Abstract...From the sea of meditation arises its wonders. In the immersion in stillness, the darkness dissolves into light and the music begins, the music that carries us from thoughts to thoughtlessness. The weathers come and go but the sky remains, and so the thoughts, the feelings that have come will leave, but what remains is the perennial consciousness. As we become rooted in a conscious breathing, we become rooted inside. We learn to loosen the attachments and begin to live in the breath of the moment. We emerge from the insanity and gradually walk towards sanity. In the stillness, by witnessing, we let the thoughts and feelings pass. The key to be rooted in consciousness is to be more and more grounded in witnessing. Thus we begin to untie the clouded thoughts that grip our mind and ultimately we identify ourselves the soul, the eternal, shapeless form. It becomes the unclouded joy, the truth of all truths, the lucid beauty. We arise from body to the soul. It becomes a process of ascension. This becomes the path of awakening.
Meditation sheds a light on how to shed off the body consciousness and to leave aside the continual demands of body and mind for “unnecessary necessities”. To be simple at heart is to learn how to be tuned with it and follow the path of its authenticity. It would be to follow the wisdom of your meditative heart. Through meditation, we free ourselves from the complications of life, so we can break off the attachment to the worldly things and live in a joyous state, where we witness the influx of all that comes and goes, yet remain unperturbed by the passing of events and encounters. Being meditative, we can tap into the infinity, the unbound consciousness so the fears and worries eventually dissolve in the light of meditation.
Through meditation, you die to be reborn. And you become one with the soul. There is a gradual death of the consciousness of being bodily related and to the illusions that makes you bounded and in the sea of meditation as your soul flowers, you become unbounded. By conscious mental thinking, we can relate ourselves to the immortal soul, and not to the body which we house in for one life only. The consciousness that flows with the life force by means of the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, sense and touch induces a consciousness of matter in someone. But through meditation, as consciousness and life force are withdrawn from the five senses, the consciousness feels like a river of light that is headed towards the ocean of light in the spirit. A conscious control of the life energy creates a disconnection of the mind from the five senses.
There comes a transference of identity from the body and sensory world to the truth of the eternal soul, immortal in being. It is a moment of divine silence where the soul hears the voice of divine in an immersive silence, as the eternal words flow from beyond to one’s thirsting heart. Silence, solitude and stillness are needed to deepen and sustain the bliss of consciousness: The cornerstones of conscious living are awareness and acceptance.
Without silence, solitude and stillness, awareness and acceptance seems to be an impossibility. Through these, we can sustain consciousness over time. Without these, its sustainability fails. We transcend the state of a thinker. We find that we are the beauty beneath the chaos. We remain as the rose after the rain. The feeling has a divine bliss and energy. Abstain from all sorts of artificial sounds. Turn your third eyes towards this silence. The un-manifested in embedded in this meaningful silence.
Listening to the silence in between the sounds creates stillness. Even beneath all that seems so loud and noisy, there is a beautiful silence underneath all that. To glean its meaning is to find a light of stillness, the awareness and how it sheds a revelation of the stepping- stones need to be crossed along the pathway of life. In that realization, we discover the primal essence of who we are, our formless beauty. The awareness of the inner space is awareness of the consciousness itself. Through us, then the manifestation of the universe takes itself. And in this light, we witness the sun, moon, stars and other wonders of this universe. This is the revelation in the soul. The universe resides inside and all we feel is this awareness in the light of a formless essence. This is consciousness and it is realized as we plunge in the sea of stillness and meditation.
That becomes the moment of enlightenment as that is when freedom strikes and we gain unconditional sanity. We realize the path we walk Is not something given to us but the one paved by us as we take the slog. Through the trudging, we learn to shed what keeps us tied and fastened, and we move towards a new paradigm. There, we are unfastened, untethered and we realize all that was unrealized before. Its our footprints that make the path. None can come and pave it for us. We alone can achieve that by engaging our souls in stillness. Consciousness is the rarest of all feelings, one which is truly felt in the deep waters of meditation. Shallow waters are not the place where consciousness is ought to be sought, as the loudness and noise drowns it all, but it is the depth of noiselessness where consciousness is found and sustained.
Author.....Jayita Bhattacharjee....born in Calcutta, India and later on education from University of Houston in Economics, she had chosen her career as a trustee and teacher. Her Indian residence is in the vicinity of the famous Belurmath. Currently, she is settled in Tampa, Florida. Her books " The Ecstatic Dance of Life", " Sacred Sanctuary", " Light of Consciousness", " Dewdrops of Compassion" " are among the many that she has authored. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6850731.Jayita_Bhattacharjee