Question: Atreya. What does turning inward mean, and why is it important for enlightenment? The concept does not make sense to me. Thanks.

Turning inward means the absence of the desire to seek experiences through the body and its senses. This happens organically after one has exhausted their intent to seek happiness in the manipulation of mind/body conditions. Here, one becomes ripe for the question “What am I in spite of thought and body sensations? Is there anything about me besides this mind and body? I see all troubles happen through these two modes?” The seeker than gathers all the energy they can muster and relentlessly ponders this question while going about their life. Turning inward does not negate the outer; but refocuses the intent of the seeker to pursue grace at the center of things.

-Atreya Thomas

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3 thoughts on “Question: Atreya. What does turning inward mean, and why is it important for enlightenment? The concept does not make sense to me. Thanks.

  1. As you say, turning inward and its relation to enlightenment. Anaolgies of flashlights and awakening to the light that is enlightenmen. Self analysis and inward thinking is a cleansing of sorts. Focus on what makes you tick. Whatever it is , it’s you and it’s ok.
    Direct perception is a result of asking who am I with and without my physical being or mind to think it over. Beautiful thoughts and wonderful that you challenge yourself and the norm

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