Posts tagged ‘mind’
What most people think of ‘reality’ has clearly been proven, by award-winning, professional, mainstream scientists, to be complete illusion.
Every single physicist, and biologist and medical doctor as well, understands that what we think we see ‘out there’ in the ‘material world’ is, quite simply, a highly-filtered summation of an interpretation of a bewildering stream of electrical signals that come into our brains from the nerve endings in our eyes, our noses, our skin, and our ears. This is something I learned decades ago in my own university education. A bit later, I ran across the explosive book The Tao of Physics, a seminal work by the insightful physicist Fritjof Capra that explains in great detail the similarities between the then-groundbreaking work in modern quantum physics and ancient mystic thought on how our Universe is structured. So when a person close to me sent me this link the other day (below), a huge smile spread out across my face as I appreciated with joy how those past personal discoveries of mine have been put out even farther into the public domain, where many thousands or millions more can make their own liberating discoveries, and further empower themselves to improve their personal realities, after accepting for themselves how malleable and flexible and shapeable their individual worlds not only can be, but truly ARE.
Isn’t it just beautiful symmetry when the ‘hard-core materialist scientists’ and the ‘airy-fairy ethereal mystics’ completely agree on the fundamental nature of reality??? It is from among THESE erudite luminaries, all acknowledged internationally renowned masters in their respective fields, that I have derived my guidance, my inspiration – and many ‘facts’ – that continue to fuel my ever-deepening understanding of what Life is really about. This information, though maybe not ‘perfect’ in every single detail, is what should be taught in our educational systems instead of the antique, hopelessly inadequate and inaccurate Newtonian-era science that gets mercilessly pounded into our minds as ‘absolute fact’ (which changes, of course, with each new discovery in physics – so which ‘fact’, from which year and textbook, is the ‘absolute’ one then?). A proper, more ‘realistic’, more open and more modern curriculum would avoid many, many, many fractious discussions about the true nature of reality that I, unfortunately, have been forced to engage in over the years, defending myself and my ‘crazy ideas’ against what can only be characterized as emotionally-charged ignorance, and even violent denial. Why do most people feel so deeply threatened when confronted with information that contradicts their delicate, outdated belief systems?
But back to the conclusions of the luminaries . . . . . As one truly great mind put it, ‘Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.’ And from the same mind comes this: ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning.’ And this: ‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.’ – Who made these enigmatic statements about ‘reality’ and the most effective and intelligent approaches towards discovering its nature? Who else but the inimitable genius of Mr. Albert Einstein . . . . .
I’ll side with him on these ‘touchy’ issues any day. Period. Why wouldn’t I? Why doesn’t everyone? . . . . . . We may never know the answer to that last question. No matter (lol). Regardless, if you happen to run across one of those ‘aggressively ignorant’ types who think they know more about the nature of reality than not only you, but Mr. Einstein, you now have a nice little blurb you can send them – without saying a single word yourself – that may (hopefully) not only set them straight, but also get them to wake up a little bit more to the Grand Illusion that they still so desperately cling to, understand better where you have been ‘coming from’ lately, and maybe even decide to join us ‘airy-fairy types’ in openness and hope and excitement as we transcend, shift and consciously mold our ever-new collective reality, moving rapidly and inexorably towards discovering, finally, what is truly Real. The more the merrier!
Here are a few more jewels of wisdom from the Einstein treasure trove of enlightened thought, that may open more doors and windows in those stuffy, shut down, horribly stressed minds out there searching desperately for the answer to the simple but pivotal question, ‘What the heck is going on around here?!’:
There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
To raise new questions, new possibilities; to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what Nature has revealed to us.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity!
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how much trouble people are having with their incessant mind-chatter. It is proving extremely difficult for many of you to stem the constant flow of ‘noise’ that your ego-mind seems to love to generate, keeping you distracted with superficial material concerns and interpersonal dramas, while keeping your attention away from the really important things in life. Since I was able to stop my own mind-chatter – consciously and completely – many years ago, maybe I can be of some assistance here by sharing my most effective technique with you (mentioned in one of my previous posts back in December, here).
It’s really, really, really simple. And btw, the original statement actually comes from the Christian Bible, so not even the most conservative among you should have any ‘issues’ with it (though your fear-ridden ego may try to convince you otherwise). This is what you do: When the ridiculous chatter has you batty, just make this statement in your head, using as assertive and confident a tone as you can muster . . . .
‘BE STILL, AND KNOW, I AM LOVE!’
That’s it. That’s all you need to do. In the beginning, you will probably need to repeat this ‘mantra’ several times before it becomes effective. With time, however, it will succeed in stopping that annoying little voice in your head immediately with the first firm utterance. Eventually, you’ll find (like I did) that just having the thought of making the statement, or the desire to quiet your mind, will be enough to make it so. The verbal statement becomes completely internalized and ‘assumed’, you see, and therefore unnecessary.
You can also ‘customize’ this statement for specific situations or purposes. Try replacing the word ‘Love’ with one of the following, depending on your desired effect or result: Spirit . . . Joy . . . Worthy . . . Fun . . . Light . . . Confident . . . . Safe . . . . Happy . . . . Good. Follow your Inner Guidance, and play with it! Whatever works best, right?
FYI, the original statement (from the Bible, remember) uses the word ‘God’ — which is what I myself used, and very successfully so, for this amazingly effective technique (before my ‘customizing’ began that is). I understand, however, that many people out there may take serious issue with this Truth, and so will not even try it out. This is why I have presented it in this manner. Hopefully you can quickly arrive at the place of Self-knowledge and Self-esteem to be able to utilize this miraculous tool in its original form.
Lastly, don’t be shy about using this mantra, or a modified variation thereof, for the purpose of initiating deep meditation. It works great! Again, one of its most appealing qualities IS its flexibility/adaptability. Above all, though, just do it, and reap the powerful, amazing, and perpetual accumulative benefits!
P.S. – I’d love to get your feedback on this. Please let me know how things go (let us know really, with the other blog readers included of course), and feel free to post in the comments section below any expansions or helpful hints you may discover/create, plus any positive experiences you may want to share that may help or encourage others. Thanks! Also, please feel free to re-post and/or forward this to whomever you think might derive some benefit. In these crazy times, we all need to band together in true community spirit, and help each other out in any way we can!
I know that a lot has been written on this particular topic of late. However, I think that maybe my personal perspective, and experience, might reveal a slightly different aspect of the issue, illuminate a heretofore unseen angle, and help some of you who have not yet quite grasped how significant, and critical, this pivotal shift in SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) really IS right now for all of us to make – given the assumed goal of maximum spiritual evolution and expansion and growth, of course.
In these ‘change times’, at the cusp of the massive paradigm shift that is now taking place in our world, things can get quite confusing. Most of us, because of our ‘conditioning’ to not just go with the flow and feel our way through events, strive in vain with our mental faculties to make some kind of logical sense out what is happening both around us and within us. For the most part, however, it’s an exercise in futility. Why??? Because our ‘logic’ is based primarily on a linear, cause-and-effect, conservative, fear-based, and woefully misinformed perspective.
I was born an intellectual. It’s just the way I came into this world (a triple Virgo no less) — and pretty much still am, though in a more organic, holistic sense. Anyway, I suffered a bit in my youth because of the somewhat more detached and ‘lofty’ intellectual perspective I came in with, getting quickly labeled in high school and earning a couple of nicknames. Fortunately for me, however, I had started surfing at a tender young age, and so had already learned many things about life — and attitude and knowledge and the relative ‘value’ of the intellect – by the time I reached those challenging times. Thank the Universe for that!
Here’s the thing. . . . . . As all athletes know, trying to use your cerebral mind or normal thought processes (logic, rationalization, weighing pros and cons, etc.) while one is actually engaged in intense activity is basically useless – and can even be downright dangerous in some sports, like surfing big waves or shooting rapids in a kayak or sparring in martial arts, where split-second decisions must be made and executed way, way too quickly for any mental processes to even be called upon, let alone utilized. It’s ALL about so-called ‘instinct’ or ‘second nature’ or ‘feel’, something that can only be developed with hands-on practice and experience, while applying the intellectual information and concepts one has learned in a non-critical environment before one actually does the thing. For those non-athletes out there who may not be able to viscerally relate to the above, just imagine trying to manage a passionate session of love-making with your intellectual mind. Enough said.
According to all that I’ve read over the years, AND also as a conclusion based on my extensive experience in all kinds of radical physical and social and economic situations over the decades, it appears that the most intelligent and successful manner in which to navigate these ‘interesting times’ is to practice something that, at first glance, appears to be somewhat of an oxymoron: THINK WITH YOUR HEART. (Helpful Note: There is a great .net web site by that name!).
Intuition, non-physical/energetic awareness, and feelings now appear to be the most efficient and effective ‘tools’ of information gathering and discernment. Your HEART is where these aspects emanate from, energetically at least (our middle main chakra point, Center of Love and Intuition, with its own scientifically confirmed ‘brain-like’ nervous system no less). So, personally, my greatest transition in this area over the last 20 years or so has been learning to rely primarily on my heart for guidance, forging a direct connection to the infinite pool of information of the Sentient Cosmos, in order to better make my way through this pivotal epoch in human history on Terra. The intellect, or mind, is still a very important and even critical instrument for making our way in 3D life, of course! However, it has now been placed in its natural secondary position in the hierarchy of my personal 3D-navigation toolbox. Once all the intel is collected from the non-physical sources, then I employ my mind, put the ‘higher logic’ of my obedient intellect to work, to sort it all out in this transitioning matrix and make both the most supra-logical AND best-feeling decision possible.
A few weeks ago, I wrote the following to a relative of mine (excerpted and edited for clarity here), responding to his penchant for recommending various books to me despite the fact that I’ve stopped reading them. I began taking a quite different approach to ‘information gathering’ last year, one which has proved very effective (for me at least):
‘Whatever I need to know is provided to me instantly when necessary for me to ‘understand’ the experience I am having, or have just passed through (or that another person has experienced that is related to something I have also, or need to help them with in some way). But the means of transferring the information is never via the language that you and I use. This is why I stopped reading books. For the time being at least, I have no need or use for that type of ‘knowledge’ (which really isn’t true knowledge anyway, right?). Some things are interesting and entertaining, and so I read some material in books that I am guided to from time to time, but only in excerpts.
‘The primary purpose of intellectual ‘understanding’ is to reduce or eliminate fear. If a being is utilizing the lower mind as its primary mechanism to operate within a given reality, then a mental comprehension is necessary for that being to avoid a fear reaction to events or circumstances that are ‘beyond’ their experience or previous understanding of reality. On the other hand, if a being is no longer utilizing their lower mind as the primary ‘tool’ for navigating reality, then ‘studying’ various aspects of the reality they find themselves in so that they can manipulate it more easily, is unnecessary.
‘‘PUL’ (Pure Unconditional Love) is only achieved when one releases the 3D intellect completely, and FEELS ones way through Reality. I’ve been doing that for a while now. As long as one relies on the mind for guidance, one shall remain unsure and confused in the most important situations. Think of martial arts, and you’ll grasp my point here . . . . You need not ‘understand’ ascension in order to achieve it, you see. You must, however, lose your mind in order to do so. That is definitely a non-negotiable prerequisite.
‘That’s just the way it is, and the way it must be. That’s why none of the cabal or their followers can enter the Gates of Heaven, you see (without changing radically, of course). They all live through their minds, not their hearts. It’s THAT simple. PUL is 100% Heart, 0% head/mind/intellect.’
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So let’s all put our Hearts in the driver’s seat, and race joyfully into the New Earth we are rapidly co-creating together! What’d’ya say???