into practice. Unless we are children and we are spontaneous and living the joy of the moment, most people are caught up in the regrets of the past or the worry of the future and forget to be here in this present moment.

Consciousness is a wonderful thing, because it is a natural state of being. It’s very unnatural to be struggling in the way that many human beings struggle even when it takes more effort and it takes more out of us.

I think what is happening today when people say they’re being more conscious in their actions, is that they are realising that the old ways of doing things or seeing the world are best let go of and that what is needed is a movement in consciousness by letting go of old habits and the struggle and the way you see yourself, or other people, and just honestly say things as they are, rather than your translation of them.

I find that in itself is so liberating. We see this in the great people that we admire, such as Gandhi and various other figures that have influenced history, that they were honest, they were real, and that is consciousness. It’s not something that we have to chase or try to act in a certain way to fit the picture of consciousness. Being more conscious is a natural state that I feel is more spontaneous than requiring any effort.



Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘The Simplicity of Love Meditation,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ ‘Karma, Mantra and Beyond’ and ‘Discover Your Inner Buddha’ has been inspiring thousands of readers to discover inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives, through the power and simplicity of practical Spirituality. At the core of his teachings lies the evolution of human consciousness, which in today’s world is vital for achieving deep, personal happiness, inner peace and the illumination of one’s inner quest.

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