The question that arises for many at this time of evolution is how to come back home to a space of love and excitement for life and what does this space really mean. When we are totally involved in the mechanics of the mind and ego, how can we let that space go and enter a different space that is more in tune with the beautiful sounds of nature and its aliveness?
Of course the mind is always questioning and seeking clarity and to a certain extent this is useful and does bring clarity, but when the questions start being more deep and more complex then the mind simply cannot cope, it starts spinning and finding ways to drag in a lot of emotions and feelings which only confuse the heart and cause reaction.
The heart is where the center of the universe resides, but is it really? And how to realize this truth that many times we hear from great spiritual teachers or poets? Rumi says:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
I believe that what Rumi is saying is very significant and can be applied in a very practical way to deal with the mind and its games. Are you the mind and its games and questions? Are you questioning and needing to find clarity? Or are you the pure state, which does not ask any questions and simply listens to the song of the unknown? Or perhaps you are both and only requiring a deep sense of harmony?
This is what happens in deep meditation; the mind stops asking questions and the pure sounds of existence start being heard. Even if the mind continues to play its games, the inaudible sounds of existence are heard and create a foundation that support deep conscious feelings and emotions, where the mind is aligned not with its questions and judgments but rather with the energy contained everywhere.
If that energy is your focus then the mind is heard in a totally different way and the outcome of your thoughts is aligned with existence’s way of moving the energy where it needs to go to. In the end it is not about what games your mind plays (which are the games of the impersonal mind, the universal mind which is not personal) but rather how you perceive and deal with those games. A choice of consciousness becomes possible.
Be present to the process and trust that it is taking you to the many experiences that make your life a gift to be lived in every moment. Be present to life and, when you do that, life is present to you and a deep communication is revealed, beyond the mind and its ego games.
Thank you for your consideration.
About Tony Samara:
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. http://www.tonysamara.org/