Re: And This Too!
Posted by josef on 12/11/2009, 7:35 am, in reply to "And This Too!"
: in peace,
Yes, interesting. Another hint to how complex our brains are, how little we know about what how our experiences are determined by what is "written" there.
What I've experienced with meditation and reading Taoist, Buddhist texts, etc., is that what is ordinarily simply accepted without reflection becomes very questionable and challenged on reflection. Rather than just living with the results of our conditioning, slaves to it, we can become truly and actively cognizant of the processes that have built an anger, a fear, a defensiveness, whatever. Simple cause and effect. We can examine with increasing clarity what comprises this "I" that has previously been the driving force behind everything we do and think and are.
In the doing of that, we are no longer compulsively bound by what went before, but are freed to affectively choose what to embrace and what to disregard as truth about who we are. To consciously engage in sorting out our very identity is "practice", meditation a powerful tool.
What could be more interesting and valuable than this life-altering journey of discovery?!
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