Journey to Center
Journey to Center; The Road to Awareness
The Journey to Center begins with a single step. It begins with the realization that there is more to life than meets the eye; more to reality than the surface on which you have, until this point, lived your life. Once this realization hits you it is as if the process of awakening takes on a life of its own.
Beliefs, dreams, rationalizations; all of them start falling by the wayside as you begin experiencing reality for yourself and are able to replace supposition with knowing.
A Hard Road to Travel
The process of awakening is disturbing in more ways than one, for not only do long held beliefs and dreams begin dropping away like leaves off of an autumn tree, but everything you have ever come to rely on; everything on which you have built your definition of self; every relationship, every religious tradition, every fact that you were taught in school as truth; everything that has defined the way you view the world and on which you have laid the foundations of your very being; one at a time they all get yanked out from under your feet and exposed to the unforgiving light of experience, showing themup for the illusions that they are.
And you are left with nothing.
Nothing but yourself.
Nothing but your soul.
And the loneliness and the emptiness that comes with knowing that everything you thought was truth was just another illusion will threaten to crush you. And it is only then that you will discover just how strong you really are, for it is at your lowest; when you have lost all connection to everything that you ever thought that you were; that you will come face to face with the beast that resides at the heart of the Labyrinth; the Minotaur that devours the hearts of men, and in facing him down you will discover the true strength of your soul.
Facing the Minotaur is not something that can be done while clinging to illusions. Dispelling them is what the Journey to Center is all about, and while it is a journey that must be undertaken by each person individually, there are some readings; some websites that I have found (and listed below) that have helped me on my own journey, and perhaps they will be of help to you too as you undertakeyour own Journey to Center.
This ten part YouTube series produced by the BBC that explores the significant explorations of a series of discoveries; questions asked by some of the most brilliant minds of all times, and how what they discovered can change the way we view the world and everything around us.
Where else can you get information as diverse as metaphysics, matrix philosophy, scientific theory and alien speculation? Montalk.net is a treasure trove of information that will keep you glued to the screen for hours
The Celestine Prophecy series by James Redfield has gone far to changing the way that thousands of people view reality. The Celestine Prophecy Gateway is an online community that explores the ideas behind Redfield’s best-selling books and looks into how they can be applied in everyday life.
The 14th Dali Lama has dedicated his life to bringing the Buddhist message of tolerance and compassion to everyone willing to listen. His messages and teachings (many of which are listed on this site) make for intriguing reading.
This website is like a breath of fresh air. You can create a homepage tailor made to where you are on your own road to discovery. Best of all, you can sign up for personalized “notes from the universe” which are sent to your email inbox every workday; a great way to start a new morning.
Video interviews on consciousness, enlightenment, human potential, spiritual enlightenment, human potential, personal development, and social responsibility
Only the largest source of online sacred texts available. If someone, somewhere uses it as a religious text, you will find it here.
Journal of Spiritual Awakening with texts and teachings on a wide variety of subjects.
Eastern Wisdom for Body, Mind and Soul
A Website dedicated to helping those of differing religious faiths find a common ground. Excellent resources and information.