What Does Green Mean? December 15, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Spirit & Ego.
If we are busy thinking, analyzing, judging, comparing, contrasting, or ruminating on Rumi, we have stepped out of pure awareness.
Instead of experiencing “this moment” directly, we are filtering “this moment” through the cloudy lens of past experience and future expectation.
We lose touch with the Now.
As we SIFT through Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts, a ticker tape of memories broadcast from the cluttered storehouse of our monkey minds causes our consciousness of experience to SHIFT.
No longer fully present in the fullness of the present moment, we hurl through crowded mental corridors populated by echoes of the past.
Now, let’s mindfully shift gears.
Imagine trying to explain “green” to someone who is color blind and has never experienced any of the colors of the rainbow.
Wow! That would be . . . challenging.
We’re apt to become “lost in space” as we consider what “green” might mean to Hueless Hugh.
It’s no wonder we get bogged down when we ask questions like, “Who Am I?”
Instead of experiencing “I” directly, by letting go of thought (perhaps while meditating on the mantra, “I am that I am”), we engage in amusing musings about what “I” might mean.
But if we can’t explain what something as simple as “green” might mean to someone who has never experienced it, how can we hope to comprehend what “I” might mean without first experiencing it?
To shift back to pure awareness, we might follow Lao Tzu’s thread instead:
Just remain in the center, watching.
And then forget that you are there.
~ Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)
Aah . . . that’s better!
Attempting to understand consciousness with your mind is like trying to illuminate the sun with a candle. ~ White Fire, Mooji
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