Life is an expression of joy. If we see this vibration in the stars, in the galaxies that surround humanity, then we understand that this joy goes beyond the personal that the mind tries to grab onto, so that it has something to understand, and rather expands to a space that is unknown. This simplicity of focus means that whenever the complication of the mind comes into your experience, all you have to do is remind yourself to go back to that space of simplicity, remind yourself to go back to that space of joy, remind yourself by remembering an aspect of this joy. For example, the beauty of the light that shines when you look at the stars at night. The beauty of this light that goes beyond an understanding that can be put into words – it’s an experience that is uplifting.
When you remember the joy that is the potential of all life, that is present to everything and everyone, then the mind comes back to remembering how to focus on more than the ego talk that happens when we are caught up in the mundane, material, everyday world. This is not bad for a little while, but it doesn’t bring the deep joy that we all seek. If we come back to that simplicity, if we come back to that beauty, then we transform our mind, so our mind expands to a space where we can begin to see the light not just outside, but also on the inside. The stars are beautiful, the light of the stars that shine and remind us of beauty is a wonderful aspect of nature, but then we begin to see the vibration of light within our own mind.
This is an alchemical process that is very, very easy to experience once we allow for that space to be much more real, once we honour that space in a much more real way.
So when you’re able to do this, and I’ll show you how shortly, what happens is that this light, the inner light that is a vibration, that is the same vibration as sound, that is the same vibration as your truth; once you are able to allow this process to happen inside of your mind, inside of consciousness, then you will begin to understand that this light shines not only from the outside, but from within the core of consciousness, from what creates consciousness, the essence of who you are. When you have this light shining from within, and touching the light that is outside, then there is a magnetic movement that happens by itself, where you don’t need to search for anything to help you with this process, because the movement is happening without effort. The light has the space to shine back to your consciousness and really reflect to you who you are, remind you of who you are in this world in the same way as the star remembers its beauty when it shines its light to all humanity, you in your depth will come back to a sense of remembrance.
When this happens our physiology of body, of brain, of the nervous system, begins to adapt to the new situation, and we begin to adapt not only by allowing this process to speed up within ourselves, but we also begin to adapt by allowing our mind and body to create the space where such light becomes tangible, where we begin to be able to relate to the inner light that is deep, deep inside of ourselves. This requires, as I have mentioned right in the beginning, a letting go. We cannot look at the light and the darkness at the same time. The light can shine through the darkness and remind you that in essence everything is a vibration of life, but if you are not able to see the light because your mind is caught up in the darkness of fear, or in the darkness of self-sabotage, then of course that is the space that you create for the mind. This allows for certain thoughts to navigate and to flow and to play the wonderful games that the monkey loves to play, and keeps you so fully occupied with that process that there is not even one moment to notice that in that whole space there is a beautiful star shining towards you, asking you to remember, to remember the essence.
So when our physiology begins to change, when we begin to let go of, for example, fear, when we begin to let go of the idea that we are not good enough, or not able to allow such a process to happen, we build up a trust in the potential that is behind this light, and behind this vibration. This trust brings joy in itself. When you feel this trust, when you feel the need to simply let go and no longer struggle with yourself or with the outer world, or the ideas that you have of the outer world, then there is a sense of joy, because there is a sense of relaxation, which is what meditation is all about.
Meditation is not just a physical relaxation, but also a relaxation that allows you to come back to yourself and be yourself, be the real person that is you.”
Excerpt from the book “Awaken the Infinite Breath” by Tony Samara