Listening to Silence:
We are torn between wanting to listen to silence and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world. Sometimes just by being sensitive enough to the first part, it provides the energy necessary to prevent the second... The selfish and destructive conditioned mind behavior that was in control of my life is now mostly in a place of neutrality. I would never say the conditioning is gone for good because just by labeling it that would give it the needed energy to return. It's very important to see what's in place as being the point where we connect with the world, but not making it into a story. We live in a world torn between wanting to listen to silence and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world. Sometimes just by being sensitive enough to the first part, the energy necessary to prevent the second is provided. In stillness all truth arises. The point of this is to show how you only need to focus on being mindful of yourself, not focusing on saving or trying to change the world. The more mindful you are of your own behavior and actions, the more things around you will change.
You will never stop the sounds of the world, but you can listen to your own heart and not be a part of the surface noise by keeping your own house in order instead of being overwhelmed trying to change everything else. When we are mindful of our own conditioning and we take care of the place where we connect with the world, we offer the world our true self. Not by trying to change it or by ignoring the surface sounds, but by simply listening to the silence that’s in place beneath the noise...#thinking #awareness #divinity #desire #love #spirituality #freedom #lifestyle #meditation #energy #truth #Buddha #change #fear #mindfulness #unity #peace #Jesus #kindness #grace #humility #karma #zen #intention #awakened #transformation #now #impermanence #compassion #addiction - 1 hour ago