Physical and emotional pain is inevitable, it is part of life and something we all experience. Whether or not we suffer however, is a choice.
As we grow in our meditation practice, we start realizing that good and bad, happy and sad, sickness and health, pain and pleasure all exist in the experience of our Ego. The Ego is our social mask, our physical body, and our very own creation of our illusionary self. Through our meditation practice we start to identify the Silent Observer. The Silent Observer is our true self, our soul, our spirit (they’re all the same thing.) The silent observer can be found in the field of silence, in consciousness. When you get tangled up in a thought or emotion, close your eyes and ask who is the one thinking this thought right now. Just by asking the question you are shifting into a state of higher awareness, the silent observer. Remember that you are not your body, you are not your mind, you are not your thoughts, or your emotions. You are the thinker of your thoughts; you are an eternal Spirit. Our true self who has never been born, never dies. It is our eternal witness, way beyond the ego self, the senses and the mind.
In meditation we distract our thoughts that are disrupting our pure consciousness. We move from activity into silence, which is referred to as the gap. The gap is pure consciousness where there is unlimited potentiality and creativity. Meditation allows us to go beyond activity, words, thoughts, and into who we really are. The eternal witness.
“Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends, the ego and the self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment” -The Mundaka Upanishad
Lifelong entrepreneur and resident of the 1000 islands. Started his meditation practice in 2018.
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