Based on Dr. Joe Dispenza Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Chapter 8
How do you become more observant; breaking your emotional bonds with the body, the environment, and time; and close the gap?
The answer is simple: meditation. But what is meditation? In the Tibetan language to meditate means “to become familiar with” Accordingly, Dr. Dispenza uses the term meditation as a synonym for self-observation as well as self-development.
Reflecting on this chapter for me was very inspiring. It brings to the fore front my experience and love for Zen Buddhism and the practice of Zazen similar to mindfulness In that it’s about focusing on the presence of mind however not on a specific subject but a general awareness. In Zen meditation we attempt to expand our attentional scope to incorporate the flow of perceptions, thoughts, emotions, and subjective awareness. Don’t Add, Don’t Touch Be the Observer.
As Shunryu Suzuki -Author of best selling book – Zen Mind Beginners Mind – Says.
“Leave Your Front Door and Your Back Door Open. Allow Your Thoughts To Come and Go. Just Don’t Serve Them Tea.”
Allowing your self to be the inner space for it to move through, with eyes wide open – This been liberating for me on so many levels. My Egoic mind does not want to loss control. The thought of another operating system taking over threatens it’s very existence. So I’ve had to temper and lovingly extend a trusting hand to this part of my nature that is all about my survival and need for preparedness .
The more and more I do not self identify when difficult images arise in my mind and conditions that pull and occur in my body – the more and more the gap and opening in consciousness / awareness gets stronger in me.
In Zen everything resolves & dissolves in the Unborn and the Unconditional Awareness. Albert Einstein said ” The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” We are not our conditioning, We are not our thoughts, We are not our patterns.
Awaken beyond the mind with life practice, touching the heart mind, We are so much more, oneness true nature awakened.