Waking up and how.

Kelsey McKayla (@SincerelyKelsey) 7 years, 5 months ago

For those of you who feel as if you have woken up to the world I would like to know what experience caused that and what you feel like you woke up to. I am very curious about this. Did your eyes open because of influences like people, drugs, or the internet? There is a lot of valuable information streaming the internet and it can definitely awaken you. So, what is it?! Please, do share.

July 2, 2014 at 12:48 am
Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Waking up to the “world” is just the reflection of you waking up to yourself. Behold, I center all things from within and control all things from without. So go within, or go without.

MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Meditation, through which, I become more conscious of my being and my actions. I saw how default my life was in a sense. Overtime I came to the conclusion that regardless of anything, the choice of how to live our lives is always ours.

A quote from someone I recently came across: “We’re not what the past has made us into; we are what we’ve chosen to become.”

pdmishh (0) (@eturak) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Interesting question! I wouldn’t say that I’ve woken up, but I have found a profound interest in exploring life. <p>I met a friend my freshmen year that loved to vent to me about her boyfriend because she always felt a little uneasy about him after epistemological and philosophical debates and she always wanted my opinion. She introduced me to authors and we would discuss books here and there, so that kind of influenced me. <p>

In addition, I’ve always been fascinated by metaphysics and throughout college I’d randomly educate myself about different beliefs/theories about the world and then this opened my mind to developing my life philosophy which is truth comes from oneself and that’s it. This eventually lead me into taking various philosophy/anthropology/psychology classes which continued my pursuit to want to “know” even more.

Anonymous (64) (@) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

There are two sides to waking up. One is merging with the oneness of the universe and manifesting cosmic love. The other is becoming aware of all the flaws in society and humanity and screaming at the top of your lungs for everyone else to also wake up. The first is pure bliss and the other is a manic psychosis, but they both are forms of waking up.

krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I like this. Lol

Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

There’s no such thing as waking up to the world. It begins when you’re born and then you deal with understanding lies, so even in the definitions of awakening there’s no endpoint realization, but explaining in the most stupid way you’re always going to discover new things and experience what you choose.

HiJesus (0) (@HiJesus) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Awareness! Awareness! Awareness!
Anthony De Mello can point you to waking up. Hear a sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAHsfHu0U70

Alex James (0) (@TheWholeThing) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

The way I’ve come to experience ‘waking up’ is to come to terms with the notion that I was never asleep. ‘Waking up’ suggests you’re under an illusion or are asleep to something, which to be honest and brutal is pure Hollywood. I’ve not woken up, nor have I been sleeping, I am simply living here and now, always now.

-What is it to wake up?
-What is there once you have awoken?

Here and now is Godly, this is being awake, not in the sense of literally being awake as supposed to being asleep at night. This is a hide and seek system, a ying/yang…I personally feel we (I, you, me) are awake and happy and terribly miserable a thousand times a day. ‘All is well’ The issue lives within that issue that it is not.

krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I want to attribute my awakening to my first solo shroom trip. Sometime immediately after that trip, I just woke up. It wasn’t something that I was trying to attain and I had no idea what an awakening was. It just happened. I knew something was different about me. I changed. The best way that I can explain the awakening was that I became consciously aware of being conscious. And I realized life is so much more than what the general population think it is.

I would say that that shroom trip is one of the single most important events in my life. I learned to love myself which was something I’ve battled with before. I felt like I was seeing the world for the first time. Soon after, I stumbled upon this site & I started implementing all these new things into my life like eating healthier, meditation, yoga, etc. and I’ve been stripping away layers & layers of just unnecessary bullshit.

Derek (11) (@wailingmoonman) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

To wake up is to be out of sync with, and to step out side of the cloud, the majority of the people in the world are in. You are out of sync with them, but you begin to connect with yourself and your surroundings. But to be awake does not mean you are better than someone else – it just means you choose to see what has always been around you. To be awake is to appreciate, to be grateful for, all that you are and all that is. And I slowly started to realise just how amazing every singe day is – even the hard ones, the very hard ones – because of just where I am in the world, the fact that I am on this planet at all. I just slowly learned to be in awe of every experience. And i am still learning.

Waking up in the morning is a process. I am groggy, tired, often need coffee to get me started. I’d apply the same formula here – it’s a process. I’m still waking up to.

And I’m clearly in a rambling mood tonight.

Davey Jones (0) (@daviruss08) 7 years, 5 months ago ago
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