In talking or writing about mindfulness and meditation, many will give you techniques and things to practice to get to a certain point. However, real mindfulness, wisdom, and meditation may not (by any means whatsoever) be what can be attained through practicing or through following methods laid out by others. Wholeness is not at some point; it is everywhere and nowhere. Taking a route to it is like following a road to the totally pathless, which is ludicrous. (It’s like trying to measure the immeasurable, like so many so-called scientists are trying to do!) Related to this is that being and becoming are essentially the same thing. “Being,” as does “becoming,” reinforces the self, the center, with its dependence on sensations, pleasure, and time. The intelligent mind does not try to be in a state of being, try to be what is non-becoming, nor try to be in a state of non-being. Such trying would be a further extension of becoming and would reinforce the self and its dependence upon time. In not trying to be or not be… the mind may naturally blossom as what is beyond dependence and measurement. The measureless is timeless; a point in time is always limited. A natural mind can intelligently use experience when necessary and may go beyond it without striving to become or be anything.
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