There is more to life than what you experience as an individual, the separate-self that you think you are.
Let me share a story to illustrate this. This beautiful story is about two babies, twins, in their mother’s womb, wondering about Mother and life after delivery – this comes from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, “Your Sacred Self“
In a mother’s womb were two babies.
One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery, there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her, this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
Your individuality is central to your life experience now. However, your sense of individuality veils Reality.
What is Reality?
Unfortunately, Reality cannot be described in neat, clear concepts, because Reality is before the conceptualizing mind. But Masters have always pointed to this Reality, so as to precipitate its direct experience, an awakening to That which is Real.
When you are in silence
When your attention is stilled
There is a boundless awareness
Peace-love-happiness without opposites
Beyond the sense of otherness
That keeps you apart from the flow of life
Reality exists in and as No-otherness
Your real nature, unchanging, as it is
Awaken to this, dear One
And realize your life’s purpose
To know and be
That which you really are
My book, “Awaken: An Experiential Exploration of Enlightenment” helps with Self-Inquiry, investigating in your direct experience, the essence of Reality, No-otherness.