Why are we here?
This is the deeper question we ponder when we stop and take stock of our lives.
We are here for “Is” to awaken.
What “is” has been here and “is” here, but needs to awaken to true self. “Is” has been living in a dream state of bliss. This state is what you are when you die and before you are born.
The purpose of birth is to awaken. It is to allow “Is” to become conscious. We take form in the world and have experience. We sense, we move. We operate our form. We are constantly bombarded by the world in order to awaken. “Is” experiences the world through the medium of form, but gets confused. We think because we experience through form that we ARE form. This is how we get “lost” in the world. This is also why we race around and never seem to get where we really want to be.
We are not form. We are that which experiences through form. Form was never the end goal. It is not the point to become obsessed with form and materiality. Form and material is a medium by which we experience in order to become awake.
When “Is” becomes conscious it experiences aliveness. As long as we identify we form, we forget who/what we are. When we experience and are alert without identifying with form, we become “Is” awakened: consciousness.
When we experience and are alert without identifying with form, we become “Is” awakened: consciousness.
When you realize yourself as consciousness you realize you are not really a person. It appears as if you are a person on the outside, but that is simply a form you can use to awaken. If you are simply consciousness awakening, you can let go of the person. The person you thought you were is now a vestige.
Letting go of the vestige relieves all manner of worldly ills: the need to appear in a certain way, to do anything in particular, to achieve anything on a material plane, to take anything at all personally, and relationship issues with others.
Here is a koan-type question for you:
Hello! ~ WHO am I greeting? No one in particular!