Bliss, Birds and The Big Bang
Recently I was invited to join an internet group that is generally patronised by people from India. It is probably the liveliest and most interesting group I have looked at and taken part in since immersing myself more fully into the world that the internet gives us access too.
What makes this group so lovely is that the participants are actively looking at how the spiritual impinges on their daily lives. I am like this too but in the UK spirituality is not something discussed as part of a normal everyday conversation but for special times, places of groups.
So I actively look forward to some amusing, enlightening and wonderful posts. Those whom I have so far interracted with have been generous, warm, funny and welcoming but also extremely wise. I am learning a lot.
For instance a thought from VK is, “to think less brings much happiness, to not think at all….bliss!” I read this and, for someone with a very active mind, surprisingly, was drawn to testing it out. The old scientist in me is ever present. Well the moment we tell ourselves not to do something we immediately do it more. Music and art is very helpful. When I am painting I have realised my focus is so great that I am literally not thinking about what I am doing it just flows – comes with hours of practice over many years.
Listening to music has the same effect but even easier as I just put in headphones and am transported. So I have been actively not thinking whilst listening to music and for one day this week it was just as VK said, absolute bliss. I went to two meeting directly afterwards and both people, whom I know well, remarked at the difference in me, very positively, even they were affected by this deep peace and joy and quietness.
Later I was walking, with headphones duly plugged in, blissing along when I stopped to watch the starlings doing those wonderful patterns in the sky as they fly in flock. Incredibly they seemed to be in sync with the music I was listening to. Birds are amazing creatures and I love to watch them busily going about their life. How marvellous it must be to just fly anywhere without worrying about a baggage allowance, passport and possessions. Johnathon Livingstone Seagull here I come.
So what has the Big Bang got to do with all this bliss and birdy heaven? Well, kapow! Just being in this state for a few hours seems to have unravelled something within and quite unexpectedly this has led to a big change of being in some way. My attention and my pattern is altering. A way of being I have wanted to attain, is being forced upon me by my own self and own process but what I could not do with thinking and intellect, I am now being led to do through this power of emptiness and bliss. It is not actually very blissful when the obstacles that have stood in the way are being cleaned out, but this is a necessary beginning before something new in the self starts. It is a time of rapid expansion and new creation. I wonder what it will bring? I have a sense of anticipation this New Year.
Conceptualising everything may be a way of limiting ourselves. I propose non conceptualisation as the new way of evolution for human beings!
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