This adds to our ongoing conversation on Enlightenment, including what life is like when it has ben months or years after you crossed over that threshold.
Householder Enlightenment does not come with support from a monastic order. There is no obvious lifestyle. So what does happen?
And what doesn’t?
JILL ERIN’s turn, with my minor edits, links, and headings.
I am very involved with the business community in my city. I am on a Board and I own a couple of commercial buildings and I am involved in the local political issues a lot. That is why I havent been as active here. I have always been a more immediate sort of person and take more interest in my immediate surroundings.
Enlightenment, for me, has made me more available and capable for what I am involved in locally in that I am detached completely from any ego needs. I do not take offense ever. I still have likes and dislikes and preferences, but those are of a personal nature and need no defense.
Life is easier, as David and Lara have expressed here at the blog. Life is easier because I trust myself and others and am able to act appropriately to the situation at hand. I am often surprised by the outcome and how it works out so easily and perfectly for all involved.
Enlightenment Can Mean “Nothing Special”
I also have a deep awareness that I am not special or privileged in any way from anyone else on earth.
For instance, I will suffer the same inconveniences of the economic hard times along with everyone else. It just doesnt rattle me. So, I would say that that is the only real edge Enlightenment gives me Peace in the midst of the storm.
Enlightenment Can Also Be Experienced as Love
I know that it is all about experience and the experiences we have are a perfect reflection of our desires. We are all trying to wake up and providing for each other every opportunity to do that. I am just playing my role in that in as consciously loving a way as I can. I know that we are all playing our roles in perfect love. Its just that we are not all AWARE that we are doing what we are doing from a place of perfect love.
There really is no place to go and nothing to do. It is just about Being. My body requires care and situations arise and I live them and watch it all and feel deep peace.