Before you start the next paragraph take this minute to just relax your shoulders, focus only on the screen and try not to listen to any sounds around you or inside your mind. Now, take a deep breath into your lungs and hold a second. Now let go.
Let go of everything that has been wearing you down. There is no need to hold onto anything that is physical or mental. If given the option to carry a 50 lb weight or nothing what would you choose? Well, I know I would choose to walk around life without that 50lb weight. Then why do most of us carry around mental weight? Did anyone ever tell you to drop that extra mental weight? Well if not, I am telling you “put down the mental weight”. You? Yes, YOU!
Time to center ourselves again and focus only on a deep breath. See how little by little the less mental weight you are carrying. Isn’t that better?
If we can take the time to center ourselves and let go of some mental weight then we can learn to breath. When we learn to breath we can begin to enter the state of your mind and then reflect. Reflect on if this is what you want to be doing or if what you are doing is reflecting? You may soon realize that you put yourself in a little circle in and around yourself. It can become a very dizzy, spinning mental state if you don’t take some precious time to breath.
Are you a person who is constantly spinning in their mind? If so, then learning to breath is a great little practice that can be done by anyone and anywhere. And the best part it is FREE. This is obviously something that should be taught to little children throughout adulthood so that a new generation of active mindful people are engaging in real life pursuits.
Releasing the extra mental weight and learning to breath is a practice that I don’t believe most people actually do. One can hear about meditation and yoga or mindfulness or numbness and think “that’s easy, I can do that anytime”. But then one never gets around to actually doing it because they are so busy.
Well I give you the permission now to just sit and close your eyes and take some time to breath.
It is a simple word or term…Middle. For example you can have two roses and a torn in the middle. But I don’t want to talk about the middle of anything physical. I want to talk about the middle of your mind. The place that isn’t known where to exist but remains with your physical self at all times. The physical part of the self I like to refer to as The Shell.
Without the Mind are you, You? Without the Shell are you, You? Or, can You only exist with both the You and Shell? I believe that either can exist on their own. The part that I think is so fascinating is the You without the Shell. The Mind. What a beautiful and yet so unknown to exist. It is time for everyone to get more into their Mind.
If we take just a moment to reflect on just the Shell. The Shell is a busy place with action everywhere. The Shell just have skin and bones, blood and water, heart and brain. All of these things are busy trying to get you from point A to point B. So the Shell has plenty to do on its own and why it should be examined for being what it is.
To get to the Mind you first have to learn how to focus on it. You need to try and relax. Take time to take some deep breaths in and out of your lungs. Try to be still. Try not to focus on anything around you. Imagine that nothing is around you and you are all alone. Now block out all sounds, ringing in the ears, pain, tension going on and focus on just the Mind. Can you picture yourself inside your body and in your brain? You may start out by feeling and reacting to your whole body. Now try and focus on something inside of that, like your heart. Feel your heart beating. Just the beating of your heart and nothing else. When you have that position of focus on your heart slowly start to go up your body from your shoulders to your neck to your brain. Are you there? Can you find your brain?
Now that you have finally found your way to your brain it is time to look at different parts of it. Can you concentrate on just he front of your brain? This time try and focus on the base of your brain in the back of your head. Now take some time to try this for a few minutes just going back and forth from the back of the brain to the front of it.
Were you able to notice that you can reflect on the different parts of your brain? Well now is when you get close to the Middle. This is the point so close to Middle but very difficult to get to. However, it is possible. To know that it is possible only makes the theory almost fact that there is the point of the Middle.
Many sensations then to occur at this point of discovery. Flashes of bright light are seen even though your eyes are closed. Ringing in the ears occurs from a high pitched sound to a low level tone. Your body may also slightly relax and twitch and you may experience a pain in the back of your throat.
When all these things have occurred you will find yourself at the middle of your Mind.
Not finished…be back later
We all know that we have five senses. It was one of the first lessons and most of us have all of them: taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch. But, could there be a sixth sense? And could that extra sense actually be the one where NONE exist? That is question I try and seek the truth too.
Let’s imagine a person who doesn’t have any of the 5 senses. They are sitting right beside you. Can you image that? When that person is sitting there do you think that they are at peace? Do you think they “think”?
In this example let’s try and have you do the experiment. Ask yourself “Can I use each of my senses?” and go through them one by one. In your brain think “Can I taste something?” and you think, Yes. Yes, I can taste some slight sugar on my tongue. Now think “Can I smell?” and you inhale a deep breath to smell the wet dog laying beside you (maybe). Now think “Can I see?” and you look down and see these letters. Now think “Can I hear?” and you hear some chatter on the television in front of you. Now think “Can I feel?” and you touch your right hand to your cheek and you know you can feel.
Now you got all of these wonderful senses let’s try and see if you can be without them. Yes, I said that. Try and eliminate all senses that are surrounding you. This is a very difficult task and I can’t image you will succeed your first time. But when you do, then you will be experiencing that sixth sense.
The sense greater than all of them is remarkable the exact opposite and it nothing, empty, zero, void. The greatest feeling one can experience is that one of mindfullness.