Step #10, Luminous Perception – Day 2 “In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete.” Now that is a luminous perception… and this polar bear seems to be in a position to take it all in! The perception aspect of ‘luminous perception’ is as much about receiving as it is about seeing. Our eyes see by receiving light in the same way that our mind “sees” by receiving light. “I see the light” means you’ve taken it all it, you get it.
Jazz musicians often talk about being “in the zone” where improvisation takes over. In this space, the mind is receiving its creative instruction from on high, the fertile ground above the brain following sheet music. The mind becomes luminous in this higher space; both evocative and invocative, as well as asking and receiving. In meditation, the mind becomes a vessel. We can rest a seed thought within it, simply place a sentence, word, or phrase into the luminous space of the mind and allow it to effloresce. In this meditation, we plant the seed, “In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete.” The mind is free to improvise. Enjoy!