The profound opportunity that meditation gives you is the chance to completely free yourself from any attachment to an existing frame of interpretation. It means letting go of all the ways you make sense of your experience to feel the ecstasy of non-conceptual pure consciousness.
If that doesn’t necessarily sound good to you, keep reading.
Not Really Living Reality
You see, all the experiences we have, that is, every sensation that passes through us, goes through a complex and largely unconscious mechanism of interpretation.
The result is that we do not experience reality as it is. We see reality the way we are taught to see it.
Our past relationships and experiences, our traumas and disappointments, as well as our successes and triumphs, have conditioned us to experience reality in certain ways rather than others.
See Reality As It Is
The great wonder of meditation is that it can allow us to see reality as it is. This is when we can finally respond to reality as it is, not our thoughts and fears.
Often we are unaware of the interpretive process that creates our experience of reality. This happens unconsciously.
We don’t see the interpretation process going on, so we see things as they are.
Often we find ourselves reacting rationally to the way things appear and we don’t get the results we logically expect.
We will never be able to do it or stop it. Why do we feel so stuck? It might sound a little crazy to us.
A powerful meditation practice can connect us to how things really are, and that changes everything. Once we are in direct contact with reality, more things become possible for us.
Not only is it difficult enough to let go of our conscious thoughts about everything, but even our unconscious assumptions about everything, it is a profound opportunity of meditation to really let go.
And you can’t let it go even with an act of will. You can’t make it happen. You have to let it happen.
It’s not something you can do consciously because it doesn’t happen consciously.
The only way to let go is to not deal with anything going on in your mind, which means to let go of everything you feel and think.
Meditation is the practice of sitting and simply letting whatever comes up in your mind pass by without interfering with it.
This means that every physical sensation, all your feelings, your thoughts, your thoughts about your thoughts, even the thoughts you feel like you are talking to yourself, you just have to let them all pass away. If you can do this, you will inevitably pass through all the interpreted experiences of the mind. you leave the world.
Get away from thinking
So, in meditation, I invite you to be as physically still as possible, and let whatever arises in consciousness pass away without touching it, without being involved in any way. This is so.
Whatever is in consciousness, you release it. You do not distinguish between nothing and nothing else. You let everything go untouched. If you realize you’re into something, you don’t have to look to see what you’re up to. As soon as you get the first hint that you are connected to something, you let it go and let it pass.
If you can do this carefully enough, you will begin to feel disconnected from the world.
If you start to feel it, let it go. Don’t bother trying to see what’s going on. The desire to see how you’re doing is always there. Let the temptation pass without touching. As soon as you realize you have touched something, let it go.