- realising the limits of the five sense reality
- mindfulness/being in the now
- love (compassion, forgiveness, compassion, courage, trust, acceptance), loving others as myself, loving myself as all.
Studying kabbalah made me acutely and painfully aware of my ego and how it operates to fulfill its needs. Neuroscience showed me the power of the mind and made me acutely aware of how I create my own reality through what I give attention to. Awakening has made me more acutely aware of how my conditioned self operates and causes me unnecessary suffering. These things were always there but I am conscious of them now, I observe them.
I am discovering how much I prefer experience as a learning tool although I find much nourishment and signposts in what others say and write. I friend told me about the Buddhist concept of "pointing at the moon":