October 9, 2012
It Is as It Is
No need for even Nothing
This Epic Peformance of
It’s all a mime…
Beyond The Silence
“In the third split we separate our body from our minds. The mind is given pre-eminence in almost all people. The mind starts steering, judging, analyzing, fixing, controlling, and trying to dominate body and soul. Most people think they are their thinking! That’s what contemplation can help you resolve. It allows you to find the deeper self—prior to thinking about it, prior to the judgments you make and the preferences you have, and your endless mental commentary on everything.
It really doesn’t matter what you think about things, believe it or not. This is a revolutionary and humiliating breakthrough for most people. What matters is WHAT IS.
People with mental illness or Alzheimer’s are clearly people who deserve reverence because they are made in the image of God and yet their mind is gone. That should be telling us that you are not your mind. Your mind doesn’t make you human. You are something bigger than your thinking.”
From an unpublished talk in Assisi, Italy, May 2012