Being still

An image comes
No thought can be without one
I wonder if…
Maybe we can
Erase the picture
Lose the thought
What if it was gone
No more repeating
No more suffering

Maybe we could instead
Let the image be in our head
Watch them pass
Be the witness
Like clouds on a windy day
Like children running in the park
Like snow tumbling
Leave our energy to our soul

Let’s send our energy to the new
Allow ourselves to create
Allow ourselves to grow
Become a shining light
Become the butterfly

Be…just be
Silent like the deep blue sea
Quiet like the sleeping bear
At peace like the highest peak
Calm like the windless day
Beauty like nature
Bright like the light of the sun

It’s time to shine
it’s time to let go
It’s time to love
It’s time to accept
It’s time to surrender
It’s time to be still

Objects

Once we say ‘my car’ or ‘my iPhone’ or ‘my…` anything it becomes part of us in terms of how the mind reacts and perceives material physical objects.

If someone scratches our car or we crack the screen on our phone it is felt the same as if the attack was on us, like we wear scratched or injured. The mind brings pain and suffering.

Our everyday ‘consciousness’, which in reality isn’t consciousness but is a mind dominated dreamlike state, constantly in thought, has no energy for the background, which is always there and is peaceful. The mind is concerned with its mental objects, our thoughts, and our possessions, physical objects.

We rarely have a consciousness of the background, for example, a ticking clock, the crunch of the gravel as we walk, a bird singing, a car passing, someone singing, the music that is playing and so on. The mind and its fragile ego are too worried about the car being scratched or the fact that some other minor thing has happened, to even notice or give energy to the background. We completely miss it, unaware of its existence.

True beauty and amazing things happen in the background, there is calm, peace and stillness there, away from the suffering that objects bring us. Yet we will often spend our whole lives only being aware of objects mental or physical unless we choose to become truly aware of the moment and all that is there.