The new movie, Lucy"with Scarlett Johansson, is the story of a young woman, who by a freak event, can use 100% of her brain. As a result she discovers the truth about the universe and existence. Don't get me wrong. This movie is very entertaining and you should absolutely go see it.
Besides the fact that someone who understood the totality of the universe probably would not run around killing people and causing freak car accidents, I was disappointed that it perpetuated the myth that enlightened people have no emotions and lose their connection with life.
This myth is one of the biggest reasons why people hold on to the devil they know, which is their current life, and don't go all the way into the unknown of spirit. To fully know yourself is to be fully connected to life because you are life. People use the term awakened because they feel completely aware and alive.
Throughout our lives, we have sort of mini awakenings. That moment when you figure something out and a light bulb goes on in your head and you now clearly see what was hidden from you. In that moment, the clarity makes you feel more alive and alert. I love the term, "ah ha moments" coined by Oprah Winfrey. The confidence that comes with an ah ha moment propels us forward in action. It gives us a place for a new beginning.
An awakening is a huge new beginning. It is an all encompassing ah ha moment. The aha is about everything around you. It is seeing everything clearly. Wonder comes back into life. Being awakened is to be fully human and to be fully spirit. It is not a denunciation of either one.
It is the ability to see your emotions and feelings for what they are and using them as instruments to experience life rather then letting them control life.
Did you see Lucy? What are your thoughts on it regarding spirituality and knowledge?