Pete: I tried very hard not to write another email, but failed miserably, Ramji.
Since I realized I am awareness and not little Pete, I crack up randomly. The world, the little me, and everything appearing in it feels like a cartoon, at times even more unreal than a cartoon. I kid you not… it brings hysterical tears of laughter to my eyes. Additionally, what I am as awareness is reflected in everything I see.
That which illuminates little Pete makes all other things dance too. This recognition brings a neutral and natural love to everything, from an annoying human being to a dog, cat, stone or sound, THAT love for my self.
Attention/awareness plays with itself. All these objects are just vehicles and devices for the Divine to play around with.
See you soon.
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
— James Swartz