“Help, I’m entangled in meditation and I can’t get out!”
Why do we feel so
“connected” to everything when we are in deep meditation? Why is
meditation so powerful in manifesting, creating and changing reality itself?
When we sit in meditation, the idea is to reduce the jittery fluctuations of the mind until the mind is as calm as the surface of a lake. As we gradually reduce mental fluctuations, we go deeper and deeper to achieve a critical level of extreme stillness. We enter a space of ‘entanglement’ where things become connected at quantum level. This is why sometimes we experience telepathy or sudden knowledge of events that occur even in distant places.
Think of it as ‘cooling the mental activity’. No, sitting with an ice pack on your head doesn’t have the same effect.
A parallel has been made with the superconducting state of matter in physics. At ordinary temperatures, these materials are not good conductors of electricity (akin to ordinary mental activity). But as they are cooled, the jittery motions of the atoms is reduced, they jump into a superconducting state with absolutely zero resistance (deep connected meditative state).
I don’t bow to you, I don’t bow to me. I bow to that which made you and me.
Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki said “A master who cannot bow to his disciples cannot bow to Buddha.”
The practice of bowing is deeply humbling. It signifies seeing the worth in another. In bowing, we recognize the interdependence of all things; that the Master is Master because the student is, and the student is student because the Master is. It is recognizing that there is no duality.
thoughts are lighter than air, yet their hold on us is stronger than steel chains.
Mind was never meant to be used as people use it:
non-stop chattering, worrying, thinking about future, past, this or that.
Mind is an instrument, you apply it when you need to
complete a task, and then you put it away. Resting in the abiding silence
beyond thought, into what the Buddhists call “emptiness”, what the
Hindus call “self” … The eternal Now, pure awareness.
So rest in your true, eternal nature. It only exists in the now.🌷
“Ego” has no reality whatsoever. If we look
deep enough, we find all identification we make with something called
“me” is either opinions of others, superficial roles we play in
society, memories that have no consistency to them, our own likes, dislikes
that change all the time, past events that are non-existent, or feelings that
could be anything at all.
“Me” is a mental concept, completely
empty. There is nothing “hard” there to hang on to. When we realize
this, we cannot get
triggered, offended or hurt. What is there to offend, if nothing is there?
Today, I challenge you to imagine there is no “me”. Think “There is no one here”.
Be like a strainer where water flows right through, and see what
happens? The universe starts flowing through, because a mental blockage is