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Waking Up to the Wonder of Life
By Timothy Freke
It’s been a very busy time for me recently, because I’ve got a new book coming out called The Mystery Experience. This book was a real labor of love and I can’t tell you how pleased I am with it. I’d like to share with you the big idea that inspired me to write it, because it’s essentially very simple but it changes everything! Then if you’re intrigued you can download a taster ebook version for free (link below).
I’ve been exploring spirituality since a spontaneous awakening when I was a 12-year-old boy. This lead me to study and eventually write books about all of the major spiritual traditions of the world. In my latest book I’ve drawn on this perennial wisdom to create a revolutionary new way to awaken, which combines lucid philosophy with simple practices to make the “deep awake” state easily accessible.
Since I’ve been sharing my new approach to spirituality with people, I’ve been astonished by what has happened. Nearly everyone who comes to one of my “mystery experience” retreats experiences a profound awakening over the course of just three days. This has convinced me that the deep awake state is available to all of us if we approach life with the right understanding and practical tools.
It’s hard to describe the awakened state with words, but I’m going to give it a go. When I immerse myself in the deep awake state there’s an awe-inspiring sense of oneness with the universe. It feels as if I’m dissolving in an ocean of love. The search for meaning is resolved into a wordless understanding, which is so deep it must be felt not thought. There’s the silent certainty that all is well; and such a feeling of relief… like coming home.
When I am deep awake the familiar world is transformed into wonderland. My sensual body comes alive. I am amazed by all I see and hear and touch. The mundane becomes magical. It feels as if I am seeing things for the first time. And I am overcome with gratitude for my life.
I want to suggest that this awakened state is available to everyone all of the time. It’s available to you right now. The doorway into the deep awake world is wide open, we only need to enter in. And the way to enter is easy. We simply need to remember to wonder. We need to rouse ourselves from the numbness we call “normal” and become conscious of the breathtaking mystery of existence.
If we wonder deeply enough, we spontaneously start to awaken. It’s as simple as that. In my new book I take the reader on an extraordinary journey that starts with simple wonder … and leads to the discovery of the “deep self” and the bliss of “deep love.” But you don’t need to wait to read the book. You can experiment with wondering deeply right now. You can enter the mystery of this moment as you are reading this page:
- Pay attention to how profoundly mysterious it is to be alive.
- Recognize the obvious truth that you truly have no idea what life is.
- Be conscious of this moment with that deep part of you that appreciates music and art … that feels the beat and dances to its rhythm … that finds truth in poetry as well as theory.
- Dive deeply into wonder and the world will start to sparkle.
- There will be an experience of intense gratitude that arises when you see how glorious life really is.
- There will be an experience of immense humility that arises when you see how impossible it is to comprehend such a mystery.
If you wake up to wonder, you’ll come to life. Try it out … as an experiment … and let me know what happens. This is the beginning of the journey of awakening. If you want to go further, then check out my new website www.themysteryexperience.com. If you look deeper … you’ll find what you’re longing for.
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in the article The Wheel of Life by Peter Shepherd.