The problem of thought.
Thought itself separates us. We must learn to lift
consciousness above thought in order to understand
the possibilities of mind.
Now something interesting happens. Creativity comes from mind stop.
It does not come from thought. Applied thought is used to shape and refine the
initial meditative insight
Most of us (research indicates 70% of us) have experienced connection at some
time with something greater than themselves Many HAVE experienced meditation.
It IS an ongoing background process of the mind. Again, simple observation of
the thought stream reveals a GAP between thought. Thought is NOT contiguous
or continuous and the gap between thought, which also is meditation, can be
It is useless though to read of this without trying it. Simply take the time
to look and see if what is written here is so. In an average mind, or so for the gap to arise. If you look you
will see it and know.
This is easily empirically proven. If we can learn to examine the thought stream
*, it is, in most of us, mostly junk.
* The simple technique here is to sit in silence and watch the contents of our
thoughts - if necessary write them down. If you
have never done this ask yourself - Why ? and then DO it. There is no point
reading further until you have done so.
This junk in the thought stream is conditioning of one type or another. The
only way to be free of this conditioning is to be free of thought.
Easier said than done.
Mind stop, commonly named meditation is this freedom.
So whenever unapplied thought leads us away from mind stop, we are caught
in lack of awareness. We must apply thought to live. There is no total escape
except, possibly in death and that is for us
to discover. Therefore thought can be of two types. Applied thought is
thought used as it should be to enable life to continue and to further the investigations
and results of learning of the mind **.
Unapplied thought is simply conditioning and is to be avoided.
Awareness cannot be sought out. It is best found by scanning the minds' operations
for unawareness. This leads to awareness. From awareness of the present demands
of life, mind stop or applied thought is called for.
A description of the gap
The onset of meditation is easily recognisable. There is an apparent widening
of the angle of vision. No thought is present. Deeper in, we experience no
time, no pain, no self and a deep sense of connection with everything.
From this place, creativity and learning arise. It is NOT magic,(See
song - Verse 3) and it is NOT imagination. Do not confuse them. Experiment
alone reveals the truth here.