Do we know the words we are using?
// Relative, absolute, concept, believe...
Thank you to all the Beings that share their insights; amazing how many years it sometimes can take before things sink in:
Currently I am listening a lot to Roger Castillo and enjoy meditations from Rupert Spira. A deep thank you to Mooji and all the other uncounted dedicated and inspired souls; all animated by the same One Life Force, Love.
Overlooking The Obvious
It took me a long time to understand and feel this:
When you teach a child that a bird is named “bird”,
the child will never see the bird again.
Our thinking mind slips in and runs the show; if we are not effortlessly vigilant we might never notice what happens in our own mind, our own house, because it runs on auto-pilot:
Instead to experience Life, we only think concepts, and don't even notice the aliveness that wants to nourish us.
"For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.” ’
There is so much beauty, intelligence and wisdom surrounding us; but if we don't acknowledge and embrace its presence, it cannot operate in our affairs.
... the absence of hate.
There is a spiritual practice!
To spend time with yourself, free of effort, eagerness or strain.
To simply be aware of Awareness, to naturally Be.
... prior to thought
Thinking mind = caused by the psychological entity we believe ourself to be.
... resting outside the thinking mind...
Working mind = practical, necessary.
Why do we think so much, or maybe just poorly?
Why are we so busy and not really happy?
We all seem to have so much stuff in our thinking mind that doesn't really serve a productive and loving purpose: second-hand knowledge, hear-say, hopes and assumptions we collected over the years.
We maybe never learned how to clutter-bust, examine and test what is true, useful and valuable, or just a drag.
// please excuse the mess...
this website is a work in progress... learning by doing.
"the traditions of men"
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men— the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
Don't believe me, but explore and discover for yourself.
It is easy to have opinions, to make a strong point, or just to run away... but what is more significant?
What do I really want?
The answer is not in the thinking mind, but thinking can help us to see and to be increasingly aware how we create our own suffering, unknowingly.
April 7th, 2020, 1:42 PM, time to stop. Maybe nobody will ever read this, but I feel good about it (-; as a way to learn to reflect, to be open, to discover my own blindspots and arrogance.
I hope I am not scaring you away by referring to the Bible!
It can easily feel dark, sticky and confusing, but with a little patience we can discover many precious spiritual vitamins in it.
The 'trick' for me is honesty and curiosity: what do the words really mean? What am I looking for?
For me 'scripture' is not about believe or hope, right and wrong, but to explore and learn more about our human-nature, about my own mind, thinking, feeling.
From my perspective scripture is intended to be a tool, to rediscover my natural state -- the Bible calls it kingdom.
In regard to "the traditions of men" I see it also as a reference to our own thinking mind: our cultural and personal conditioning.
... continuous peace of mind. Independent from circumstances.
... freedom from believe, from suffering.
Psychological ... suffering is attitudinal
guilt, blame, pride
worry + anxiety
expectations + attachment to outcome
Pleasure / Pain
Biological ... circumstantial.
... We turn concepts into believes and invest our self-image in it.
Opposing believes are perceived as a threat towards our erroneous self-image.
Not in time.
Not moving through time.
Eternity is Consciousness.
Time is what Consciousness looks like when refracted through thinking.
The finite mind cannot make sense of Reality, it cannot know Reality.
All thought and perception is limited.