Quantum Exposed: So Many Detours, So Little Active Memory
Jul 27, 2018 12:04AM ● Published by Corey Starliper
Bill Gilman's faith in my work and continued dedication to promoting it has resulted in far more than I could have expected it to.
People have thanked me for changing their lives through this column.
My ability to process that waxes and wanes, much like the Moon, and it is to this processing glitch that I attribute my frequent extended sabbaticals.
This phenomenon is not restricted to my work with Bill. It presents in abundance, spread out like a hand across multiple facets of my life.
No man or woman alive is immune. Habit becomes mindless and loses luster, and walking away usually means forgetting until it serves us to come back.
Millman says that we zoom in and out on higher learning like the lens on a camera, zooming in as we reject trivial pursuits in favor of deeper experience, panning back as we acclimate to the shifts in our energy fields, and zooming in again (often over caffeinated beverages) when we realize that there is more to living than just being alive.
This is not to disregard the sense of frustration that we might feel when we get those reminders.
How did we lose our way again?
Consider taking comfort in the fact that realizing we've gone astray is cause for celebration.
Many forms of meditation, including Zen, are structured around the phenomenon of forgetting. It's easy for us to get caught up in a daydream in a quiet room with our eyes closed, especially when the object of the game is not to do it.
We are encouraged to focus on one thing--the object of our meditation--whether that be breath in the body, sound awareness, metta meditation (where you meditate for someone else)...one thing.
Here we go...one thing, one thing, nothing else is important but the one thing, breath in the body, the body, why is my body here? Why am I here? What is everyone else doing? How are they doing with their meditation? Do they hear the same things I do?
Oh! That's right.
The one thing.
We resume our practice in the present moment, grateful for the opportunity, for it is only with the awareness that we've drifted that we can lend ourselves once again to the task at hand!
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