We are a squirming tangle of presumptions, assumptions, inferences, prejudices, biases, preferences, likes, dislikes, loves, hates, etc., and our seeing/hearing/knowing/doing/being are controlled-- or strongly influenced-- by these invisible/unconscious/natural/automatic responses to our environment. We do not know why we feel the way we do, and I feel that most of us do not know what we feel any of the time. We are moved/motivated by powers we do not realize or comprehend. They come up in our dreams and in our spontaneous reactions to our experiences, shocking us with their force, urgency and impact. Leaving us wondering where that came from. There is nothing like emptiness, stillness and silence for introducing us to aspects of ourselves we do not know is there. In the quiet solitude of awareness, we are exposed to aspects of our mind that are normally buried beneath the noise/complexity/drama of the everyday routines and demands. How long can you last without the diversions/distranctions/ entertaining pastimes that normally protect you from the experience of your experience? Sit/walk quietly watching what is going on within the constant clutter/chatter of mental activity. Become intently aware of the inner you. See how long you last before you have to turn up the volume and increase the activity to take your mind off your mind seeking to find what drives your boat on its path through the sea.
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