Spirit cannot be grasped totally by the intellect. The following has
been borrowed from an interesting site I happened to come across
during one of my many spiritual side-tracking adventures on the
Internet (again). I liked it so much that I took the liberty to place
it on my homepage. Please note that the credits go to the author
Melanie Williams-Galuten. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing this
BEYOND THE SEA
Close your eyes.
Take a long deep breath and then slowly exhale.
Continue this wonderful, relaxed breathing throughout this
Now, imagine yourself sitting in your favorite room in your home.
The door is closed.
You are alone-cozy and safe.
Slowly open your eyes and look up at the ceiling, moving your gaze
to the wall and then down to the floor. Feel the floor supporting
you. Feel the earth supporting you.
Lift your gaze and fix it on the door. Listen to your breath. Relax
your jaw and then your tongue. Feel the space behind your tongue,
the space where your breath enters your throat, opening up. Hear
your breath, open and soft.
Now, in the distance, beyond the door, you hear the sound of the
gentle ebb and flow of ocean waves. The sound is one with your
Listen to the soothing sound of the breath waves for a moment.
The door opens and a shaft of golden light enters the room. You
stand up and walk over to the door to look out.
The ocean and a pristine white beach lie just outside. Take off
your shoes. Leave them by the door, and step out onto the warm,
sable sand. Take a moment to notice that your breath and the hush
of the waves are one. Listen.
Walk along the shore, letting the waves lap around your ankles.
Look out into the horizon. There is a sea mist. It is magic hour.
The sun is just setting among clouds . . . a magnificent scene
being played out just for you.
Walk for a while . . . listening to the harmony of the waves and
You notice the sun, which is now just a sliver above the horizon.
The sliver slips into the sea. You head for home, the ambient light
of the sunset illuminating your way.
The sand beneath your feet glows with the waning light of the
sunset. You return to your door, and you enter into your room. The
sand disappears from your feet.
You walk over to your chair and sit, and the door closes safely
behind you. You can still hear the distant waves. It mingles with
your breath. Slowly the waves fade and you are left only with the
sound of your own, pure, life-giving breath. Listen.
Feel the floor and the earth below you, supporting you. Take a long
deep breath. Now slowly open your eyes.
Continue to breathe slowly for a few moments. . . .
Beyond the Sea...
Consciousness does depend most critically on regions [of the brain]
that are evolutionary older, rather than more recent, and are located
in the depth of the brain, rather than on its surface. In a curious
way, the "second-order" processes ... are anchored on
ancient neural structures, intimately associated with the regulation
of life, rather than on the modern neural achievements of the
neocortex, those which permit fine perception, language, and high
reason. The apparent "more" of consciousness depends on
"less," and the second-order is, in the end, a deep and low
order. The light of consciousness is carefully hidden and venerably
- Antonio Damascus
The Feeling of What Happens (body, emotion and the
making of consciousness) A Counterintuitive Fact?
Cause of all suffering:
If we understand that the cause of suffering and dissatisfaction is
attachment, then it's obvious that the remedy is simply letting
go. Why are we afraid to let go and let the natural mind just be as
it is, radiant, free and aware? Why do we hold onto the past and
resist the fresh current of nowness? It's very therapeutic to
thaw our frozen patterns and develop spontaneity and awareness of
'what is' and the joy of the present moment. If you cling
to nothing, you can handle anything. Let your mind flow, free
from attachment to your belongings, ideas, agendas, schedule,
passions -- your very self identity, and develop the wisdom,
self-detachment, and equanimity that realizes that all things are
- Lama Surya Das
Awakening of the Buddha Within.
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