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Time is a projection of the mind. (Psychological time) It does not exist, it is only an illusion. Both the past and future are created by thoughts.  Only the present exists and the present is not part of time but part of eternity. Past and present are both non-existential because we cannot live in a past or the future other than in our thoughts. The past is only a memory and the future is only imagination, both of them are constructs of the mind and are always being accessed from the present alone. The past is created because we cling to memory and the future is created because of desires to be fulfilled. The future is needed like a screen for the mind to project its desires. The truth is psychological time subordinates the present moment to the past or future by keeping us preoccupied to the memories of our past or to our plans for the future

In the present the mind has to disappear. Only if there is time can the mind survive. The more the time the mind has the more it can play around and make many desires and dreams and live in them. Time also helps the mind in another way – the pressure for change is lifted off as there is still time available for change. In this way the mind can remain the same. Postponing is the base for continuing in the same way. This is the deepest trick of the mind. The reason for postponing change is because you do not want to do it now. As long as time is available the possibility of postponing change is available and in the hope that what is difficult today will become easier tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes.

“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion” – Allan Watts. The thing that we have to realize is that the aim of the mind is always to keep us engaged with the past or the future. This results in us losing touch with reality.  Meditation is the way to disengage from the pull of the mind and to experience reality as it unfolds to us. Meditation is not about quieting, manipulating or focusing the mind. On the contrary it is to let the mind keep on doing its thing and instead of identifying with it to just be, knowingly, its awareness.

Consider the mind just like a train that entered the station. Do not get involved with the train. Let the train go where it is going. Let the thoughts do what they are conditioned to do. But don’t board the train. Don’t get on, even if you get on,  just step off.  You don’t even have to step off.  Be more like the platform than the passenger. You are that through which the train is flowing. It doesn’t matter where it’s going. Doesn’t matter where your thoughts are going, what they’re doing. They’re always doing one of two things: they are either going into the past or the future. Just let them go, let them make the journey, but you never take the journey with them.

That is meditation, just to know yourself as this ever-present, imperturbable light of awareness. That’s it. Just abide as that. When we know this we enter the timeless space of the eternal now and  begin to experience our reality..

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Awareness

 

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What is Love?

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Let’s try to approach this wordless love, this indescribable yet knowable non-thing, with all that we have…words.

For starters, it might be helpful to perform a little brain bypass. The mind’s idea of Love is a pile of data gathered and stored since our childhood. Ask it for info about Love and you receive an habitual, conditioned, cultural response. So let’s disrupt it a little and call love a new name. Let’s invent a new primary, sole source element and call it RK10 [Resonant Knowing 10].

RK10 cannot be conceived or learned, but is already known.
RK10 is not a feeling, but is always ” felt.”
RK10 cannot be given and cannot be withheld.
RK10 cannot be lost or found.
RK10 cannot be achieved because it is already.

RK10 has no past and no future. It is Now.
RK10 is always new, always familiar, like a perfume.
RK10 is substantial as a rock but has no mass or volume.
RK10 contains all that is, but cannot be contained.

RK10 has no qualities, but contains all qualities.
RK10 is infinite, but its expressions in cellular matter “die.”
RK10 is the primary and single source of all and everything.
RK10 is that which we all seek because it is what we are.

RK10 is our Self, the non-substance termed “ being.”
RK10 is this Reality of which we are made.
RK10 is the Truth that is neither within nor without.
RK10 is “you” but it is not personal.
RK10 is all things and no thing.
RK10 is not a word.

RK10 is happiness.
RK10 is still, silent, Peace.

RK10 is this, here, now.
RK10 is Love.

Nobody knows love
but the giver.

( Excerpted from ” FADING IN THE LIGHT” by James Waite)

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Awareness, Poems I like

 

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Reality

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“Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.

“Know all things to be like this:

As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has never moved.

Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.

Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts, and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.”

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2015 in Quotes

 

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