Can the essence and the fundamental feature of the universe be experienced by human beings? Would we if we could? Can something special be discovered behind the barrier of language?
The goal is to be able to let our ego (our choosing and figuring utility) dissolve by stilling language and then to experience in this stillness what we are: a very complex bundle of creativity and awareness which can sense its own being and its belonging to the universe directly.
What would the experience be? Many records exist which describe the experience. The oldest of these records appear in the writings of religious philosophical sages born in India and the far east.
These descriptions attempt to describe the experience of not feeling separate from everything but being a fully participating part of everything along with a feeling of the vastness of the universe which can overwhelm along with the feeling of never being alone again. Knowing we belong will never change because our connection is real and physical. Looking at our bodies and then out into the world and then up at the stars and seeing nothing but our selves is a treat.
We are babes of the universe like all of life and everything else. Is fire for making light? And water for making life? And rocks for walking? And air for breathing? We are perfectly adapted to this earth. Can we make life better for us and our fellow living things? What can influence us?
What is the universe’s essence, its fundamental feature? The sages call it the mystery. They imagine it to be a vast expanse of creativity and awareness which cannot be put into words but can be experienced because we humans are actual parts of it. And they continue…
Experiencing it isn’t easy because we are trapped in a wonderful and powerful language habit. And if this is so, you might ask how does one go about experiencing the mystery?
The sages say to adventure into relaxation by learning how to stop the constant flow of language, and then make it a daily practice, and while practicing, you’ll naturally get better and better at noticing expectations, wishes, regrets, etc. as they come up, and each time thoughts come up, one can thank them for their good intentions and wish them a good but short stay and then travel again the usual way to the stillness within.
into relaxation by
Learning how to stop the constant flow of language &
making it a daily practice &
noticing fully the waves of thoughts &
thanking them for their good intentions &
wishing them a good but short stay &
going again the usual way
to the stillness
The viability of meditation is no longer in question scientifically. Meditation is recommended by psychologists and psychiatrists as a relaxant and an aid to positive thinking.
The affects of meditation are real and are always available and are good for us, and it’s possible for meditation to lead a person to a full dose of completion and meaning. So,…?