Non-Striving Mind

Using the Nineteenth Century psychologist William James’ belief that the spiritual personality is located in the silent interval between thoughts, one can imagine a non-striving technique enabling Spirit to emerge. Observe the mind as it darts around, while subconsciously noting the quiet moment that occurs in between these points in time. But make no effort whatsoever to bring the silence about, and do not even consciously note its appearance. Eventually one perceives, but only after the fact, that these quiet intervals have increased. This recognition occurs when you have realized that you feel peaceful, time feels eternal, and your ego feels more ethereal. Not dwelling on this recognition, but remaining mindful and allowing it to pass, opens the door for further transpersonal awareness to come forth.

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