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Meditation as a Journey to the Unknowable

Meditation as a Journey to the Unknowable

Meditation is a passage into the unknowable.

The practice of sitting and being perfectly free, unattached and nonreactive allows all of the concepts of our intellect to fall away.

You see, we live in a largely conceptual reality.

What is Conceptual Reality?

The vast majority of what we experience are concepts- feelings that take over perceptual sort through attire and familiarity.

And the conceptual reality we live in is constantly reinforced through our use of language.

I am looking at something was sitting on the table in front of me.

I habitually call it a coffee cup. But of course it is not a coffee cup.

A coffee cup is just an idea, but I suppose this thing in front of me as a coffee cup.

We might next say that the coffee cup is really an object, but an objective is also an idea.

Maybe it is more accurate to say that the coffee cup is actually a collection of perceptions. Smoothness, hardness, curvedness, solidness, etc. But wait, these are also concepts.

Unadulterated Undifferentiated Perception

If we make this excursion all the way through and let go of all conceptualization we enter into an experience of pure undifferentiated perception.

It is a unity of ordeal that knows no difference. This is what is often referred to as non-dual experience in eastern traditions.

We will be allured to think of this as oneness, but oneness is a concept.

The experience that I’m speaking about is not an experience of oneness. It is an experience of not-knowing.

It would be more accurate to call it emptiness rather than oneness, but emptiness is also a concept.

The Experience of Not-knowing

To enter into a true non-conceptual relationship to the world we have to be willing to sustain a continue experience of not-knowing.

In the face of the insecurity of not knowing there will always be a part of us that requisitions resolution.

That one of the purposes of us will touch into the unknown for a second or two but will immediately demand to know what it is experiencing.

To go this far we have to learn how to rest in the unresolved, unknowable cavity of non-conceptual awareness.

The most amazing de-conceptualizing that we can experience in meditation is the radical de-conceptualization of our sense of self.

You see , not only are all the objects around you conceptualized tastes, but you are also a conceptualized perception to yourself.

Let Go

In meditation we are letting proceed of the knowledge of being the person that we think we are.

As we let go more and more, we see how our smell of self is constructed in each instant from an amalgamated grouping of awareness, recalls, passions and ideas.

All of these are constantly being shaped into its own experience of being the person that we think are.

As we let go even more we even lose the sense of separate excitements and fall into an experience of pure awareness.

We no longer exist as a noticeable self. We are there but not in any way that can be suffered. We are consciousness.

Awareness

We are awareness. But we are not an entity that is aware.

There is no entity separate from awareness. There is just awareness.

There merely is.

In this sacred room we are unable be. We cannot know anything or do anything. We simply are.

Knocking simply on the other side of an invisible entrance there will always be our familiar psyche craving for resolution.

“Let me in! ” It requests. “Let me know what’s going on in there.”

You will be invited to open the door and allow the recollection to find resolution by conceptualizing and quenching its ceaseless need to know.

If you open the door you will inadvertently initiate a process that naturally conducts back to the entire conceptual nature you time left behind.

If you refrain from opening the door and learn to rest in the unknowable you will become radically available for unimaginable possibilities.

Abidance in the unknown is the source of all creative.

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