"SPIRITUAL AWAKENING Never forget the purpose of why you’re here. It is true in the Absolute Reality there is no purpose. The universe has no purpose for existing. You have no purpose for existing, in the Absolute Reality. But as long as you believe you are a body or a mind, then your purpose is to become no purpose. You spend your energy becoming nothing. But do not believe you’re nothing when you haven’t become nothing yet. Be honest with yourself. See where you’re coming from by the way you react to life situations every day. This will tell you where you are at, by the way you see yourself reacting to life’s predicaments. Life will present to you many predicaments, and it’s up to you to see these things in the right perspective: never to be frightened, never to believe anything is wrong, always to know, even though you believe you are a body, you are not alone. There is the Pure Awareness that is with you all the time, just awaiting your recognition, awaiting your understanding that you are not the body, that you are a spirit, called the Atman, Brahman, Absolute Reality. This is who you really are. This is your real nature. You’ve heard me talk on many occasions on the subject of love, compassion and humility. These three things are very important to understand. They have to be nurtured and developed. When you understand what love, compassion and humility really are, at that time you become a living embodiment of the truth, and the Self will pull your ego into the Heart center, and you will become liberated and free. When I speak to you of all these things, I’m referring to my own experiences. Therefore, do not take these things I say lightly, even though I tell you many times to not believe a word I say. It sounds like a contradiction, but it isn’t. You are not to believe anything I say, yet you are to reflect and ponder on the things I say at the same time. Try to become a living embodiment of the highest truth. When I had my spiritual awakening, I was fourteen years old. This body was sitting in a classroom taking a math test. And all of a sudden I felt myself expanding. I never left my body, which proves that the body never existed to begin with. I felt the body expanding, and a brilliant light began to come out of my heart. I happened to see this light in all directions. I had peripheral vision, and this light was really my Self. It was not my body and the light. There were not two. There was this light that became brighter and brighter and brighter, the light of a thousand suns. I thought I would be burnt to a crisp, but alas, I wasn’t. But this brilliant light, of which I was the center and also the circumference, expanded throughout the universe, and I was able to feel the planets, the stars, the galaxies, as myself. And this light shone so bright, yet it was beautiful, it was bliss, it was ineffable, indescribable. After a while the light began to fade away, and there was no darkness. There was just a place between light and darkness, the place beyond the light. You can call it the void, but it wasn’t just a void. It was this Pure Awareness I always talk about. I was aware that I Am That I Am. I was aware of the whole universe at the same time. There was no time, there was no space, there was just the “I-am”. Then everything began to return to normal, so to speak. I was able to feel and understand that all of the planets, the galaxies, the people, the trees, the flowers on this earth, everything, were myriads of energy, and I was in everything. I was the flower. I was the sky. I was the people. The ‘I’ was everything. Everything was the ‘I’. The word “I” encompassed the whole universe."
- Robert Adams (via oceanandwave)