A few days ago, corresponding with an old friend, we were comparing inventories with regard to the notions of enlightenment. Not surprisingly, her list and mine were virtually identical in many respects. With that said, here's some of a list I compiled a couple of years ago. When I dug it out of the mothballs of cyberspace, I was somewhat surprised to find that not much has changed in those 2 years, so it would seem that "awakening" does appear to be a state-of-mind/being that, once achieved, doesn't change very much, other than to expand from its own foundation.
1. I walk through life now looking more at the scenery than the inhabitants - i.e., on long drives I am focused on the mountains, the weather, thoughts of the infinite, which leads to...
2. The human world has lost all meaning, if it ever had any.
4. All "causes" have lost all meaning, with the exception of what I do personally and individually. I would rescue a lost kitten if it crossed my path, for example, but I would not go out and join causes as I might have done in the past.
5. I used to think I could get through to people if only I could explain myself better. This was a demon w/ my MIL in particular. Now, I no longer care if they "get me" or not. A sub-category of this observation would be... no one really cares and no one is really listening. Anyone who says otherwise is probably trying to sell you something.
7. I marvel at the ignorance of humans. Particularly as it relates to religion. They are content to believe in God(s), but take no interest in matters of their own spirit.
8. Prior to enlightenment, I always believed it would result in a state of well-being and a perpetual smile. Not so. I am still the same person, just more disconnected from the hive. No perpetual bliss, no eternal torment. Just a different manner of looking at the world through the same eyes. Clarity without any great need to fix anything.
9. Nothing really matters, but everything is significant.
10. The flaw in the human program is that the program itself is utterly flawed. This especially pertains to mortality. By the time we are old enough or wise enough to receive "enlightenment", we are closer to the end than to the beginning.
I'm sure there are other observations could make, but... see #2 above.
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