Consciousness is not passive. Consciousness is active. In fact, consciousness right now is actively running your life. Your consciousness is making you healthy, making you sick, making you wealthy, making your poor, making you young, making you old.
We are not just passively observing what is going on in our lives. We are actively creating the events of our lives through our own consciousness, our own reducing valves, our own history, our own personality, our own character, our own disposition, our own temperament, our own nature.
Our innate identity (also called Consciousness) underlies our personal nature. Underlies our personal nurture. The consciousness of being (existence, life) itself has no reducing valves, history, personality, character, disposition, temperament or nurture.
Our innate identity is Nature itself. Beyond biology. Beyond evolution. Without beginning. Without end.
Actively pushing through in whatever way it can. With whatever opening it can find. Our lives are painful when we resist the pushing.
“Breathe. Breathe. Breathe,” they tell expectant mothers. So:
“Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.”