One thing we do have control of is our peace and centeredness — though we may not often think we do.
This post by Andrew Cohen is as timely today as it was when he posted it way back when: ‘there is a part of us that is already free, right now’.
Try pausing a few times during the day to remember this truth. It may not quell the merry-go-round of life, but it might help you better enjoy the ride.
Already Free, Right Now
Andrew Cohen, author
Scientists tell us that when time began, fourteen billion years ago, something came from nothing.
When you awaken to the ground of all Being, in a deep meditative state, you realize that when something came from nothing, the nothing didn’t disappear.
That unmanifest, unborn dimension is the ever-present ground out of which everything is still arising in every moment. It is what the Buddha called “the deathless,” and what others call “eternity consciousness.”
When you awaken to this dimension in your own awareness, you will find yourself always already resting in the eternal moment before time began.
This is the recognition that liberates: Prior to everything, I already am.
The experience of this recognition is not one of becoming liberated. It is of being already liberated.
What you realize when you awaken to that ground is that there is a part of each and every one of us that is already free—from everything. That part of yourself, which is the ground of Being, has never been bound, trapped, or limited in any way.
That’s the part of yourself that I want you to discover.
It’s not the part of yourself that needs to become free.
It is already free, right now.