Sun, 21 July 2019




Consciousness is aware of consciousness

I go back to the binomial, in my opinion inseparable, of "layty and spirituality". If one relies on the meaning of the words established in encyclopedias and vocabularies, or in current usage, the original meaning is often lost. Each spoken language adapts to the changes, even instrumental, brought over the centuries by different cultures and religions.

According to me spirit means "synthesis between intelligence and conscience". And what are intelligence and conscience? Does not a man endowed with these virtues say that he has "spirit"? The "spirit" - therefore - is the sense of conscious presence.

What about the other word "lay" that as a result of the Christian manipulation has even completely changed meaning, from that of "person outside of any political and religious context" to that of "person belonging to a religion but not included in the priestly order".

Instrumentalization after instrumentalization the meaning of the words changes, takes the form that you want to give to get a "political" result .. but the original root remains and I would like to recover. Because there is no need to create neologisms where there are already appropriate terms, albeit distorted.

In this context I confirm that I am not a "believer" in any form, what I affirm is on the basis of my direct experience of existing and of being aware of it. It is not necessary for anyone to confirm it.We do not need to "believe" to say "I am", we know it without a doubt from ourselves. While to renounce the assumption of a faith or the lack of a faith we can not but use the term "creed" or "I do not believe".

It can be deduced that being and being simultaneously aware of it is natural and unequivocally true, while supporting something that has its foundation in thought, that is, in mental speculation, is only a process, a conceptualization.

I do not want to be difficult but it is obvious that no one will ever say "I believe that I exist or I believe to be aware", while for any other statement (or abstract or concrete thought form) will always use the term "I believe", in religion or in atheism or in anything else that you trust ...

"I am" is therefore the pure and simple truth and it is here to explain the possible reasons for this "being" since this explanatory procedure (or interpretation) is a mental gymnastics, a speculation, and is therefore questionable.

To say that consciousness is the result of the divine spark or the random path of matter that turns into life, let this investigation to the Sophists. While "I am" is the only incontrovertible fact that does not need to be tested or discussed. And it is on this basis that I want to stay. It makes no sense then to discuss the "ways" ... or the "hypotheses". I say this to silence and avoid any opposition to the reality of the contingent fact I have expressed regarding its own existence (and everyone with a clear mind may be aware of this).

This is the layty of the spirit. Spirituality does not belong to any religion; it is the true nature of man. The spirit is present in all that exists, it can not therefore be reached through a specific path, since it is already there even in the attempt to pursue it. Layty is the condition of absolute "freedom" from every constituted thought, be it ideological or religious. "Laikos", in Greek, means someone who is outside any social and religious context, or does not belong to any social or confessional system.When we talk about spiritual research we do not intend to pursue a codified path, a fideistic normative, a belonging to a creed; the spiritual seeker is simply the one who looks at himself, the one who recognizes the whole in himself and himself as the whole.

From this point of view spiritual research can be considered a strictly personal fact, so the true spiritual seeker is absolutely free, at the same time recognizing what is in him as present in everything else. Reconciling one's personal way with that of anyone else means knowing how to flow without obstructing, learning and transmitting without expecting, in short it means making peace with ourselves and with others.This absolute freedom also includes absolute love and respect, since there are no assumptions of pre-established positions and absolutist references to a specific path.

Lay spirituality is a way in which there can not be dogmas or religious indications. This is the way in which no path is followed. The path is completely absent, in secular spirituality what matters is the simple presence to oneself and this can not be a path but a simple attention to the state in which one is.

Consciousness is aware of consciousness.

Paolo D'Arpini


Date: 22 May 2018Author: Paolo D'Arpini


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