The point of recognition in its simplest form is when one stops living with illusion as one’s reality. The point of recognition is when you are aware of the illusion of life, and you do not try and make it ‘Real’. You respond to everything equal to the awareness that this – all of this, our reality – is only a program. An artificial reality that is not our home.
The point of recognition is when you are living within illusion, but you are not of it. That recognition carries you forward to the next point of recognition, and that is the question that so many ask: “I know this is not real, so what am I here to do?”
The question of what you are here to do has several things attached to it. We look for a purpose in our life because we are looking for more meaning; we are looking for a greater depth to the life we live – of course we are! We all require meaning to exist meaningfully. We all want to achieve something that matters most to us. To have no meaning is to have no hope, and I am here to tell you not only is there hope, there is a way home. There is a way to find meaning.
Wanting a sense of purpose comes from one of two places. It either comes from the need to capitalise on the self and make one’s illusionary reality even more illusionary, filling it with accolades, things and possessions, or the illusion of service to fulfil oneself. To fill in the empty space inside where loving awareness should be. So many people pursue this. That is not to say their personal perception of love is not the driving force in their pursuit, because to give love and share one’s energy of goodwill is beautiful thing. Often, however, when one believes the only way to find love it Is to give everything of yourself away in search of what sometimes seems so elusive … then sometimes, those with the biggest hearts often find themselves giving most of it away to others because they care so deeply about others, often to the detriment of themselves.
Whilst that is a commendable expression of outward love, it is not balanced with inward love. This selflessness does little to heal one’s own inner feeling of the void of love. The outer expression is often designed to compensate for that inner absence of love. The point of recognition risks becoming a need for a destiny or a purpose simply to fulfil one’s desire to be loved.
As much as that has merit for some, it is not a true endeavour of true purpose .. because it does not come from a centred point of awareness. It comes from a feeling of no-love. No-love is the absence of love in one’s awareness of yourself, and that only reinforces more illusion..
The second point of recognition for when one seeks to find their purpose, is something that initially can be seen as a paradox, until perhaps we explore what it actually means.
What is purpose? Purpose is a meaning for one’s existence. Purpose is a meaning for existence everywhere. For one to want to find a purpose means they want to be a part of ’the’ purpose of what this all means. The purpose of all existence everywhere. The yearning one feels towards this is because of the love they feel inside; the depth of meaning they know exists beyond the perception of life. They want to find their purpose in order to fulfil the inner awareness they feel happening as part of something far greater than themselves.
And so as we explore this a step further, let us ask why it is paradoxical. From the greater it is not, but from the lesser it is.
Once again, we asked the question as to why we want to find a purpose. We have just explored we want a purpose to be aware of the greater purpose of all things and to feel personally a part of it.
So who or what initiated ‘the’ purpose? If we are here within life and feel a need to be a part of a purpose, has something beyond us initiated that purpose? If so, then the purpose is not our own, but it is the purpose of a greater part of ourselves, from that ‘what’ we are beyond this illusion entirely. And so the point of recognition – the real and true point of recognition – comes when one is aware purpose is not their purpose alone. For it belongs to a greater awareness of energy. A greater mission, a greater plan. One does not have a purpose of their own; they have an intent to fulfil a part in a larger purpose. And whilst that translates into a personal purpose, the driving force of awareness behind the sense of a greater purpose is that one is aware they belong to something greater.
Therefore the point of recognition is the centre point of all things within one’s life within illusion. Therefore, the purpose of what is greater enters life, for life to then have purpose.
However, when the point of recognition is from the perspective of self alone a purpose of a greater nature will never be fulfilled. It will only ever be a directive of self. And whilst it may appease the sensibilities and the ego of one’s self and perhaps that of many others, perhaps even incorporating many good deeds, it will never align to the greater purpose.
Therefore the point of recognition driven by the self is always in the absence of the greater, based largely on the need to fulfil one’s own life.
And so we come to a decision. Just as we make decisions every day of our life. What is the point of recognition? What is our point of recognition – each one of us?
Is it a need to resolve our own personal issues through an exploration and exploitation of what we believe is most important to us? Of what gives us back that which we believe we need the most?
Or is our point of recognition a greater awareness where we are a part of something else? Where we belong to a greater plan, and allow that greater plan to translate into a life by listening inwardly, and to become the purpose given to us for our life… which brings us back to the centre point of this discussion, and that is: what is the point of recognition?
It is either the individual, separate life of oneself, or it is the light of all we are from beyond here.
One lives in illusion. One exists within illusion from beyond it.
Our Perception of our self versus the awareness of what we are, will determine whether we achieve the point of recognition.
Because, after all of the things we have just explored, there really is only one point recognition after all.
One is illusion. Only one is real.