To me, a condition is anything that delineates, limits or defines. So for example a conditioned appreciation is an appreciation that has limits or definitions. For instance, one might say, "I appreciate my dog so much." This appreciation is a conditioned appreciation because it is appreciation for MY dog and not all dogs. Truly unconditioned appreciation encompasses all that is, ever was and ever will be. It is total and truly beyond any accurate definition. The words I used here to "define" unconditioned are only indicators and do not represent the reality of "unconditioned" because true unconditioned is beyond words, but in order to get us heading towards the unconditioned (on this forum), words are the only tools I have.
The true you, or what I refer to as Isness or Beingness, is entirely beyond the mind's capacity to grasp or define, but it can be inspirienced (my word for any unconditioned experience). So since the true you is beyond the definitions, associations and limitations that currently exist to form your sense of you, the true you is actually unconditioned and therefore whole.
There are tools such (as meditation) that can help us feel and inspirience the unconditioned, which is to say to realize the true you, and it is through such tools that I guide students to the unconditioned in my physical classes. I generally advise practicing meditation as a part of the initial unfoldment process. Just be sure that the meditation process is very simple and dynamic (which is to say not sedentary for long).
Once we begin to consistently inspirience the unconditioned then the next step is to begin challenging the depth and stability of the unconditioned under pressure. Maybe we can sit in unconditioned awareness and appreciation, but can we move and remain unconditioned, or do we collapse back into the smallness of our name and linear perspective of the world, our sense of otherness, our conditioning?
Being aware that we can, through our intent, attitude and choice, test the depth of our current ability to relax into the unconditioned at any time is a vital step in the process of spiritual unfoldment. But if we are doing it wisely, we will do it in baby-steps daily, working up to more and more challenging situations carefully. Eventually, we will be able to stand in the face of real bodily danger in the unconditioned, full of love, appreciation and presence with no fear, able to move and respond fully through grace.
It is a tremendous help to have a simple and powerful tool such as the meditation method which I teach, that helps us to inspirience the unconditioned practically, and once we have such a tool, we can begin to apply the inspirience to our daily lives. The stresses of daily life carry all that we need initially to root into the unconditioned, to test it out and gain the practical inspirience that fuels the process.
Bear in mind always that any true path to spiritual unfoldment is simple and flows towards the unconditioned. It is not about idealism, philosophy, religious sentiment or any other form delineation, association, or limitation as all of these things are creations of the mind. The true you cannot be created or changed in anyway. Once the individual has had sufficient inspirience, there will be no debating on this point, but for those who have not inspirienced sufficiently, the desire to define the undefinable will be strong. Just relax and notice this tendency if and when it happens. It will wear itself out in due course. This is what allows for the inspirience of unconditioned love.
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