IS THE ‘COCK-UP’ OUR GOLD STANDARD?

Is The ‘Cock-up’ Our Gold Standard?

Why Everyone Must Meditate

Everyone must meditate
to make sense of our mind and the world in which we live.
Meditation is a reminder of what is reality.

The world is in constant chaos and confusion, run by bewildered people who like it that way! This confusion creates worry and stress, leading to a lack of confidence and, because of bewilderment, indifference.

If, in early life, we are surrounded by noisy, over-confident people while we’re still feeling our way, we can become fearful of being able to cope with life (I’m talking personally here!). There are those who seem to ‘get it’ (fit in), while others do not (feeling, “Why would I want to do that?!”)

Some think they ‘know’ what it’s all about, and get on with being competitive and living the dream, while others ask what it’s all about. All my school reports said, “Anthony is a dreamer” … but their dreams didn’t make sense to me! Life is definitely not what we’ve been led to believe; it’s not just about making money, with life becoming more complicated in the guise of “Well, this is what we have to do”. We can live very simply and happily, without all the extra ‘doings’. 😀

Through this very recognition that thinks there must be more to life, we seek a different path to follow – one of inner investigation, looking at our spiritual psychology – consciousness itself. We are not even what we think; we are consciousness first and foremost. And guess what? It’s quite happy being simple.

Meditation is simply resting in stillness, without following the imagination and thoughts. This brings about clarity as the mind is being trained not to wander, so we focus on the breath and simply … be. It is then that we start to notice that, because of habit (programming), we want to get up and do things, but here we just stay focused and break the pattern of behaviour.

The strange thing is that meditation actually makes us more creative, because we develop insight into the nature of mind and whatever clouds it, without being encumbered by others’ ideas. In fact, we have no ideas of our own as they are merely acquired from our environment – we don’t have and original thought, and we don’t need an original thought! We pick up fears and false hope from those around us, but that which sees this is our own originality – pure consciousness.

We are pure consciousness. We are already the happiness that we seek. It is just a matter of becoming familiar with this true reality. In this true reality, there is no fear and no hope and no ignorance. These emotions are all in the mind – in our imagination.

When we know the world is potty, confused and in chaos … everything then makes sense! We are all following someone else’s dream, and have made it our own. Silly 🙂 We have no need to better ourselves; we are already perfect – in consciousness, that is. And this bring us to karma – the life in which we find ourselves because of previous actions and reactions (our programming).

Meditation is merely coming out of that programming, cutting through our habits and behaviour. This meditation practice brings an end to the karmic cycle of going round in circles.

We can now smile at everything.
We are free in the moment of seeing.

If everyone meditated, what sort of world would this be?
Definitely better than it appears now, right?

If we all meditated, maybe the ‘cock-up’ wouldn’t be our gold standard any more.
Meditation: anti-cock-up device.

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