while reading Byron Katie's book A Thousand Names for Joy last night, (which is the first time I have read any of her material) I discovered that she teaches separation from thought is what brings peace and presence.
This reminded me a lot of Eckhart Tolle and how he emphasizes being present and how thoughts have very little to do with the present moment.
Is enlightenment simply non attachment from thoughts?
The ability to simply be aware of these arising thoughts, but have nothing more to do with them?
If so, then case closed. No need to read anything further. Just simply practice that for your life and see where it takes you.
But I truly believe that "enlightenment" isn't nearly as complicated as some people seem to think it is. Also, I don't believe it needs to be chased for decades.
So what do you all think of this enlightenment definition?
I'd love to get some wonderful replies to this.
Thanks for your time and as I type this I want to say..
Don't think about this post. Simply observe the words that you are reading and look inward to observe how you feel reading that enlightenment is simply being non attached from the thoughts that arise.
How does that feel?
Type that below.
Jared James : D