reply to post by Serdgiam
Thanks. I'll try that. I think the trigger for me was trying to do too much too fast, though.
In my view, our "Being" is such a very interesting thing. Anything I can ever speak is forever limited by my perspective.
I always found it useful to remind myself that I am not trying to experience anything that wasnt already there. Everything I wanted to experience was
there all along, all the time. Because, its just a part of who we are. Our mind, or the way we perceive the world, is just another part. But, for
whatever reason, it can become like a prison. We can start to think it is entirety of the universe
when it is just a very small part. Even
beyond that, it is only a small part of our being.
Other parts are able to operate "on their own," in that we do not need to continuously think about breathing to continue to breath. There is more
to who we are, even in a strictly physical sense. Our legs are a part of that, as well as many other things (heart, digestive systems, immune
systems, cellular systems, etc). At first, I just noticed that being "aware" of my legs was enough to not have them get sore, or fall asleep, etc.
I explored it a bit further, and I think that when we get wrapped up in our thoughts, it "pulls" energy away from other parts.
Thoughts seem to be a different process than breathing. Its a process that seems to be optional, but it has a velocity like water and it can turn
into a whirlpool that sucks you in. When that "water" is still, we can start to take in our surroundings (the other parts of who we are). Ripples
and currents (thoughts) are only an issue when they get out of control.
But, thats all there right now. We only need to become aware of it, and when we become aware of it we also have a choice of control. The body and
brain do a pretty good job of it on its own, so simple awareness seems to make everything work a little more efficiently. Like its happy its getting
attention for the job its doing.
And, like the legs, no one will fall "asleep" on the job!