Freedom is "to be free IN all conditions..."
It is NOT "to be free FROM any of them!"

"The Integrated Yawning and Stretching Technique" or "AuraPuri"

If you came here to read about The Chakras and the Integrated Yawning & Stretching Technique, please click HERE.
If you came here to follow the exercise videos of The Chakras and the Integrated Yawning & Stretching Technique, please click HERE.
To view this website with a new viewing feature please click Classic In that view the site is fully searchable.

Awareness: True Being and Being True

Danny: What is "the mind?"

Randy: The reflection of that which observes.

Danny: What is "that" which observes?

Randy: Innate Awareness.

Danny: What is Innate Awareness?

Wim: Innate Awareness is our natural and simple awareness of direct, immediate, unmediated, unadulterated (1) and non-interpreted reality within direct, immediate, unmediated reality... ergo being in truth.
Awareness is a tool or faculty of our core being – "being" in the meaning of the German das Wesen and das Wesentliche.

Awareness is the direct acknowledgement of truth

We are aware
when we are in intercourse
with & in truth

Awareness at the same time though does not ignore or deny insecurities or inaccuracies on sensorial, conscious and conscience levels. Awareness is actually very aware of that, it is after all an instrument of "truth acknowledgement," not of fact-finding or data gathering. (Those are functions of our sense faculties, consciousness and conscience, three additional tools at the disposal of our true being.)

Truth is Wahrheit in German, gewahr is aware.
To be aware is to be "atruth"... true to and in oneself, true to and with whom or what one is relating.

For the truth meaning of -ware in the word aware compare it to the French vrai, the English veracity and the Latin verax, from which vrai and a-ware-ness derive.

But there is more to -ware... it ties in with "being."

Now here it gets very interesting as "being" used to have at once the meaning of essence and existence: in German das Wesentliche and das Wesen, in Dutch het wezen and menselijk wezen, in English "being" and "the human being.

Can you see the complementarity of essence and existence?

Again, the '-ware' part in aware comes from veracity or truthfulness. 

In the New Testament, when Jesus exhorts people to be aware to the utmost he says, (translated into English) "Verily, Verily" or "Truly, Truly."

It is curiously interesting that many English etymological dictionaries interpret the "ware" part in "aware" as having the meaning of wariness or caution, whereas non-Anglo-Saxon Indo-German etymological sources derive the "ware" part from veracity or truth, trust... not caution and being wary...

Incidentally, what I like about etymology is that, as we trace the past for the roots and origins of words, that it is as though we are digging deeper and deeper into the mounds of language, finding fragments of words and remnants of meaning that enable us to reshape them back into their original forms. 

It is as though we are retrieving and restoring pottery from the broken shards that are scattered throughout soil and dirt that has piled up over thousands of years.
In etymological terms: from the mounds of words we now use only superficial or surface meanings, words that have somehow lost their obvious connection with their original creators/users.

Isn't it neat that these fragment and shards, when we fit them together, show words that altogether represent a mosaic of existence as we experience it in its generalities as well as in its particulars?

The use of etymology enables us to find the original meaning of words as close as possible to the first use of those words in antiquity. It may help us to prevent and circumvent the vagaries of sloppy word use that so hamper clear communication and true understanding.

(1) From the Latin adulterare - to corrupt.Ad-ulterare: ad (to) + alterare (to alter).

No comments: