Stop thinking – a Zen meditation
You may come to the understanding that when you rely on something outside yourself, it may make you feel good, feel safe, something to rely on out there, but ACTUALLY, you are not safe, and you are not stronger.
We cannot protect ourselves by preparing our mind with some kind of mental device or some kind of technique. It´s far better to always be ready to adjust ourselves to whatever happens.
We fall to the habit of fortifying ourselves spiritually or emotionally with some special kind of thinking, some special kind of idea. It makes us feel stronger, it makes us feel good, but actually it only weakens us – because we are relying on something outside of ourselves and not our self. AND THAT´S HOW WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.
We simply try to let our mind be open, and just follow our true nature. Our true nature that simply goes on and on…
What happens usually is that THE MENTAL ACTIVITY OF OUR MIND STOPS THE NATURAL ACTIVITY OF OUR LIFE.
People ask: WHAT IS TRUE NATURE, I DON´T FEEL THAT…it is because our mental activity gets in the way, in effect puts a stop to our natural activity.
“THINK NON-THINKING ” MEANS TO LET YOUR MIND WORK IN ITS NATURAL UNOBSTRUCTED WAY. Let your mind be stable.
In the scientific terms, IF YOU STOP THE MECHANISM THAT IS OBSTRUCTING YOUR NATURAL LIVING-NATURE, THEN YOUR MIND CAN WORK NATURALLY! and when we don´t fortify our mind with thinking and conceptualizing, our true nature will have complete freedom
This is non-thinking.
We´re creating a fortification for our mind, – through philosophy, different concepts or thinking – which will give us a feeling of safety, or some kind of certainty we can rest on. But actually by thinking this way, we make ourselves more uneasy, we don´t find our rest by trying to fortify our mind with something that comes from our thinking.
When we don´t create a mind-fortress, then we have no fear of attack of be attacked and then we are always ready to welcome that ever comes in our way.
So whatever comes you´re ready and you have no fear.
Non-thinking is focus – that is, renewing our life each moment, with each breath!
Unless you don´t practice non thinking you don´t feel the renewal of your life each moment and you get caught up in illusion.