I've been thinking a lot about spirituality lately. Truth is, I've always been; the quest for the nature of reality has been part of my journey since I was a teenager. But in the last few weeks, there's been a growing need to move beyond self-reflection.
I'm always shy about the subject. As if there is a resistance, a fear in talking about spirituality, consciousness and my very own quest for the nature of reality.
But this struggle is mainly with the limits of and in my mind.
"The mind imposes its own limits on everything that it sees or knows, and thus all its knowledge and experience appear as a reflection of its own limitations. [...] the mind's knowledge of anything is only as good as its knowledge of itself." — Rupert Spira, The Nature of Consciousness
So, my quest for the nature of reality is, in the end, the quest to know myself. Not only to understand how I function as a human being - and that in itself is already a fascinating journey - but to truly know who I am.
By acquiring knowledge and doing experiments, I can increase my understanding of the how.
To find out who I am, knowing more is not enough. Even experimenting more may not be enough. I need to subtract.
Because, as Chopra wrote in the foreword to Spira's book, "finding out who we really are doesn't come in words, but only as an intimate experience, an awakening."
This lifelong journey of awakening is my experience of spirituality.
I usually don’t edit my posts once they are published. But I just watched the video below, and I felt it fits beautifully in here. Science is magnificent in explaining how reality works. And the more we discover how it works, the more I am in awe. And that awe is the door to exploring the nature of reality, through subtraction.