Two become one; this may be a possible prospect for mind and consciousness. Roxanne Sartori from Facebook. wrote a post comment yesterday. This comment considered these two topics and the human existence. This initiated a burst of inspirational ideas that I would like to discuss shortly today. Roxanne’s insight into these topics is beautiful. We should not be using so much of our existence questioning, debating, or assuming anything. Rather we should simply do our best to “feel” what we “know”. What we know does not need to be examined, clarified or categorized. Perhaps it only needs to be accepted. This, in itself requires much from our human existence as a universal consciousness. The individual human forms that are being manifested with universal oneness can make experiencing that which is known to be quite difficult.
Many people; including myself, are continually pondering and discussion topics concerning the mind and consciousness; to what ends?
Thereby most people already have a deep underlying knowledge of what lays beyond mind or consciousness. We know, what is to be known. This awareness allows us to see that we are literally chasing our own tails. We can not describe that which is indescribable. Lao Tzu (Laozi) wrote this in the first chapter of the Tao Le Ching (The Book of the Way):
“The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.
The unnameable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness
The gateway to all understanding.”
– Written by Lao-tzu: Translation by S. Mitchell
We can feel consciousness through the mind. Perhaps it is better to say that we can become aware of the awareness through both mind and consciousness. The mind generates conditions that allow us to feel what we know is there. The trick is not to get caught up in the interpreting and defining of the known. This knowing is always in the now. The key may simply be in this awareness of the known, acceptance of the known and practice of the known. The mind can actually help do this through intelligence and emotions. Many people; including myself, have contemplated whether intelligence, emotions, ego, etc. are restrictive / manipulative to the awakening of consciousness. Perhaps we have really been complicating the “known” too much through such ideas and observations.
Two become one; or were there never actually two? Mind and consciousness don’t become one; they are one. Is this not true concerning this and everything? Everything is essentially one. It may stimulate the “mind” to ponder on topics of existence, the universe and life. This is one of the many things that the mind does; it analyses existence experiences. We will most likely continue to do so as mind and consciousness continually develop. These traits are features of the human species. The actuality of our existence, the universe and life may truly be found within what Eckhart Tolle so wisely termed; the “power” of “now”. The moment; when it is experienced fully, contains the totality of everything. It is up to us to decide what to do with “everything” in that one precious moment. The “power” is our mind and consciousness. The “now” is eternal.
The two videos are from Alan Watts. The videos offer wonderful insight into the topics we are considering.