"If you claim to be it, you are not." ~ Buddha "There is a definite obstacle, a definite reason why we cannot have consciousness as we are. The chief obstacle in the way of development is lying (ignorance, denial, arrogance, delusion, etc)... The chief obstacle to the attainment of self~consciousness is that we think we have it. One will never get self~consciousness (awakening, etc) so long as one believes that one has it... Truth
can be reached only in objective consciousness... For instance, we know nothing about ourselves, and we know that we know nothing, yet we never recognize or admit the fact; we never confess it even to ourselves, we act and think and speak as though we know who we are (a sure sign of unconsciousness). This is the origin, the beginning of lying.
When we understand this and follow this line, and when we try to connect this idea witth everything we think... say, do, etc, we will begin to remove the obstacles which lie on the way to consciousness." ~ P.D. Ouspensky, "The Fourth Way." #awakening #Truth #Spiritcenteredness #purepresence #deconditioning #selfstudy #genuinehumility #soulbuilding #removingobstacles #centerlesscenter #egofree #selfless #higherself #Oneness