The Spontaneous Heart
- In observing my "self" - just
watching to see what is there,
it appears that the mind wants
always to accumulate more,
... More power, more sensation
more pleasure - mundane or spiritual.
So even the desire for less - to be
"Empty", only becomes just another
accumulation of the mind.
It seems that as long as thought
believes itself to be an entity,
it will continue to remain in a
state of perpetual "becoming".
"Psychological Becoming" - "the me"
and "the mine", as an island of
the "I", and the illusion of being
a separate and permanent inward entity,
... A self-identified egotistical center.
The mind cannot move into the stillness
of the present moment, because its very
movement is just more chatter - it is only
Seeing "what is" requires direct perception,
without ANY conceptual overlay - the silent
observation of what is actually present.
... Just FEELING the very depths of NOW, with
a "Heart" that is open and vulnerable.
Can there be no identification with thought,
with emotion - with the body?
... Can there just be Awareness?
... Can the mind be still?
Action from the mind has the self-interest
of motive, because it is contrived and based
the conditioning of thinking - it has an end
... But action from the "Heart" is spontaneous,
fresh and free, and based on the sensitivity
of direct and intimate contact - it has no
attachment to the outcome.
It is the highest form of intelligence.
... It is the compassionate action of Love.