Suzanne Foxton has a wonderful new blog post on enlightenment, perception and practice:
There doesn’t need to be a subtle shift in perception for enlightenment; there doesn’t need to be any change at all. Change is impossible; whatever its face, eternity is always this. Enlightenment — awakening — is no more nor less than this, whether it’s before thought judges it or not; the judgmental thought is this, too. The endless moment is this, always this, no matter what the mind seems to be making of it. Awakening is ordinary, mundane existence, just as it’s always been, but very few minds will believe this.
There doesn’t need to be a deepening of present awareness. There doesn’t need to be more and more alpha waves, out-of body experiences, or the becoming of bliss and love itself. It can be about loving all, or falling in love with everybody, or frankly remaining a little wary. Although these apparent experiences may, indeed, occur, they are no less or no more this than anything else. This is all experience. Just as it always has been, is, and will be.
We’ve invited Suzanne to speak at The Gathering — I hope she agrees to come!