Outer vs Inner Awakening

So, awakening… what’s that?

To me it refers to two interdependent yet distinct processes. Inner and outer. One focused on the self, one’s inner landscape or spiritual life. The other focused on so-called consensus reality or one’s outer life: society, history, cosmology, philosophy, etc.

To “wake up” can mean undergoing one, the other, or both of these¬†processes. And sometimes they can be closely linked and/or mutually strengthening.

The Work of Byron Katie

The Work of Byron Katie is a dead-simple process for gaining greater self-awareness. And if taken seriously and deeply, self-realization. It is a meditation on discovering what is true. To discover the difference between your thoughts and reality. Surprisingly, the two are often not in congruence with one another. And this internal discord is the source of all suffering.

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