“Enlightenment is a destructive process.
It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth.
It’s seeing through the facade of pretense.
It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
While we tend to think of ENLIGHTENMENT as the ultimate consciousness attainment level, it isn’t necessarily a fun thing to experience firsthand. It might be a level of awareness and understanding beyond any recognized intelligence known to humankind, but achieving that level isn’t something to push too hard for nor to take too lightly.
When your personal perception shifts to a different way of viewing LIFE in general, or when you develop an alternative perspective on the events that transpire around you, then the context of how you view your own life can drastically shift as well.
That was a somewhat clumsy way of saying that once you cut through societal smokescreens and social norms, then you start seeing things—people, processes, events, situations, as they really are—not as others want you to see them. And when that ‘au naturel’ LIFE REVEAL suddenly occurs for you, it can be shocking or even disheartening, because many things that you once considered to be ‘unquestionable TRUTHs’ now become the subject of your mind’s numerous NEW questions.
This ‘TRUTH unveiling’ process can even be psychologically destabilizing because you are instantly realizing that some of the most basic foundations of your earliest comprehension were built either on the unintentional ignorance of others, or on their intentionally-misdirecting propaganda—which to me is far worse than simple ignorance because the intention is to manipulate others toward a goal of some sort.
So with Enlightenment, TRUTH will always be TRUTH, but fully recognizing this NEW perspective on it and not losing your mental faculties in the process, becomes the ultimate trick. That is the destructive power of Enlightenment as described above.
It’s a bit like that Paul Coelho quote listed a few posts ago— “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” ~ Paul Coelho
Sometimes it’s not so much about what you learn of LIFE, as it is about what you unlearn of LIFE to be able to recognize TRUTH when it finally does reveal itself to you.