How to Realize Inner Silence

blissmusic's picture



Average: 5 (1 vote)
candle.jpg

"We create ourselves
on top of the silence that is here.

We build ourselves up
to be a certain someone
that expects things to be a certain way.

But it is all built out of thoughts.

And the thoughts are sticky,
they are magnetic.
They have a power behind them
that comes from identifying with them
so they run with great speed
into this moment and keep coming back.

With so much non-stop noise
on top of this moment,
how do you realize the silence?

That is why there are spiritual tools
and practices that start to purify
and clear away all of the noise
on top of this moment;
that start to weaken the hold
thoughts have over you.

Then you can begin to realize
what is really here beyond all of that noise.
Not in the sense of knowing it,
understanding it,
but rather all understanding
disappears into it.

You do not become silence,
you stop identifying
with the noise on top of it
and then there is just silence;
limitless silence.

Everything is that silence.

You move in silence,
speak in silence,
eat in silence,
breathe silence.

It is a void
yet at the same time
it is radiant.
It radiates bliss energy.

Question is one,
are you willing
to do what is needed
to realize the silence;

and two,
are you willing to give up
the perpertual creating yourself
to be a certain someone
separate from this moment
to experience what you really are.

Not very enticing at one level,
until you realize the limitless peace
that is you
and there is no end to exploring
and delighting in that.

Much love,

Kip"

For More Free Teachings on Meditation & Self Realization
And to Sign Up for the Free Shakti Awakening Sessions by Phone
Please Visit The Teachings on Enlightenment Website



Tao of Jonathon's picture

Silence

Tao of Jonathon
Namaste Kip.........
Well stated...almost like a song. I could not say it better..♥

Tao of Jonathon | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:34
blissmusic's picture

Thanks

Thanks Jonathon! Much love to you

blissmusic | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 01:27
mbnarayana's picture

Silence of MIND?surely it is

Silence of MIND?surely it is licence to god

mbnarayana | Mon, 10/07/2013 - 07:58
Quantum's picture

Stillness

I feel I have easier 24 X 7 access now to a Stillness I did not realize was always there.

I enjoy that Stillness. Abiding in it, while sitting outside with a cup of coffee, a pastry, looking at the trees. They come alive. So green. As if I can feel them.

I enjoy that stillness. Abiding in it, while engaged daily activities.

But it is still not yet a permanent state. I still get distracted by my thoughts when they rev up during the day. But yes, the tools are there. And it is easier to enter that still again.

Thanks for your post. Someone understands. So good to know.

Quantum | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 17:23
blissmusic's picture

Thank you

Thank you Quantum! Do not worry about a permanent state. Just be in stillness for this moment. That is all that is needed. Much love

blissmusic | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 01:30
Quantum's picture

A question ...

I have a question I have been wresting with since reading Eckart Tolle's works 6 years ago.

You said above, regarding thoughts, "They have a power behind them that comes from identifying with them." That does imply that thoughts lose their power when the identification with them is broken? In the past, my thoughts, specially when identified with them, sometimes caused very strong emotions, and electronic things blew. It was very expensive. That hasn't happened in a while because I watch my thoughts, my reactions, etc, etc. I'm a lot more careful. But I still wondered if thoughts are present, even the strong kind, but I remain "detached" from them, not be identified with them, you know, like notice them objectively, will they become less harmful, and not, like.. you know...cause electronic appliances and automotive electrical system to blow?

Quantum | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 17:30
blissmusic's picture

power in thoughts

I can only say the power I am talking about that is behind the thoughts is attachment. When you allow thoughts to flow while remaining resting in peace/awareness, the thoughts simply move as s flow of energy without conflict. I have never seen thoughts have an effect on electronics so cannot comment on that.

Much love,

Kip

blissmusic | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 01:33
Quantum's picture

Present

Maybe I should have said strong emotions, or strong feelings.

But, yes, thank you. The present moment is all I should focus on. Just enjoy the stillness now.

That's nice. :)

Namaste.

Quantum | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 05:11
blissmusic's picture

strong emotions

Yes, there is a lot of energy behind strong emotions. And that is Shakti, pure bliss. So try allowing those emotions without getting involved with them. Allow the thoughts to come and go around the emotions without analyzing them, justifying them or getting involved with them. And allow the sensations that are there, allow yourself to feel the sensations. So if the strong emotion is anger, allow yourself to feel the sensations that you call anger, allow yourself to rest in this moment and fully allow the sensations to be there and move as they want to move. Then that intense anger will transform back to its essential nature of bliss. If you really look at anger it is a surge of energy that you feel the need to release. But if you just allow it to be without trying to release it nor repress it you will feel it as an intense amount of Shakti. Then you can experience any strong feeling as bliss, you will feel and make use of the intense Shakti that is behind it.

Hope this helps.

Much love,

Kip

blissmusic | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 05:50
Quantum's picture

hmmm....Perhaps my Karma sent you today

I understand completely, and believe it or not, from my own personal experience. I cannot explain it any better than you just did, and I'm not very familiar with the word "Shakti."

But perhaps if I share my experience, you may find it fits with what you just described.

This happens quite a few times, but I will use the singular form in referring to the situationa. While meditating, my son, currently 2yrs 8 months, enters the room and makes noise. Vocal noises, banging noises, toy projectile noises, etc. Initially it made me angry, upset. So...

1) Fist I focused on the physical SENSATION of the noise, but I quickly realized that the body sensations caused by the floor pounding underneath my legs was pleasant. Similar to a vibrating massage. Even his screams produced some sort of pleasant sensation pulsing through my brain. That that felt good too.

2) But, I was still angry! Then I realized it was the "Angry" feeling that was "upsetting" and causing the "suffering." (Buddhists may say that wishing things were different is what causes suffering.) So, I focused on the physical "SENSATION" of anger. Just the physical, gross and or subtle, SENSATIONS of anger. And to my utter surprise, it felt like neutral energy. That's all it was. Just a neutral sensation. It is the mental labeling, perceiving, that caused a chain of events that caused resistance, etc, etc, that resulted in "suffering." But, without the story, without, the mental memory, the sensation is JUST SENSATION.

What happened then is that, the noise continued, but it blended into the background, just like the walls. Or, like the engine noise on a Ferry. You don't notice it after a while. And, I was able to continue sitting in meditation, for the entire hour, or so, without being distracted by the noise.

I do this "sensation" focus now, on any kind...well, specially the unpleasant kind...of emotion. They feel like nothing more than "energy", the "pain intensifies", then it fades. And then I yawn. Then I feel better. A lot better. Relieved, actually. Same way someone might feel after a good cry. Sometimes I feel really good. As though I had a tight knot and a massage therapist released it. Or, as though I just got cracked by a chiropractor.

Oh, by the way, in the past, sometimes the sensation is so intense when I feel it exclusively that my eyes actually water. But after it intensifies, it fades, I yawn, and I feel very relieved. What arises, fades. Impermanent.

Sometimes if the sensation is strong, and mental labeling and commentary becomes distracting I find myself repeating mentally, "This will pass, this will pass, this will pass..." While holding on for a rough painful sensation ride. And it always fades.

I did not know this "energy" was the "Shakti." Given that explanation, I can use continue doing this with all negative emotions to transmute them.

I could be wrong, but maybe this is what is called "Cognitive Therapy" in psychology.

A rose by any other name is still a rose. What ever it is called, it works.

Thanks for your feed backs, Kip.

-"God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap"

Quantum | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 20:40
blissmusic's picture

Beautiful

Beautifully said. You're on the right track. Thank you.

Much love,

Kip

blissmusic | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 00:05