A Clear Minded Focus



When you have a deep awareness/understanding of your mind (and body), where you understand all its dimensions, its limitations and its personality, you are finally in a place to have a “clear minded focus” on what you truly desire to experience in your life going forward – this clear minded focus is the culmination of your whole movement of becoming aware (or awakening from unconscious identification). In this place you are clearly knowing of the realities you want to experience and your being is entirely (100%) focused without any doubts, double-mindedness, uncertainties, vacillations, inferiority, guilt or ambiguities. I refer to this as phase 4, or the final phase, of awakening in my post – Awakening, transcendence and return of focus – basically, your journey from here on becomes about choosing what you want to experience and allowing it to happen. Of course, all physical manifestations take time to “condense”, but your clarity of focus allows this unfolding to be swift because you are no longer vacillating in your intent.

Clarity in the midst of options

This physical world is full of options when it comes to the experiences you can have, and these options keep expanding (the options you have now are far more than the options available 100 years back), and each option has a depth to explore. The more options that are available, the more likely the mind is to be confused, almost “overwhelmed” by the various choices available – it can be something as simple as the type of mobile phone that suits you, or as life changing as the type of relationship/career that suits you. In the absence of a deep “self realization”, without understanding the aspects of who you are as this physical body/mind and non-physical life energy, it’s very easy to be lost in this confusion which leads to a lot of stress, and allows for a sense of “meaninglessness” to creep in (which is nothing but the brain’s strategy to deny the conflict/confusion).

Self-realization allows for a clarity in the midst of all these options and choices. You start living life on your terms, rather than be swayed by the masses. You don’t subscribe to an option because everyone is subscribing to it, you take up an option purely as a conscious choice to experience that option. You are in a place of “full responsibility”, where you consciously choose the life you desire to experience rather than be dragged into a life situation for the sake of meeting expectations or fulfilling a societal norm. Such a clarity is not possible unless the power of awareness in you has become strong and stable, so that it can clearly see all the aspects of your human consciousness, of your body, of your mind and of your being. In this place you are quite “unshakeable” because you are not influenced by other minds, you are deeply in touch with your own “presence”, you are truly standing on your own two shoes, conscious of your power of deliberate creation – and your mind is very steady in its focus with respect to the reality it wants to manifest.

You choose what’s best for you

There is no global standard for success. Success is a personal thing, you define what success means to you. The definition of success is a place where you feel good about your reality – that’s all. There is no global standard for what feels good, because it’s not the external that makes you feel good but your “personal” perception that makes it so. It’s up to you to find out what is it that you want to experience, what type of reality you want to participate in.

Each mind is a world onto itself, because each mind has a unique way of perceiving this world – of course there is a common physical world out there (because we are part of one mind, one consciousness), but in truth, you see this world the way your mind sees it – so in that sense your world is personal to you. So “you” need to decide what you want to see, or experience and express – it’s totally your choice. It’s like choosing the food you want to eat at a huge buffet, you can either be overwhelmed about the plethora of cuisines showcased, and end up staying confused and frantic through out your lunch, or you can make some specific choices and focus on enjoying your lunch. What you choose to experience will keep changing as your realities keep changing, but at every point you will come to a clarity within yourself about what you want – you are no longer at the mercy of circumstances, you become a deliberate thinker or a deliberate focuser, where you focus only on the realities that you want for yourself.

There is no such thing as “one best lifestyle”, you define what’s your best lifestyle – it’s a totally personal thing. You can choose to live as a hermit in a small shack in Alaska or you can choose to live a glam filled life at Las Vegas, You can choose to enjoy a monogamous relationship in the institution of marriage or you can choose to live in an open relationship, you can choose to be a vegetarian or you can choose to lead a non-vegetarian life – as long as you are making a conscious choice, in full cognizance of “reality”, in total alignment with your mind’s natural make-up and your body’s natural proclivity, it’s all good.

There is a limitation of “time”, because your present body has a fixed duration of existence, and the choices you make will determine how spend this time – but if you get “flustered” and think you need to experience “everything” within this limited time, feeling that you are always missing out on something, you will mostly just end up living a restless life – some people do this in an unconscious way, where they have no steadiness in their life, they are just “loose”, restless and vague all the time. There is no “one best thing” in life, and all experiences are temporary/fleeting, this physical body eventually dissolves (so you, as the life stream, can start again in a new intention) – this physical life, it’s just a “journey”, there is no end point or final “achievement” to reach, the very deal of this journey is to enjoy the journey itself. Stop following others, stop following your gurus, stop following your friends, stop following your parents, stop following an outside mindset, and be a light onto yourself – find out what is it that you want for yourself, that’s a huge part of what self-realization really is. And you can’t come to this clarity without the power of awareness.

Doubts and meaninglessness indicate you don’t know who you are

If you are always doubtful about your choices, it’s a clear indication that you are not really sure of who you are. If you find life meaninglessness or boring, it’s a clear indication that you are confused within yourself about what you want to experience. Life is alive energy, it’s very dynamic and it’s a vibrant force, and if you don’t sense this essence of life in you, it just means you are bogged down by fears and inner conflicts which don’t allow you to experience your true self as this human form. Its one thing to sit in the caves of Himalayas out of a conscious choice and enjoy that experience, and it’s a totally different thing to “escape” into the caves of Himalayas in a bid to deny your physicality. You need to be honest with yourself if you are living in “denial” or if you are living in “deliberation”. Denial is a sign of unconsciousness and deliberation is a sign of conscious living.

When you have been living an unconscious life for a long time, it can take a few months, may be even a couple of years, once you start becoming aware, to gain a sense of clarity about what you want to experience in life and to be free of the doubts, conflicts and negativity in the mind that are suppressing this clarity in focus. As I mentioned, this clear minded focus comes as a culmination of your awakening from unconscious movement. The phase of “letting go” of the mind, is a precursor, to gaining this clarity – only when you let go of the mind, for a while, can all the limiting, and negative, conditioning/beliefs, that are not congruent with you, dissolve – in this place of freedom you can see clearly what your natural make-up is and thus you can start living the “ideal you”. Without first going through a phase of letting go of identification with the mind (which allows you to see through all the patterns that are not congruent with you), it’s quite impossible to come to this phase of clear minded focus. That’s why I call awakening as the process of “aligning with your natural expression as this physical form”, that’s what this process really is about – to live your fullness as this human being that you are in this present reality, this is how you do justice to the intent in life energy that created you.







35 Comments

  1. Alliswell

    Sen,
    What is your opinion on destiny?
    How does life plan out? Meaning is life already following its plan and it is preset? or being created daily?

    For example when someone dies, is the time of death already in the works at birth?

    1. Sen Post author

      All physical forms that get created, get created in an intention produced in life energy – nothing is created without an intention preceding it. The natural make-up of your brain, and certain natural conditioning in your body, gets created in this intention. So in this sense, the intention in life-stream that came forth in this expression as this physical body, creates certain boundaries (natural conditioning) in the body and these boundaries actually “can” give direction to your physical life, if you align with them. Everything physical comes with a “boundary”, only the non-physical is limitless. So in this sense, the natural make-up of your mind, and the conditioning in your body, are like your “destiny” – but it’s totally upto you whether you want to live aligned with it, and you have this choice on a moment to moment basis. When you are in alignment with the natural make-up of your mind you feel aligned, when you are disconnected from your natural-makeup you end up in incongruent realities. So basically, you have the choice to align with your life-stream or stay opposed to it – life is not “asserting” anything, and in this sense you are not forced to live any destiny, and the choices you make in this physical world ultimately decide the course of your life. However, when you are not aligned with the natural make-up of your mind, you don’t follow your natural calling, and hence there is always a sense of disconnection or suffering within.

      In fact, even the desires that you come up with are basically coming from these boundaries, or the natural make-up of your mind. So basically even the flavor of your desires are part of the destiny/intention in which you were born. So when you align with your desires, you are actually aligning with your life-stream, and in that sense living your destiny. Also, once you are physical, you can make choices based on your experience here, sometimes consciously sometimes unconsciously, so there is on such thing as a fixed “pre-scripted” life – it’s not like a pre-scripted game – it’s very dynamic and your choices here on the physical ultimately decide your experience. Sometimes life energy comes forth as some physical forms with an intention to die at a certain time, usually such a physical form is not endowed with a brain that has a capacity for “awakening” or awareness, to make any real “choice” – it’s just a like a machine that’s keyed up to move and stop. But if your brain has the capacity to be “conscious”, it can make deliberate choices. So it’s not “black and white”, where everything is “pre-scripted” – life is always happening in the Now, and your choices in the Now cause your life movement for the future.

  2. Alliswell

    How do you respond to “God’s Plan” then?

    1. Sen Post author

      The wholeness of life energy is essentially all there is, and that’s basically who we are – the one being or one consciousness, that moves into life streams based on its intention. So essentially, even though there is a body/mind that you identify with, in your essence you are wholeness of life – This life energy is what I would use the label “God” for, if anything – so in that sense who we are essentially is God. The intention of the life stream that created this body is what I would call the “plan”, and when you are in alignment with your natural make-up you stay aligned with your natural expression, intention, purpose or plan. However, you have the choice to stay opposed to your natural expression, this is what it means to stay opposed to your life-stream. Moreover, it’s not as if every moment of your life is “pre scripted”, your moment to moment experiences purely come from the choices you make – you can either be in resistance or in your wholeness. This is what I’d described in my previous reply.

  3. Alliswell

    Thanks Sen..

  4. soul

    dear sen,so does this mean our life is partially prescripted and partially dependent on the choices we make on a moment to moment basis?it’s a li’l confusing..

    1. Sen Post author

      An “intention” precedes creation, so each human body is created in a certain intention in the life-stream to express/experience itself. This intention creates the natural make-up of the brain and the body (the internal conditioning or natural conditioning, also narrowly called “Genetics” present in the DNA structure). So, in this sense the natural make-up of your mind, and the genetic coding in your body, is your destiny because you are born with it and it defines the intention that created you. However, once you are born you are also subject to “external conditioning” from the outside and from there it’s your choice whether you align with your natural make-up or if do things that are opposed to your natural expression – in this sense nothing is pre-scripted but determined by your choices here. You keep adding to the intention in your life-stream based on the “desires” that you come up with in your physical life (your true desires are also coming from the natural make-up of your mind). If you align with your natural make-up you easily live out the intention that created you plus you feel “joyful”, passionate and effortless in your movements because you are in alignment with your natural expression. If you stay mis-aligned it feels like a conflict within, and hence there is a sense of being lost. Also your moment to moment experience is determined by your choices in the moment, whether you are in alignment with your life-stream or if you are opposed to it – that’s your choice, because you can oppose your natural expression based on your external conditioning (fear-based conditioning or lack based conditioning). It’s just that when you move in opposition to your life-stream, it feels like a lot of strain and conflict.

  5. Rafael

    Sen, what is your view/ opinion on scientology?

    1. Sen Post author

      I’ve no idea what Scientology entails, or what it’s about, other than the fact that Tom Cruise is in on it – so I can’t really make any observations on it. Hopefully it teaches its followers to become more aware and understand their true nature as the creator of their life, and thus gives them an understanding to connect with their natural expression, or inner guidance – in which case it can be empowering. If on the other hand it gives them some new “conditioning” or boundaries, then it’s not serving any real purpose towards liberating the person and it would just be a means of shifting between belief systems.

  6. Dori Moody

    How can one line up with their desires if they don’t know what they desire?

    1. Sen Post author

      As I’ve mentioned in the post, clear mindedness (which basically about knowing what you truly desire to experience) arises once you fully understand your own mind, by letting go of all the limiting external conditioning that you’ve taken up from the society influence allow your growing years. The reason you don’t know what you want is because you are confused about who your natural make-up is as this human body, because of all the various external influences on your life. When you truly align with your own mind, and understand it for what it is, understanding all the dimensions in it, you will clearly know what are the realities you desire to experience. The bottom line is that we all desire “joy”, so what’s needed is to find out what brings joy to our mind, for this you need to understand your mind. The best way to do this is to bring awareness into the mind, by staying with yourself, spending time with yourself – if you keep distracting yourself by being lost in the outside world, you can never really find out who you really are and what you really desire from your present life as this physical body.

    2. Moodyeveryday

      Thank You

  7. soul

    i get it:)this means that we are all unique and its best to align with our unique life purpose/life stream and there is no need to be what we are not.no need to compete or compare,just being at peace with our real selves…thanks:)

  8. Anil Khanna

    Dear Sen, i really like your posts but i have below questions based on my below mentioned story, see if there is any way to heal my past.

    i am depressed i will say from starting of my life. i did my schooling from non quality school & i always had very low grades i can say i passed on points marks always.from starting i m feeling very depressed with inferirity complex, low self esteem & always having diff diff health related issue which is still i have & m taking antidepressant without any relief.now i stopped all medicines & life has become totally hell.

    1. i feel inferity complex because i hv done schooling from non quality school & curretly i m in circle where all of nearby frrnds are from good background of school & college.
    2. i had always low grades & i feel fear to submit my school certificates in any company or anywhere like for passport, for license for bank account etc.
    3 i always had diff diff health issue , sometime severe headche, ashthama prb, anxiety, stomach pain, body pain etc etc & m fed up with all these

    pls advice what should i do for all this.

    hope ur advice will help me

    Regards, Anil

    1. Sen Post author

      What’s important is that you start becoming awareness of the reality that you childhood and adolescent years are over, and you are full grown adult now. The mind can unconsciously keep carrying a “child identity” in it, looking at itself from the perspective of its childhood and gaining an identity from it – you cannot truly enjoy the freedom of your adulthood as long as you cling to your child identity. The inferiority complex that you feel is rooted in your identification with childhood behaviors, in a simple sense you are yet to come to terms with the reality that you’ve now become a grown up adult – frankly if someone judges you for your school grades, it just shows an incredible childishness, and immaturity, on their part. When you bring an clear awareness to these thoughts you will see the inherent silliness in them.

      You have a unique mind, with unique capabilities, aptitude and talent – as an adult, you can have the awareness to start understanding your mind and aligning with its natural make-up. You job is to just live your true potential, you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone or live anyone’s expectation of you – just move towards becoming the best version of who you are, through an alignment towards your joy, your passion. Stop looking at yourself in such a limiting manner, to judge yourself for the type of school you went to or the grades you got is the most incredibly limiting way to define yourself. So you were not good at academics, it’s no big deal, there are many successful men, and women, who did badly in school – if you didnot know Albert Einstein was so bad at school that he had to drop out, and his mother taught him at home – he is one of the most ground breaking physicist this date, when he was interviewed once about the source of his intelligence he said – “Everyone is actually a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will always feel stupid about itself” – what he meant was each of us has our unique talent, ability and potential, but if we start comparing ourselves to others, we will always feel bad about ourselves – be who you are, stop comparing yourself with others, live your originality. Your journey here is not to keep comparing yourself with others, but to know yourself and express who you really are, allowing your potential to come forth into this reality. A sword is big and mighty, but it still can’t do the job of a needle – each one of us is unique in our own way, and we have a place here in this life because we are born in the intention of life, you are worthy being just as you are. Stop trying to “improve” yourself through comparison, rather move towards aligning yourself with who you naturally are – this is what makes you powerful.

  9. Jel

    I can so relate to Anil in many ways- where circumstances are different, but traumatic childhood is the same. I have spent the last 20 years since my first depressive episode at 16 trying to understand myself and the world and how to live in it. It has taken me years & years of therapy and led me to question everything from anarchy to zen. It has been a long hard journey travelling through so much negativity.

    Three years ago, I give up a high paying but stressful job. I was burnt out and was still looking to the outside world for wholeness. This last 3 years have been more hellish than ever, as I have taken a very self-destructive path but at the same time seeking truth.

    Now I find myself in the ahh moments of understanding the nature of the mind, body and our life force. Your teachings have been of enormous help in clarifying this process. However I find myself in deep resistance to moving forward and aligning with my life-force. Instead of being grateful for the journey, the insights and awareness that is now emerging- I am angry, judgmental on all the huge mistakes I made on the way and so annoyed that I didn’t grasp these truths much earlier and saved myself from such pain and struggle. Any suggestions on moving on?

    1. Sen Post author

      If you see, your whole journey was been about struggling, be it in a job, or in your spiritual search. It’s only when you were totally exhausted, and burnt out, that you were able to surrender, and in one sense you kinda “let go” and relaxed due to exhaustion. When you let go, it allows an opportunity for your life-stream to start guiding you back to your alignment and natural expression, and this is one reason why you were able to come across some clear understandings of life in this place. You can look back and wonder why you kept struggling so much, or you can look at positively and realize that your struggles helped you understand all the things that “don’t work” for you, so that enables you now to have a “clear mind” and know what you really want from life and who you really are. This whole journey is about “self realization” and alignment, first you realize who you are (as this human form and as life energy) and then you start aligning with your human dimensions. I think you are present in the right place where you have the openness to finally allow yourself to be who you are, and thus come to your natural expression.

  10. Jel

    Sen – thank you so much for your response most helpful. What would you say is the difference between struggle and effort?

    1. Sen Post author

      Struggle is an effort based means of living where your actions are always coming from a place of fear, lack or misalignment with your natural makeup. When you are aligned with your natural expression, your actions always feel effortless, as if you are in a flow, because you have the momentum of your life-stream behind you.

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