Excerpt About Recognition

Our Essential Nature is More Fundamental than Body, Heart and Mind
Recognizing presence teaches us a great deal about consciousness, soul and essence of soul. In this recognition, we can know ourselves in our fundamental mode of existence. We begin to see, perhaps for the first time, that what we are is more fundamental than all the content of our experience. We are more fundamental than our sensations, feelings, emotions, thoughts, images, symbols, ideas, concepts, and so on. We awaken to our essential nature, which is more fundamental and more basic than our body, heart, and mind. We experience the fabric that is ontologically fundamental, necessary for the existence of all that we have taken to be ourselves. We begin to recognize our real self, our soul. More precisely, by recognizing presence we become aware of the fundamental ground of the soul; we discover the inner fabric that holds all of our experience; we are enlightened to what we are beyond time and space.

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