It is a toe over the line into reality; the odd thing is trying to pull such a person back into what is mistaken as reality is just as insane.
The inner world of thought swirling around is conceptual, so the thought train chugs along... I think; I am, I think; I am. Then something occurs that
takes pause and questions this stream... some see the edge and run back into safe shallow waters in plastic lives and thought into the arms of
programmed society of expectation and assumption... others dive right on in to explore.
The problem with that quasi or accepted reality as reality and those that have dived in to explore; is both they are delusional constructs... ie. some
form of contact or perception with a name or label with an illusory transitory nature of a being or a self changible, prone to suffering, a see/saw of
up and down with various ways of coping to find some sort of balance... instead of true balance.
What occurs is the conceptual construct of accepted reality can break in various ways; this is what brings people to a pause or an existential
crisis... of course blazing the trail on one's own construct of conceptual reality one finds there are multiple avenues of what could be taken as
reality as a base of existence; many use religion as a base of reality even though it requires belief some use science and well theory is the same
thing as belief. Those that get delusional and have psychotic breaks? Think they are onto something that there is some great truth to uncover, same as
those sort of keeping it together beating away thought with a bat of any and every distraction possible in materialism.
So what's the issue? The conceptual is simply a point of contact, so thought is clouds that cover perception with illusion, and thoughts of self
intertwined with those concepts as a real true existing self but such a thing like clouds in the sky is ever changing always becoming something
else... now tired, now hungry etc etc but those conceptual attachments are carried along as some self; ready to jump in with I am this that or the
other... sort of like how when eating is not occuring and someone has to tell someone their dietary preferences; were they planning on eating with you
at some point in the future? If not then what is the point of the conversation other than random conversation... the you that is not present but is
when that activity of eating occurs.
Of course, most people are like this... running around making "I am" statements at inappropriate times; as if that conglomerate of being taken as a
self is more than some etheral concept mistaken as one.
There is no grand mystery or underlying truth that anyone need to get more conceptually burdened by; or go mental over... yet they do; and the reason
or problem being? Attachment to concepts that makes someone a subject to subjects or slave to them instead of simply observing what arises in that
moment and responding appropriately to it as that is the stimulus of contact right there and then.
So what does such a thing do? It brings peace; the mind eventually stops grasping at clouds past and future and then grasping altogether and becomes a
witness, of course in such a space one can excercise judgment of what is arising, but with attachment that only re-builds the conceptual construct of
the I am as a huge mental load and burden instead of frees one from it.
Listening to the inner dialog instead of following it... shows someone just how disordered and chaotic the mind is; so quick grab someone or occupy
the mind with something else like, music, T.V., a game, a friend, a book anything but listen to that damned thing one cannot seem to escape from that
wants to torture them, that may make feelings arise :p
Of course listening to it; it just goes on and on ramble ramble ramble infinite stream of concept and then one acts on something that pops up, that
Suffering! That's what all of that is.
Cease grasping after it, chasing it, believing the narrative... it isn't you, it isn't real, it is a dream; not reality.
Notice the space between thought, and stretch that out until eventually it ceases to exist... in doing so one finally wakes up and experiences all
that is arising as it is arising, undistracted and in peace. Eventually pure emotion arises wholly apropriate to the situation as it is in response to
stimulus of contact seen and heard... not conceptual nor concieved, or contrived by the mind of thought but feeling itself not thoughts of feeling
just from sensual awareness on contact.
Try not to get too caught up in the conceptual world; as those conceptual ladders and towers are very unstable, even those many agree on as real...
they are only relative and not absolute.
edit on 27-12-2016 by BigBrotherDarkness because: sp.