if we step back, then, and watch the automatic patterns run, watch how things are running, how systems are proceeding without force or effort, can we learn new things? can we learn, discover new patterns, helpful patterns, by following this method?
if you break from the past, break from all those obligations, break from the beliefs that you exist, that you are a certain person, can you heal your soul? can you heal what you are, really: the _process_ of consciousness?
if you were to let go of all that, all the pain, all the suffering, all the pressure to be anything other than what you feel right now, what would happen? would you be better? would you be freer?
say you want to jump out of a system, to jump out of a system of rules, a confinement of character, of past’s models, of past’s behaviors… how would you? how jump from self to naught? from life to simply awareness?
perhaps there’s not a way, but is that a helpful belief? does that lead to more detailed mathematics? to a higher perception of reality?
let go of all that suffering, all that stress; abandon all constriction, for just a few moments. abandon all belief in other; feel yourself as higher.
I like the opener — if we believe that life events (however we want to phrase that) are happening via force/effort, that belief narrows our view to a subset of explanations/understandings which doesn’t seem helpful.
I didn’t understand what you meant by “the _process_ of consciousness” — can you explain that?
You’re a _process_ of awareness, not a physical thing, in the same way evolution is a _process_, not a physical thing. It transcends the substrate, is independent of the substrate, in the sense that awareness can arise from a biological entity and also from a machine entity.
(this is a helpful model I’ve found)
in that paragraph, the “process of consciousness” phrase is used to temper the saying of “soul”, which some might find jarring
so in the sense of healing the soul, the process of consciousness, it’s like healing the misalignment of believing you have to be a certain way
of believing you are a physical thing, rather than an abstract process that transcends the matter substrate
okay, that (“it’s like healing the misalignment of believing you have to be a certain way”) helps, thanks!