By adopting a meditative mind, your entire life will change. For the better.
First, however, let’s take a peek at our regular mindset, which, on the other hand, is fleeting. It is often stressed out, chaotic, jumping from one place to the next … from one idea to the next … from one thing to the next. It wants things in the future, which does not exist. And it turns back to the past, reminiscing about either good things or bad things.
Never standing still.
This is how humanity’s regular mindset functions. It is like a shattered glass sprayed all over the floor. And each individual piece imagines that if it can just get somewhere else, it will get peace or happiness or whatever kind of fulfillment it is looking for. And each one of the pieces have forgotten that they all belong together as one glass.
The Meditative Mind = One mirror
Thus, all the pieces are searching for something, something they will never find. The only way they can get the peace, the happiness, the contentment they seek, is by realizing that they are all part of the one same piece of glass. The same mirror. And so, the glass, the mirror, as it exists in its «unshattered» state, as it was before it shattered to a thousand pieces, that will be the symbol of the meditational mindset. While the glass in its broken and shattered state, however, is the regular day-to-day-mindset controlling most of us.
Perhaps the biggest, greatest, most rewarding thing you can ever learn is how to be silent and grounded in This Moment.
The Meditative Mind
Meditation is much deeper than simple stress relief, although stress relief obviously is one of its by-products. And all the techniques are training wheels in order for you to get a little bit silence from all the stress and all the noise, so you will come in contact with that which is looking out from your eyes, that which witnesses your breath, that which sees the colors your reality consists of. That which silently watches all of your yearnings, struggles, hopes, dreams, beliefs and fears, but which itself never moves. Which itself never hopes, never fears or struggles, because it is simply here. In this moment, simply existing with these present colors, with this very breath, in this moment, not the next, not thinking about the past moments, but this moment.
A meditative mind is not a mind searching outward, and it is not a mind searching inward either. It is simply not a mind looking for something else. Rather, it’s a mind deeply rooted now, with all of the elements this moment consists of, whether they be beautiful or ugly, so called perfect or unperfect, desirable or undesirable. The meditation mindset knows that there is no escape from this moment, from this very second.
No time machine exists; I exist now. You exist now.
This is all
Hence, a meditative mind means to let go of all things which are not present, and embrace completely what is here now. And I mean everything included in This Moment – from the deepest core in yourself to the outermost layer of the reality we’re existing in.
But do not move outside of NOW.
For example, if you find yourself in a room, like I do right now. I cannot see what is behind this wall. And so, in the meditation mindset I do not project a reality outside of this wall, because at the moment that reality only exists in my mind via mental associations, projects, beliefs, etc. Instead, I directly experience what I see, what I feel, what I am right now, completely, as it is. Whatever might be on the other side of that wall, however … I will experience it later, if necessary.
Thinking about what your neighbor is doing, or even what your neighbor is thinking about, does not exist as anything else than thoughts in your mind. Images in your mind, fantasies.
Whatever your family is doing when you are not with them, you cannot know. Thinking about that is meaningless. They do not exist in your reality right now if you’re not with them.
Meditation is to Live at the Roots of Yourself
But in the meditative mindset, you live at the roots of yourself. The roots only exist now, because this moment is the only moment that actually is real. And the more you exist there, at your roots, the deeper you will go. The more you watch the entire world and your thoughts and emotions and sensations, the deeper you’ll enter into your own being. Therefore, all of these inner and outer sensations, perceptions and thoughts – simply watch them. They appear, they have a short life and they disappear.
This is the doorway to exist in meditation. Twenty four seven. You let everything that you cannot see go. But you exist completely with that which is actually here, right now. With you. Let your mind only contain information – and information about information – which is here right now – which is actually a part of of your experience.
And don’t worry, you will get your stress relief. You will get your peace. As a matter of fact, you will come to realize that what looks out from your eyes, is not your thoughts, is not the person you think of as yourself, but it is, in fact, the deepest silence. The deepest peace you could ever dream of. And it exists now. By focusing on what comes, or by focusing on what has been, but is not and will never be again, you are dragging your awareness away in all directions, away from the only thing that is actually here. And the only thing that is here is the thing you have been looking for your entire life, but you didn’t know you were looking for it. You thought you were looking for money, education, family.
Searching for happiness in temporary things
is like grabbing the air and trying to catch it with your hands
Instead, adopt a meditative mind, rooted deeply in this moment, and you will become peace. Rather, you won’t become peace, you are already peace, you will «unbecome» noisy, because the noise in your mind is artificial. You maintain it by focusing on it. And so, just stop focusing on it, and the noise will evaporate, just like the water being boiled.
And if it is hard to adopt a meditation mindset, then feel free to use meditation techniques, training wheels. Use them all the time until you can be in complete silence whenever you choose, in a split-second. After a while you’ll be able to remain silent for longer and longer periods of time, and in the end you won’t be clouded anymore at all. You simply won’t be noisy. Additionally, surely you’re still able to delve into thoughts, manipulate mental images, solve complex, logical or practical problems, or think about whatever you want. However, you will know they are only layers in front of you, while you stay here, rooted deeply in yourself.
Then the world will move in you – you won’t move in the world
Thoughts move in you – you do not move in thoughts
The meditational mindset is embracing existence as it actually is right now, and experiencing and watching it from the deepest place within yourself. The unmoving throne upon which your awareness resides eternally.