15058How the mind works.
- Aug 30, 2006The feeling of being an individual person, an `I', attaches
itself to an object, a person, an emotion or an action, and identifies
with it. As a result of this identification it might say, "I am a
person", or "I am happy", or "I did this". This idea of being an
individual person, this `I' thought, can only exist in association
with other thoughts or perceptions, not in isolation. Once you strip
the `I' of its capacity to latch onto thoughts and perceptions, it has
to subside back into the source where it came from. There, you
experience the Self, without the individual `I' intruding. Focus
exclusively on this subjective feeling of `I', and each time we become
aware that it has attached itself to some thoughts, ideas or
perceptions, we should go back to the inner feeling of `I' and try to
stay there as long as possible. Once we have done this for long
enough, the `I' no longer jumps out to attach itself to objects but
subsides instead into the source. In that place one experiences the
great peace of the Self that is always there, but which is usually
covered up by the activities of this individual `I'.
from http://360.yahoo.com/josongeorge5 - be as you are.