Living in Pure Awareness


by Remez Sasson –

Nowadays, there is so much talk about Self Realization, enlightenment and freedom. We hear and read about thoughts, the mind, concentration, meditation and inner growth techniques. People search, read, study and wander about to find the answer to their true identity and the reason they are here. Throughout the ages this movement has been going on. How many of all the seekers have found what they are looking for?

All are looking for something. There is someone seeking and looking for someone or something else. It is as if you are searching for your eyeglasses whilst you are wearing them. All you have to do is look at the mirror in order to find them.

The one who is searching is the subject and object. The seeker is the sought. Pay attention to your consciousness and you have found yourself. Feel your Being. It is easy. You do not have to search for anything. What you are seeking is inside you, no, it is you. It is not the body, feelings or thoughts. It is the feeling of Being, of Awareness. An explanation will now be given.

A thought comes to our mind and then another replaces it. It is a very fast process and we are usually not aware of it. When we develop a strong concentration by pursuing a suitable training course, we becomes more conscious of the thoughts and their coming and going. The mind gradually entertains fewer thoughts per minute. Under these conditions we become aware that there is an interval between one thought and the other. It may be just a second or a split second of quietude. There are no thoughts, there is emptiness, but it is also fullness. At this moment we just exist. We are in pure awareness.

We also experience this interval without thoughts upon waking from sleep and also a moment before falling asleep. We are usually dimly conscious of it, as we are not trained to discern it. If you try to pay attention to this moment of consciousness with no thoughts, in time it is possible become more and more aware of this state.


At the time before falling asleep and losing consciousness, thoughts and identity are dropped away, and there is no consciousness of the ego and the environment. The same thing happens immediately upon waking up, before becoming conscious of the identity as body, feelings, thoughts and ego. This is a time of non-identification, when we just exist, not as this or that but just as Pure Existence.

This consciousness emerges when watching a beautiful sunset, or a beautiful painting for example. At a time when fear or worries drop down, you may experience this feeling again. When you are engrossed in some interesting absorbing activity you lose consciousness of yourself, but later when you think about it, you remember that you were aware of yourself but in a different way.

You say, “I walk”, “I talk”, “I eat”, “I work”, “I think”, “I feel”, etc’. Drop the verb “walk”, “talk”, “think”, “feel” etc, and what remains? Just the “I”. You might find it strange just to say “I”, with no additions or descriptions. It is possible just to BE, to be the “I”, without any attached actions or descriptions. There are those who are living constantly in this state of Pure Awareness. It is not a distant inner state. It is your and everyone’s natural state, and it is the mind that says otherwise.


There is no reason to spend time and energy seeking some illusory “something”. All one has to do is remain quiet, calm the mind and experience and feel the quietude within. to feel that one is this quietude. Not that there is “me” and there is “quietude” but that there is just this immense, limitless quietude.

When in deep sleep we are not conscious of something in particular, and there are no thoughts, feelings, worries, or desires. There is nothing, but yet we exist. It seems like a state of nothingness, but it is more a state of “clean awareness”. Upon awakening up we remember that we experienced “nothingness” in our sleep. We had an experience and therefore there was no total unconsciousness. The experience was of “nothing”, nothing in particular. We experienced emptiness. Such experiences might give you an idea of what it is to experience the feeling of “Being”, without thoughts.

People enjoy deep sleep with no dreams. In this state we exist without the usual ordinary consciousness. Getting consciously and willingly into this state we are talking about, is different from sleep. The quietude, lack of thoughts and emptiness experienced may be the same, but it is full of light, happiness and power.

We can develop the ability to be aware and feel our “sense of Being”. When we do not identify with or get absorbed in our thoughts and ego, we live in pure awareness. These are lucid, real experiences for the people who manage to live in them. The way is open for everyone. All we have to do is to open our eyes and enter the path to pure awareness, which is actually “Self-rediscovery”.


Who Controls Your Mind?

by Remez Sasson

Few people are aware of the thoughts that pass through their minds. Thinking is performed like a habit, in an automatic manner. If the thoughts are positive, then it is all right, but if they are negative, they may cause trouble.

The mind is like small child, who accepts and takes for granted whatever it sees or hears, without judgment and without considering the consequences. If you let your mind behave as it likes and give it complete freedom, you lose your freedom.

We are constantly flooded with thoughts, ideas and information coming through the five senses, other people, the newspapers and TV. These thoughts, ideas and information penetrate the mind whether we are aware of this process or not.

This outside flow influences our behavior and reactions. It influences the way we think, our preferences, likes and dislikes. This means that we let outside powers shape our lives. So where is freedom?

Most people think and believe that their thoughts originate from them, but have they ever stopped and considered whether their thoughts, desires, likes and dislikes are really theirs? Maybe they are outside influences that they have unconsciously accepted?

If there is no filter to process the thoughts that enter the mind, there is no freedom. Then all actions are like the actions of a puppet on a string, though no one will admit it. You may object and say that the thoughts that pass through your mind are yours, but are they? Have you deliberately and attentively created every thought that entered your mind?

Why let outside influences control your mind and life? Why be a slave to other people’s thoughts? Do you want to make your mind free or do you prefer to enslave it to other people’s opinions and thoughts? If you leave your mind open to every thought that passes by, you put our life in other people’s hands, and without realizing it you accept their thoughts and act in accordance with them.

Each person is more susceptible to certain kind of thoughts than others. Certain thoughts and ideas we ignore, and others spur us to immediate action. Thoughts concerning subjects we love have more power on us than other thoughts, but even thoughts and ideas that we don’t care about, if we are frequently exposed to them, eventually sink into the subconscious mind and influence us.

Everyone has desires, ambitions and dreams that he or she may foster from childhood. They may be the thoughts of parents, teachers and friends, and which have lodged into our minds, and are carried around throughout our lives. Are they necessary? Do we need all this excessive baggage?

In order to reduce the power of outside influences and thoughts on your life, you need to be aware of the thoughts and desires that enter your mind, and ask yourself whether you really like them, and are willing to accept them into your life. Analyze your motives and actions, and you will be surprised to find out that many of them were triggered by outside influences.

You do not have to accept each and every thought, idea or information. Think and find out whether you entertain certain thoughts because you decided to do so, or because they just popped into your head due to outside influences.

Learn not to accept every thought that you encounter. Find first whether it is for your own good to follow it. It may not be so easy at the start, because the mind will revolt against this control. If you want to be the master of your mind and life, you should not let other people’s thoughts, desires and motives rule your life, unless you consciously choose so.

How to Be Positive

by Remez Sasson –

People often wonder how to be positive in their thoughts and actions, especially when they are unhappy and unsatisfied, or when life is difficult and tough. They even find it hard to be positive when things go well. Most of them don’t know how to be positive and what they need to do. Like every other subject, the know-how of how to be positive can be learned and the skill developed. It is all a matter of attitude and thinking, both of which can be changed.

If we keeping thinking the same thoughts, they will eventually tend to manifest in our world. This means that if we desire good results we have to be careful of what we think. We have to stay and think positive.

Begin by becoming aware of your thoughts, and exchanging your negative thoughts with positive ones. Substitute negativity for being positive, thoughts about poverty with thoughts about wealth, ignorance with understanding, disharmony with harmony and lack of freedom with freedom. Start saying, “I can”, “I am able” and “it is possible”.

It is our mind that creates the kind of life we live. If we think positively we will transform our life accordingly. Everything starts from within, from the most simple action to the greatest achievement. We cannot always have control over our external circumstances, but we can control our inner world of thoughts, where everything starts. We can’t always control our outer universe, but we can, with some effort, control our inner universe.

You are unhappy and negative because of how you think, but you can change the way you think. With a little work and effort you can change how you think, and this will you automatically change your attitude, expectations, actions and reactions, which will lead to more motivation, happiness and improved life.

How to be positive:

Focus on what you want, not on what you do not want.

Focus your mind on the good things you already have in your life. If you focus on them, these good things will increase in your life.

Do not fill your mind with thoughts of lack. Think and believe that you already have abundance, success, love and happiness.

Learn to feel, think and even act, as if you are already living the life you visualize. If you can feel, think and act consistently in this way, you will become happier, and will attract new opportunities into your life.

Think about what you want, create a picture of it in your mind, and make it very clear and precise. Hold it there and focus on it in a positive way, until it becomes a reality in your life.

Always tell yourself, “I can”, “I am able”, “I can do it”, “I am a positive person”.

Often, during the day, repeat positive affirmations about what you want. Do so with faith, feelings, intention and focus.

Look for the good in every situation. There is always something good, or at least something useful to learn, even in difficult or unpleasant situations.

Follow your positive thoughts with positive actions.

Always focus your mind on the full half of the cup, not on the empty half.

Do your best to reject negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts.

Be aware of your company. Choose to be around positive people.

Read about other people’s success. Read things that inspire you and make you feel good.

Focus your mind on how to be positive and you will discover more ways to be so.

We get what we expect to get, therefore, begin right now to expect the very best of everything that this world has to offer – and wish the same for everyone else. There is plenty of everything in the Universe for everyone, and the Universe can create more of the good things for everyone. Don’t think lack, think abundance, for you and for everyone.