Reply To: Return to Pure Being

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Lindsay Briner
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Hi Jennifer,

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

I like your description of pure consciousness. I am currently writing in my PhD coursework on the difference between self-actualization and self-transcendence in Abraham Maslow’s motivational hierarchy of needs model. Where a self-actualized person is fully aware and living in one’s core identity in a state of joyful flow. Then, when a person transitions into self-transcendence, they become realized to the interconnectedness of all life much beyond the self and into the entire universe — the ego identity is dismantled. The term self-transcendence is similar to what the Transcendental Meditation community refers to as pure consciousness, which is what you comment reminded me of in the first place,

“Pure consciousness is “pure” in the sense that it is free from the processes and contents of knowing. It is a state of “consciousness” in that the knower is conscious through the experience, and can, afterwards, describe it. The “content” of pure consciousness is self-awareness. In contrast, the contents of normal waking experiences are outer objects or inner thoughts and feelings. Pure consciousness is a direct experience of the natural structure of human experience.”

I believe these states of pure consciousness and transcendence is what Deepak means when he says nonlocal.

Much Love,

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