During incarnation, mind seems to function largely through the quality of activity. This is why a quiet or calm mind can require significant effort when learning to meditate. However, Mind is a wave of cognition, a wave of awareness and, as such, behaves like a wave of light.
- Reacting mind functions as a quick oscillating wave with little space between thoughts and therefore no peace. For most people this is the daily state of mind: bouncing from one thing to another, or rotary thoughts or worries, quick rising aggression, judgement, inner commentary. This fast-oscillating wave also demonstrates in immediate responses to beauty, joy, the needs of others, problem solving, and creative processes or improvisation. Many of these human states of mind are troublesome and tiring. The ones that are buoyant, creative, or altruistic – thought rapid and responsive – have a higher vibration.
- A responding or contemplative mind expresses a longer frequency in the wave of awareness or cognition. There is more space between thoughts. This provides opportunity for detachment, non-personalization, and assessing if action is necessary. So often, reacting mind is ruling which denies reflection, consideration, stepping back to think about action or words. When we experience a state of meditation, or art, or Nature and such, space between thoughts has increased and, thereby, the space of mind is being sustained as more spacious. The “me”, which is a contraction of senses, beliefs, thoughts, and reactions also has temporarily decreased. We are experiencing the space of Mind.
This meditation is the first of a series for the Intermediate (2nd) level group within The Practice. For information on the Intermediate level of meditation training and practice, contact me.
Podcast (downloadable): Waves of Mind: 1