When Thought and Knowledge are suspended, Love smiles

Richard:

Last night I had a dream which wasn’t a dream. I woke up in the middle of the night. Everything was silent. While I tried to fall asleep again, I started a slight meditation. Just observing my breathing. Somehow the word “love” was entering my mind and it wouldn’t leave. It was so particular present that I stopped to watch my breath and concentrated on this word instead. It came to me that my face began to smile more and more. I couldn’t stop it … and I didn’t want to as well. My whole body was full of peace and inner joy.

Have You ever had an experience like that?

Me:
Those moments come usually at night. I find myself not knowing anything any longer, it feels as if Knowledge and Thought are suspended…Only that unnameable Presence whispers, everything else has withered…

Richard:
Very well put…as usual. I really appreciate that. But what I appreciate even more is the content of what
you’re saying. I think I could get addicted to that kind of experience. And when I think of it right now I can resume this feeling. Not as intensive as it was then, but it is still there. Julien, can you create this feeling on purpose? If so: how do you do it?

Me:
Above all, whose purpose are we talking about…? Who wants to feel well and secure…? Give it a real thought, or give it no thought at all… – I think you know the answer…

Look what our friend Krishnamurti says:

“The ‘how’ to keep the mind pliable is not the problem; the ‘how’ is the search for a method, and method can never make the mind innocent; it can make it methodical, but never innocent, creative.”

The secret to your question lies in un-creativeness.
That´s the hardest part: to “learn” to un-create.

It is not a linear process, it is not a “task”, a skill to learn…

It is about recognizing Attention in inattention…I am not playing with sophisticated words or parables…
It is about this very Second now… – learning to un-know…It is not about deliberateness, thesis or antithesis, effort or non effort. If I was to use words, it´s like we have to learn how to empty the mind Now, to learn to die each and every moment.

When you die to concept, thought, desire and deliberateness, The Second arises in all its depth and innoncent beauty.
This unnamable second is like a breath…boundless but never recurring…as it is eternally new…It is neither easy nor complicated – IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to know it rationally…

So how can we learn to deal with the Impossible…? That´s the hardest question…

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

3 Responses to When Thought and Knowledge are suspended, Love smiles

  1. John Archer says:

    To experience and appreciate the “life force” within our breath is the greatest source of personal peace, because living within the conscious feeling of this power will tame our wandering mind and allow us to be who we really are – our true self – in peace and love.

    The gift of breath is everything – the beginning and end of human life. This is not something to be taken for granted, but is a reason, every moment of our life, to feel appreciation and infinite gratitude.

    Those who are motivated from the longing and thirst withing, will find the way – it is their destiny.

    This is a life long journey and we have this whole life to practice. The results DO come but perseverance is the key.

    All dreams come true – in their own time.

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