598Re: Body Intelligence - Eve
- Jul 1, 2002--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "tosime2001" <tosime@l...>
> Over time, mainly through meditation, I have begun to appreciatethat
> I have several "intelligences" or minds. One mind, my "ego",I
> dominates so much that I thought it was the only mind I had. There
> are two experiences I remember which highlight this.
> Many years ago, armed robbers who were trying to steal my car
> attacked me. I was so scared my mind switched off and I went into
> an "inner mind" mode. To my surprise, I knew exactly what to do.
> There was no fear. I was perfectly calm even as I ran for my life.
> ran in a zig-zag pattern to evade the gun shots. I dived over ahedge
> and instinctively turned as I jumped so I would land facing myand
> assailant (it was night time and quite dark) my plan was to land
> instantly freeze. If I saw that my assailant was still following meI
> could then decide which way to run. At the time I thought, who iswas
> doing this? I was behaving like a trained soldier but I had no
> training. As soon as the danger was over, my mind took over and I
> back to normal.surprise,
> The second incident was more recent. I had been searching for a PC
> cable for hours and was about to give up. I decided to experiment
> by "not thinking" and just allowing my body to move. To my
> I went directly to where the cable was hiding in a bunch of othermy
> cables. This was a very strange experience as I had to "surrender"
> body to my "inner mind". My meditation experience made it quiteeasy
> to "shut my mind down" for a while.with
> There is a third more general experience. I am finding more
> frequently that I do not have to "think" to say things during
> important occasions such as when I gave a speech a few days ago and
> today when I attended an interview. When I shut down my mind, I end
> up saying the right things for the occasion. Many times I am
> surprised at how appropriate my responses are. My main problem is
> keeping my ego-based mind in the background.
> In terms of parts of the body, I am beginning to appreciate that
> possibly all organs and other parts of our bodies have some sort of
> innate intelligence. The problem is that they don't communicate
> words. I am guessing that each organ has its own way ofYes, thanks for sharing.
> communicating. It might be partly the way we sense the organ but it
> might also have others channels. I am still exploring this. At the
> moment I use my mind to translate the sensations into some kind of
> thought, but this is not efficient as the mind adds its own
> I hope this helps Tony
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