In moments when you have become aware of a higher other consciousness, you can easily
imagine that the response to it might be fear. It is part of the human condition that an element
of fear is transcended because we know that to open our heart to this greater consciousness
is to know simultaneously that it knows us and its knowledge is love.
Our self-knowledge is humbling because God's presence teaches us that He loves and
knows us more deeply than a human consciousness can love or know itself. The opening
of consciousness to God is both knowledge of God and of ourselves. We can do it because
we have been empowered to do it through the consciousness of Jesus. His consciousness is
so totally open to the Father that it is one with him, and when in silence we know his human
consciousness dwelling in ours, we are awakened by his love.
-Laurence Freeman: Light Within: The Inner Path Of Meditation.
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