Sunday Spirituality | . un-clustering the living mind . Voice of Suzen zen poetry

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Very few, if any, of your existing beliefs are your own . . . they will be clusterings of other people’s ideas, opinions and rules. If this is so, then very few of your thoughts will be your own or original.

 

Living Mind

Your buddha-mind

is

a living mind

and not

just something

kind-of

attached

to

the back

of your brain.

It envelops you,

as

a

subtle body

of energy,

and

works with you

and

your

brain-body,

your

buddha-body

,

,

,

through

the mindbody

dynamism

of

the brain

and

the

nerve centres.

.

.

.

It is a living,

organic

whole

within

the living

organic

whole

of existence.

.

.

.

To

un-cluster

the

living

mind

we “un-pack”

the nests

of thoughts,

,

,

,

ideas,

opinions

and rules

to which many

of your emotions

will

be tied

or

anchored.

.

.

.

You will note

that

none of this

has

anything

to do with

your ego

or

will-to-power.

.

.

.

And this

is

because

we

are dealing with

the

Living Mind,

,

,

,

the ground

of

your awareness

which

is

fertile

and vivacious

and always connected

with

your

Unborn Mind

and

your

Eternal Being Nature.

.

.

.

The mind-clusters,

,

,

,

the nests are dead

they

are

old

and

outworn,

,

,

second –

or

third-hand

even

before

they cluster

and

attach themselves

to you.

.

.

.

You cannot

shout

at them

to get rid of them,

,

,

as

you can with the ego,

,

,

as

they have no drive

of their own.

.

.

.

You have to

just

carefully,

,

,

and patiently,

,

,

“un-pack” them . . .

.

.

. . . clearing

space

for

new

structures

to open up

in

the

Living Mind.

.

.

.

Cluster and to cluster:

a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

( synonyms bunch, clump, collection, mass, knot, group, clutch, bundle, nest;) ;

to form a cluster or clusters.

[synonyms congregate, gather, collect, group, come together, assemble].

.

[image : Phrenology by Elena Ray elenaray.com]

 

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suzen

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Published by suZenYoga

Writer, Yoga and Meditation teacher

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