When one awakens, life is lived in a way so it can be a benefit to others by uniquely sharing experiences verbally and silently from a base of love so others may learn from one’s past misgivings.
This is something that arose in me as I was investigating a problem with my daughters car. I wondered how the so called mystics of the past would have handled having a ordinary life with a job, a wife, children, a house, yard work, traffic, politics, health issues, daily living issues, and all the responsibility that goes along with this kind of life. It seems many of these mystics were loners who blurted out quotes as if they had forgotten, if they ever knew, what responsibilities go along with a life that the majority of people live.
I am curious as to how some of these people would have reacted dealing with the difficulties of life occurrences as they are today, using a real life example “if their child was using drugs and alcohol regularly'” How quick and easy would one be able to say, oh well there isn’t a self who exists? Or it’s not real, so just let it go, or any other saying that’s blurted out. Walk in one’s shoes to relate to one’s life, or be silent as opposed to allowing the noisy mind to be in control. Remain silent and keep people guessing, or open up one’s mouth and remove all doubt as to one’s ignorance.
No mind, no self, blah, blah, blah, for me the reality of my life is lived within the contents of what’s been revealed to me, no more, no less and that’s what I uniquely share with others. Although no message new, each one comes from a unique perspective. These responsibilities of daily living are distractions for most from what many of the past mystics conveyed throughout history, but the true value of any life is to awaken to what has been revealed and be with it as it is; which is to live in a imperfect world with imperfect people, who mostly aren’t awake, but are doing whatever it is that has been revealed to them as truth. There are as many situations as there are people in the world and they occur in life at any given time. Life changes in an instant and it happens without permission.
How an awakening relates to real life, is not where a person has no distractions, but how one goes beyond those distractions so they can assist others, not in an attached way, but in a way where sharing one’s own unique experiences can be beneficial to another person. It’s easy to just blurt out nonsense, for the sake of wanting to be all knowing, but the value of any life is in its connection to people, not in the made up nonsense that “I have answers and you don’t” or “I’m right so that means you’re not” It’s utter nonsense to just say things like everyone has the same mindset, but it’s done all the time.
It’s more important for me to live without thinking to much about what I’m thinking about, and to not make life into anything in particular, except in the sense of what I have experienced. And yes it’s me who experiences life and develops discipline so I can understand what needs to be done differently to break free from the chains of my Conditioned Mind and share these experiences to benefit others. If a life isn’t beneficial to others then where is it’s worth?