Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Nothing is lacking . . .
Tim left this very interesting comment on my blog and I just wanted to take the time to reply, thank you Tim for participating.
"Thank you for this post, I've been hitting it every so often but never read right through (too busy working). Keep it up! :-)
I've been observing myself recently, and most of the time I observe my personality, nothing else. But the energy to consistently say, "thank you" (inside; for life), which I have maintained recently, indicates the presence of a higher level of being, because the sensation feels so disparate from what the personality would normally dwell on."
Hello again Tim, thanks for the comments, it's nice to know you enjoyed this particular post. I can see that you are serious about self-knowledge, it comes across in your comments and questions, so thank you for participating like this.
Self-observation tends to come in waves doesn't it? Sometimes we are really into it but then we find it hard work and we let it slide . . Hey, that’s OK, no problem, we all have to go through the process at our own speed . . And we all have to go to work and earn a living! I started out very young with meditation/self-observation, some start later and there is no good or bad about it, nothing to label as right or wrong.
I loved your comment about what the personality would normally dwell on. What would it normally dwell on? In my experience the personality dwells on fears, doubts and worries . . . Do you recognize that as the truth in your experience? Sure it enjoys all the good stuff but sooner or later it begins to dwell on the negative issues. . .
. . . and it does like to chatter on endlessly doesn't it?
Yes I agree, the state of being is quite different from the condition of the personality, being is ‘still’ and personality is constantly on the move as thought and emotion. And you used the word ‘sensation’ which is interesting. Are you a Barry Long fan? I ask because he used the word to describe the state of being, whereas I have noticed that most other teachers use the word ‘vibration’ when attempting to describe higher or deeper states of being. In my experience the state of being is a pure and clear ‘sensational-vibrational’ state. The impurity is thought and emotion, which creates a distortion in the psyche and brings with it a lack of clarity.
Gratitude is an important aspect of life. I thank life for all the small stuff everyday, not just the so called 'good' stuff Tim. I've had nothing in my life and through having nothing I discovered that I already had everything. Nothing is actually lacking . . In ’reality!’ The reality of ’being.’
OK, enough for now. Once again thank you for participating Tim, all the best . . .