That is the title of an attention-grabbing and enjoyable e book by Richard Lang.
Varied meditation academics describe our true self or true nature not because the incessantly chattering voice in our heads, however as the attention that we discover is calmly wanting on when our ideas develop into quiet. I’ve been lucky to expertise this consciousness spontaneously on a number of events, particularly when in lovely pure settings. These days, I can even get glimpses of it whereas meditating (both sitting or in movement). A couple of creator has described workouts that assist us to get these glimpses, reminiscent of within the two books I described here. It will probably take self-discipline to apply meditation recurrently. Glimpses like these may be motivating, by letting us know what it will be like if our on a regular basis minds have been quieter.
Richard’s e book can be filled with the sort of train, and I discovered a few of them to be useful and enjoyable. Richard is a follower of the work of Douglas Harding, who’s most well-known for the e book On Having No Head. Douglas was serving within the British military in India throughout World Battle II, and whereas on go away he was mountain climbing in an space close to the Himalayas. His entertaining description of his expertise there’s advised in On Having No Head, and Richard additionally discusses it in his e book and on his website. Basically what occurred is that Douglas immediately felt like there was probably not a head above his shoulders, as an alternative there was an enormous expanded consciousness searching. This was a pleasant and stress-free feeling. He spent an excellent little bit of the remainder of his life understanding this expertise and attempting to show others to have it. Richard’s e book has a collection of workouts based mostly on the teachings of Douglas. I discovered his model of the workouts a bit simpler to comply with than the workouts Douglas himself gave in his personal books.
My expertise is that everybody is totally different and a few of these work for a few of us whereas different folks could reply to totally different ones. It jogs my memory of after I was studying to ski. The teacher needed me to maintain my higher physique pointing downhill throughout a flip with my arms degree. Telling me to faux I used to be carrying a tray of drinks and to not spill the drinks didn’t work in any respect. Telling me to faux my firsts have been headlights and I needed to maintain the sunshine shining downhill labored nice (for me).
Two workouts labored particularly nicely for me in Richard’s e book. The primary is the spectacle train. Contact your fingertips to thumbs to make circles with each fingers. Then contact the circles collectively to simulate spectacles (see image). Now deliver the “specs” as much as your eyes. As soon as your fingers contact your face, open your fingers and slowly pull your fingers away to the left and proper, attempting to trace them along with your peripheral imaginative and prescient till you may not see them. Whereas doing this, think about that your consciousness is increasing. Once I did this, it appeared like my consciousness grew to become actually giant and lined 360 levels. It was a really stress-free feeling.
The second train is less complicated to explain. Whereas in movement, reminiscent of strolling, biking, or driving, think about that you’re stationary and the surroundings is coming to you. This works particularly nicely for me whereas biking. For some cause this modification of perspective (which physicists would consult with as a change in coordinate techniques) is stress-free for me. Each this and the spectacle train can deliver on the “calm consciousness” feeling described within the first paragraph above.
Richard’s e book is on kindle limitless totally free if you’re signed up for that. In any other case, you may get a free pattern of the e book which incorporates the primary three workouts, and pursue it additional you probably have any luck noticing an “consciousness shift” with these. Richard additionally runs an internet site “The headless way“. It has a variety of the workouts underneath “experiments”, for instance the spectacles train known as “single eye”.