Beyond Thought November 23, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature.
Thoughts often pull us out of the Now, causing us to become distracted and discontent.
Unburdened by a steady stream of chatter, we experience life without a filter ~ awake, aware, alert, at ease.
Nature helps me shift from thinking, with its perpetual analysis, judging, and weighing, to “just being” ~> sensing sights, sounds, and smells.
Until . . . thoughts creep in on padded paws and begin to negate the state I’m trying to embrace by cluttering up the space with words.
Rather than following these passing thoughts, I allow each to drift away, and return my attention to “just being” with the wind and the waves. Listening to life’s heartbeat.
Content again (for now), my mind settles down.
The waterfall flows. The clouds part. The sun shines. As a detached observer, I watch the Eternal Now unfold without feeling the need to steer . . .
Here I am.
Alive. Awake. Aware.
Watching the “what is” as it is.
Allowing it to be.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Attempting to understand consciousness with your mind is like trying to illuminate the sun with a candle. ~ White Fire, Mooji