Originally posted by UFOTECH
reply to post by juzchilln
When I was in the Army in the bathroom they had 2 walls of sinks facing each other and each sink had a mirror. At just the right angle you would see
an infinite feedback loop of yourself standing in front of the mirror from a dozen different angles. It was rather astonishing.
And even more interesting is what two opposing mirrors reflect?
But our mind does the same - it reflects. And if it is quieted down, one "frowns" instantly back into the reality we reflect so meticulously (like
in your example).
This moment of interruption is a quantum leap - when we don't reflect the input.
Someone mentioned Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.
For instance, concentrating on sound input.
This is how it is done:
Your "task" is to make notice of every sound you hear, but you don't reflect upon it. You don't make a statistical account, sequence or
interpretation of what you hear.
This is literally like jumping from one floating ice chunk to another and thus crossing the semi frozen river. Or like surfing on waves, you ignore
everything but staying on top of it.
If you successfully disconnect from usual sequencing the input, you gain the ability to distinguish sounds from very afar, which would normally be
lost within the background noise. It is very true and fascinating. One can hear an insect from a mile afar, or a bird, or people talking.
What really happens here in my opinion is that we actually recalibrate our senses, like adjusting some fine instrument. The energy for such modulation
and filtering is acquired from disassembling the existing perceiving habit (our normal interpretation of the input).
The same meditation can be done with concentration on visual input, and so on. So you can see very small details in far distance. But in order to do
that you must "destroy" your normal perception.
This experience, while a tempting one, actually makes one accustomed to the idea that we are very different from what we were actually taught in our
normal social environment. It shows us how easy it actually is to control the energy we possess and how great amount of energy we really possess.
Concentration practically means reducing the input from the outside by filtering it from within. What really performs the filtering is the energy
released by discontinuing our habitual perception (reflection). Energy "knows how" to do that, don't ask me to explain it. It is a matter of
experience and cannot be subject to reasoning. Force is knowledge, that is the simple meaning of this.
If this doesn't make much sense, try the approach like Karl Jung did: he called this collective experience "the subconscious", and in truth it is a
huge reservoir of energy which is actually racial or collective knowledge. This reservoir of knowledge is possibly much more than simply
If one learns how to tap it, one is well on the way of a true genius.