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Living With a Rebel Within

On Sep 23, 2011 Evan wrote:

Consider thoughts as dreams.  We disregard the dreams we had last night, but believe absolutely in the wakeful dreams that pretend to be all important during our wakeful hours.  In the sleep-state it is widely understood that we are unconscious, but if we believe in our thoughts/dreams while awake are we not also unconscious?  

Consider also that the wakeful unconscious state is infinitely more dangerous because we are in position where unconsciousness can be acted upon and the consquences therefrom have the potential to do great harm.

This is why we practice, to bring the mindful state to our every moment.  It is said that a true yogi never sleeps, even while resting with closed-eyes; awareness prevails.


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