A Wise Teacher
Russel Williams writes in, Not I not Other than I, when we move from thoughts into feelings this allows us to tap our
consciousness. Consciousness is the be-all and end-all.
Consciousness is spirit. It only knows things through feeling whether it's rough, smooth or anything in between. Being fully conscious allows us to follow the source of our feelings.
The result of conflict between thought and feeling allows us to observe the nature of our suffering. It is thought that moves away from being truly conscious of things. Also being consumed with ideas creates more separation. Otherwise we think in terms of duality creating ego. The mind fragments and separates, “I think therefore I am ego or therefore I am.”
Mindfulness comes from the experience where the mind is empty of concepts providing a full experience. Emptiness educates us beyond our understanding because nothing has manifested. This is why were unable explain this nothingness to anybody.
If we go outside and see the stars we feel united within ourselves. We're not separating all that's between you and space. Space is consciousness and that's our nature which is consciousness.
When you're conscious you understand there's no death. Since death is only physical, the body is a prison we are stuck with until we die. You can reach a higher level of consciousness without come back to the physical. Death is a process which each of the senses channels quietly closing down. However it depends on how spiritually developed person may be.
Loving friendliness or metta recognizes peace. It is at the doorway that opens up to a warm homely feeling of belonging. Metta is like a Golden Light illuminating the whole area of all our energies.
As though you're doing two parts at once. One that is watching and the other one is doing. The doing part of you is the thought but the aspect that is observing is quite peaceful as Consciousness is. It's possible the consciousness itself is Purity. Purity is lost when we grab the things.
Wherever you are in the world you can connect with a sense of liberation. Freedom gives us a deep sense of peace and well-being.
Russell Williams is one of the most remarkable enlightened spiritual teachers of our time. After an early life of extreme hardship – leaving school at the age of 11, and becoming an orphan shortly afterwards – he underwent a spiritual awakening at the age of 29. Since the late 1950s, he has been a spiritual teacher, and is still actively teaching now, at the age of 94. Previously, Russell has avoided publicity and never published any writings or transcripts of his talks, preferring to work quietly with small groups. This is the first time any details of his teachings or of his life have appeared in print. This book is partly a record of his teachings, and partly also the story of his extraordinary life. Working with well-known spiritual author Steve Taylor – who has attended Russel’s meetings regularly since the 1990s – Russel has created a profound text which will surely become known as a classic of spiritual literature.