Of course it's okay. It's in all likelihood inevitable. It matters not so much that you get caught up in an experience and thought. It matters so much more that you know where home is, and that you don't consider it a crime that you got distracted. It happens for a purpose.bluecover wrote:Thank you for your valuable answers @Webwanderer!
So what you are saying is that being unconscious from time to time is OK (like daydreaming a little bit once in a while)? Or should we try to maintain ourselves fully conscious at all times?
I'm not so much a fan of trying to maintain a fully conscious state at all times. Consider the stress upon ourselves for the failure to do so. I am however a fan of regular moments of thought free clarity of being - of alignment with our true nature. Find that felt clarity often, until it is so familiar it is available at any time you choose for it. Consider it as a kind of dance with the experience of life. Done well - clarity and exploration - it is a thing of beauty.
Depends on who you ask. There are a lot of answers from those who either do not know, or simply imagine they do. For my money I no longer care. My interest is in increased clarity of being. Concerns over definitions of enlightenment have not produced the slightest increase in enlightenment. Clarity however is a feeling issue. One knows when one perceives more clearly the challenges of life experience. It needs no definitions or litmus tests.What exactly is the state of an enlighten person, is the person fully awake and conscious 24/7 or does it have unconscious moments from time to time?
Nice post Jen. Very insightful. It clearly demonstrates how one affects the environment in which they find themselves. Of course here on this forum it's just as likely we drew out bluecover's natural affinity for loving interaction...smiileyjen101 wrote:Your warm welcome here was a direct result of your grateful and warm reaching out. If you had come bitching and moaning and yelling at us, we would have had a totally different 'reaction' or 'response'. YOU set the tone, the atmosphere of gratitude and we responded. Can you see this - we are all part of the experience.
No 'choice' is wrong, it just brings a different experience.