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What is Self-Realization?

by Michael Teh

Before embarking on a journey of self-discovery, you must know where your destination is. Hence, let us learn about what self-realization is and why is it essential for you to come to your own self-realization in this life.

“I came to realize that we are all made in the image of the Absolute, and the Absolute seek to evolve you to its perfection, with eternal love.”

Before we reach our objective of self-realization, it is essential to know what self-realization really is.

From my personal experience, it is a journey of us going inwards through the means of meditation where we go on a quest to seek the understanding and awareness of who we truly are. And as you go on this journey of self-discovery, you will realize that there are varied versions or potentials of your “SELF” whom you may choose to become according to both your Consciousness and Beingness, which also highly dependent on your own Mind and Emotions.

In my ultimate realization through meditation, you are the Absolute, and being completely still – like you are in a centre void of darkness, it is empty and nothing but pure awareness expressing itself. In other words, through the means of deep meditation, in a state of samadhi, you transcend the body and mind. This is where I realize that I AM not the body, nor the mind, but pure awareness expressing itself. In this state of being, I am completely still and emotionless. As I dive deeper and descend through the Nothingness, I realize that it is the Love that powers life and creations. In this state of being, I feel the eternal bliss, love, and light. As I dive deeper into the Love and Light, and contemplating on my life journeys, I can’t stop crying, the tears continually roll down my face, and I can’t do anything to stop them.

I feel extremely blessed with the Life experiences that bring forth not just wisdom and knowing, but extreme joy and blissfulness. In this state of being, I am extremely grateful for all that I am experiencing and learn to treasure all sentient and non-sentient beings including my family and friends.

While I was meditating at that point of awareness, I came to realize whatever I experienced in life has been just like being in a dream state of the true/real “SELF”. The true you, like in a sleeping state, while you are dreaming and experiencing life in this dimension. Finally, I came to realize that we are all made in the image of the Absolute, and the Absolute seeks to evolve you to its perfection, with eternal love. Through this realization, I have come to know that we are the Creator of our own lives and Master of our own destiny.

You may ask why self-realization is important for us, and the answer is that it enables us to bring forth the evolution of our body, mind and soul as well as awakening our innate potential that has been lying dormant in our DNA. At the same time, it will lead you to experience life of higher potentials – something you would not comprehend until you seek to understand and realize it or to have the intention to evolve together with it.

Having said that, this is not something you’re forced to do but it is your own decision as it lies in your free will to decide what you’d want in your own life experiences. My goal for you is to seek evolvement that would lead you to live a life of fulfilment, contentment and joy.

And if you would like to start developing self-realization, you must first seek the intention of self-discovery. Next, you must honour and affirm it daily with absolute faith and trust that you are going to discover your higher potential. Then, you must start practicing daily meditation.

And as you allow me to journey with you, through my guided meditation, yoga, or qigong practices as well as philosophical teaching, my aim is to ease your mind and bring forth an inner well-being of inner peace. Your True Self longs to communicate with you. To establish the connections, it is vital that our minds are trained to be still, and our beingness are in a state of peace, calm and harmony within.

As your self-realization journey begins, I’d highly encourage you to start writing a journal of your experience, questions you’d like to ask yourself and let the innate voice and wisdom guide you on your path.

Here are some tips to help you on your self-realization journey that I practice as well:

  1. I practice daily gratitude and positive affirmations.
  2. I practice daily prayer, and practice faith and trust to the LOVE of GOD, no matter what circumstances I am in.
  3. I practice patience and self-love through daily meditation and breathing exercises.
  4. I listen to calming music daily for my inner wellbeing.
  5. I read spiritual books, ancient Eastern teachings such as the Yoga Sutras, the Buddhism and Tao philosophy, and Western teachings through some of the verses from the Bible for self-references.

Through the meditation and practices, I mentioned above, they have helped me to come to my self-realization.

Having said that, I’d like to offer you this opportunity to allow me to journey with you in your quest towards self-realization. And if your answer is a yes, do get in touch with me via FB, IG or email hello@iammichaelteh.com.

Michael Teh, 11th July 2020.