“The world doesn’t yield to us directly, our description of the world stands in between. So, properly speaking, we are always one step removed and our experience of the world is always a recollection of the experience. If and whenever you can stop your internal dialogue, the world collapses and extraordinary facets of ourselves surface, as though they had been kept heavily guarded by our words. You are like you are, because you tell yourself that you are that way.” – Carlos Castaneda from “Tales of Power”
How can you stop the internal dialog? I personally know of no other better way than daily meditation. It’s a simple practice but one that takes discipline in the beginning before it becomes habit (like all good habits). If you can hang in there long enough you’ll notice that the internal chatter of your … Read More »
“If you have a golf-ball-sized consciousness, when you read a book, you’ll have a golf-ball-sized understanding; when you look out a window, a golf-ball-sized awareness; when you wake up in the morning, a golf-ball-sized wakefulness; and as you go about your day, a golf-ball-sized inner happiness.
But if you can expand that consciousness, make it grow, then when you read that book, you’ll have more understanding; when you look out, more awareness; when you wake up, more wakefulness; and as you go about your day, more inner happiness.
You can catch ideas at a deeper level, and creativity really flows. It makes life more like a fantastic game.” – David Lynch
So how do you expand it?
“Through meditation one realizes the unbound.
That which is unbounded is happy.
There is no happiness in the small.