Sunday, May 23, 2010

"The True Nature"

"The source of all problems is the mind.
Thoughts arise, you identify with your thoughts
and that defines your experience.
So many thoughts arise without you even knowing it.
So many worries and troubles constantly arising
and repeating and although you are not
conscious of them, you are identified with them.
You are identified with the
stress of it, the conflict of it
and so that is your experience.
Say you have to get your toilet fixed.
You know you have to get your toilet fixed.
But the thought repeats itself as a conflict
until you resolve it.
It sits on your shoulders like a hundred pound weight
telling you life is not the way it is supposed to be
until the toilet is fixed and then it goes away.
And then the plumber says
"I can't come until next Wednesday"
and that hurts because you know
you will have to carry around that
thought, that conflict of
"I have to get the toilet fixed" for another week.
And there are thousands of them
arising so fast!
Toilet fixed, dentist appointment
late on rent, your sweetheart dumped you.
You wake up in the morning
from a state of deep peace
and freedom from all identity

and boom....

the mind looks for something to identify with
and there's the broken toilet, the rent bill
the high school sweetheart 
and a thousand others within seconds.

And that's who you think you are,
that is how you perceive life.
To stop allowing thoughts
to dictate your experience
and instead discover what
is truly here beyond the thinking.
To realize your natural state.
Because your natural state
is love, is peace, is bliss.
Not some emotional experience 
on the surface
but every cell of existence 
vibrating as bliss.
And if you can taste that once,
then you can do it twice.
Then you can rest in your natural
state for longer periods of time
before being pulled back into thinking.
And eventually, the duality 
between thoughts and peace 
ceases to exist.
You begin to experience 
thoughts as energy.
You experience the very nature 
of thought itself.
Which is unconditional bliss.
It's like you stop being involved 
with the lyrics to the song 
and just enjoy the music.
The bliss of the music.
The toilet still needs to be fixed
but you're no longer wearing 
it as a hat.
It no longer defines you.
You exist
completely free of it
as unconditional peace.
Beyond the invisible (infinity)
"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment."