The meditation teacher thought I was new to meditation and he and another man and I had a fascinating conversation about it all and the diverse ideas and thoughts about technology, religion, spirituality, and what is our role in humanity. “just be” is much easier said than done. It is that space of trying to walk and live in dispassion that seems to be the exact opposite of what the west teaches us to be.
I keep lamented that in the west, we keep accruing and covering up more and more of who we are, or were created to be with the accumulation of things, cosmetic surgery, make=up, and any of the plethora of ways to medicate yourself from, “yourself.”
Ideally, letting go of all that is not who you were created to be, letting go of all the pride, insecurity, fears, and need for any medicine or covering yourself up with anything is more along the lines of what the old monks have been trying to teach. I have to admit there has been some change, yet, the more I learn, the more I realize just how much farther I want to go.
We touched upon the last 5,000 years of humans on the planet and the coming robotic age, and we came to a place where if you look at the actions of man, we really haven’t evolved all that much in thousands of years. We have excelled at making things and being toolmakers, we just haven’t really figured out how to love each other more than we try to eradicate anything different than our know experiential life story.
It is traveling the planet and working within all the various countries that have become a great gift to me later in life. It is a bit like the mathematics and engineering in college, I wondered, “why am I learning this?” yet, when I opened the lab space up, I was amazed at how much of what I was taught was actually used in one form or another.
I will keep going to this meditation group for a while, as it really is good for my heart and soul. it also has me modifying the controlled human spaces and quizzically looking that it really is not needed, except when someone asks “how” to grow in the spirit – the answer of “go out into nature, and sit, and wait.”
“I don’t know until it happens. when it does, you will know.”
in our instant gratification world of people keeping busy for the sake of never having to look at themselves, it does not bode well.
“what do you mean, go and be still, until???”
People don’t want to hear instructions like that. we tend to want some path or clear cut, minimal to no risk journey that is easy and fun, not someone saying, “just be still and allow God to do the work inside.”
the journey to combine the head into the heart is far more complicated than to live from just the head.