Question: Clearly, by your writing you have achieved the highest state. How do you deal with all the troubles of having a family? I read in your bio page; it says you have adopted children (with behavior issues) and a wife! How is it possible to do what you do in the midst of all that?

It is not “how” to deal with the situations, problems, etc. that arise. Rather, from what space will you meet them?

If you focus on the “how,” you are committing only thought to the moment; and the mind makes its decisions based on the body’s response to a situation (emotions), which will be a limited one.

Awareness is whole, and permeates every aspect of everything, situation, person, etc. Its presence is not dependent on outward conditions. It is the mind that compartmentalizes life, therefore tries to meet life partially; which always yields an incomplete response.

The truth is: There in no way to stay fixed in Awareness other than knowing that you are Awareness! There is no “I” and Awareness. You are That. The great mistake happens when Awareness identifies with thoughts and body sensations.

Success in any situation will be based on the strength of experience in actually knowing: Who am I in spite of thought and body? Who am I in spite of thoughts of disrespect; in spite of a body surging with adrenaline?

Your whole life whether you live in a cave or with five kids, will be met partially or completely. Which will be decided on the strength of your own inquiry and intensity of devotion to break down the mechanism that creates seemingly diverse situations-the exclusive “I”; that derives its individuality from identification with  the mind and body.

 

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