Meditation academics speak about a silence inside us in between ideas, and inform us to consider our minds just like the display in a movie show. Our ideas and feelings seem on the display, however in between ideas, the display is our true nature, pure unconditioned consciousness. One other analogy is that our consciousness is the sky, and ideas are simply clouds showing in it. I’ve gotten a style of this, when my thoughts will get quiet throughout meditation (sitting or shifting), or spontaneously in nature, and it is vitally stress-free. This consciousness is totally nonjudgemental so it feels unconditionally loving. Yoga trainer Lilias Folan referred to as it the “witness inside that observes all the pieces and judges nothing”. I really feel I’m making progress in self-transformation after I can domesticate this sense. So I used to be joyful to come back throughout two books not too long ago that speak about it.
The primary is Silent Consciousness: The Revelation That Modifications Every little thing by meditation trainer Cynthia Overweg. This guide is stuffed with essays to provide us a really feel for what this consciousness seems like which I discovered inspirational. There are additionally some good workouts to expertise it which serve nicely for meditation.
The second is Consciousness Adventures: Discovering Your True Nature by Brian Tom O’Connor. He begins by telling us his personal story which is attention-grabbing as a result of it entails a nontraditional method to meditation. Brian was severely depressed and present process remedy. He tried numerous typical meditation methods however they didn’t work nicely for him. He got here up together with his personal “consciousness video games”, which have been imaginative methods to look at his personal consciousness and search for his true nature inside. He found that the extra he related to the silent consciousness past thought, the happier he turned. It seems his “video games” match right into a department of yoga philosophy that seeks to inquire inside to seek out out who we actually are past our day-to-day thoughts chatter. Well-known academics on this line embrace J. Krishnamurti and Sri Ramana Maharshi, who was identified for instructing us to relentlessly inquire “who am I?”, however we’ve got to appreciate that the reply can’t be ascertained intellectually. I had beforehand discovered any such method to be sort of dry and didn’t get far with it as a meditation approach. However Brian’s consciousness video games make it enjoyable.
I like to recommend each of those books. We want a break from our overactive and overstimulated on a regular basis minds.