David Spero

Enlivened Self-Discovery, March 10, 2021

The path of enlightenment is not about anything else then knowing who and what you are, and therefore there has to be set up a prior level of confidence that gives you the strength to look into yourself so that whatever you see you can deal with it. You can learn to deal with doubt, fear, with your prior resolution to realize. Your resolution to realize, to self-realize, to come into liberation is what you hold to be your most ardent desire, your strongest desire, and therefore it keeps you riveted on a path toward self-knowledge. It’s that strength which allows you to look into yourself to see things like nothingness, fear, conflict, avoidance, pain, all these things that are difficult to live with, to face, and experience.

Enlightenment is not about really, some idyllic vision of loving some God that has saved you or that is going to give you so much love that you don’t know what to do with it. It’s about austere self-examination at times. At other times it’s about euphoric breakthroughs. Sometimes it’s about understanding fear and its nature. At other times it’s about being completely released from fear. But whatever this thing called enlightenment is, it’s not something at the end of some path. It’s the process itself that you’re engaging in. It’s the process, the enlivened process self-igniting that causes one to go deeper into oneself over a long period of time. And in that deepening there’s an exploration of the nature of the Self, the nature of knowledge, the nature of perception and experience. All of that comes into this very big topic. Once you talk about it like this, it’s very complex. It’s a vast process. At the same time because it begins and ends with you, it’s very simple. But if you’re going to create too much intellectuality around it, it’s going to be very hard. That’s why things like practices are recommended.

This is one form of practice, sitting with me. I believe it’s the best practice because it’s alive. It’s spontaneous. It’s coming right from the source. People can practice in other ways through meditation and other spiritual practices some of which are mental, others are devotional, others are physical, and so on. So, those practices keep you healthy. They keep you focused. They keep you absorbed passionately in the topic at hand which is who are you? what are you? where are you? Where are you? We say we’re in this world. Okay, let’s look at that. The world begins with your own thinking process, yes? So, then we have to look at that. If the world begins with your own thought process, then that’s where we have to begin. So, do we know what thinking is? These are things to consider. One cannot approach this dogmatically or mechanically in the sense that if I do this, then I’ll get that result. Even spiritual practices are to be done with love and devotion, not with mechanical striving, trying to move incrementally from point a to point b. Self-discovery happens spontaneously while you are treading the path. It is the path. Self-discovery is the path. What you see is for you to see. And I will help you do that if you give your whole attention and come authentically into this moment with me. I will work to do what I can on my end.


You may also like

Supra-Causal Comprehension, September 1, 2021
Transcription coming soon.
What You Are, October 30, 2009
The free flow of Bliss, which in turn can change into light, devotion or energy is spiritual transmission. I’m using the word “Bliss” here in a very general, universal sense, referring to that unspeakable quality that contains all three, that [...]
A Deep Secret, November 3, 2009
Participant 1: The Shakti feels especially strong to me…and the silence is there….It’s powerful. David: So, it must be that that whole happening is outside of individuality. It’s beyond knowledge. It’s in the Advaita Vedantic field, beyond [...]
Ungrasp From Realization, October 27, 2009
David: You’re realizing that you're in maya. That’s why it’s beginning to look dreamy because you’re in a dream. Participant 1: Hmm. David: So, the first thing that happens is you come into the recognition that you’re dreaming, which is what you [...]
Realization Is Existential, March 20, 2021
That’s a special phrase now, “the potency in understanding,” which is the potency of realization itself as you become conscious of it. So, you know that you know. You know that you know, not in an arrogant way but in a confident way, in the [...]
Melt Into Your Own Heart, February 24, 2021
But inside genuineness and caring, caring about yourself, caring about the world, caring about others, just caring, you find the ability to surrender. Caring is surrender. There’s no distinction between the two. If you don’t care, if you are out [...]
Everything Is Brahman, October 24, 2009
Participant 1: When God manifests, he manifests through…, David: she P1: she manifests through physics and chemistry and the world of form. David: Really? Tell us more. Participant 2: Can I say something from the Upanishads? David: I’m ready. [...]
Enlightenment isn’t for the “Me,” July 3, 2009
There is nothing personal in enlightenment. Enlightenment, we could say, is a vast emptiness, an impersonal backdrop and, certainly, does not destroy the function of the personality, or ego structure, or feelings, or bodily functioning.  But, it [...]
Why Is A Teaching Needed?, July 3, 2009
We all know that Consciousness is always there. If it's always there, why is a teaching needed? It's needed because it's so close and so obvious that you miss it and you have to be instructed on how to look. You have to be instructed on how to [...]
Divine-Intoxication Dissolves Separation, January 12, 2008
But the Bliss of yourself is so full of the nectar that you’re seeking. All it needs to do is rise in sufficient intensity so that it begins to drown the part of you that goes on functioning in separation. That separate part will begin to sip [...]
Indefatigable Energy, October 20, 2009
When I come here, and I come here again and again, this location and others, I’ve noticed an indefatigable energy that’s present. It’s not me. It’s not my energy. It comes with me. I find it awakening into me, through me, into everything. It’s [...]
Shakti Accomplishes the Self, October 16, 2009
By simply feeling this current of eternal Bliss that is manifesting right now, it will enlighten you. It has that potentiality. I’m not promising it. I’m just saying that it has that full potentiality within it that’s safe. And what it will do [...]

Page 1 of 18

Easy Grace

Easy Grace
Meditations on Love, Awakening and the Ecstatic Heart

Newly Released DVDs