Written by Mathew Naismith
Recently I posted a reply to http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/ which is a forum type site discussing many topics, I replied to a topic on Finding some place to stop & be quiet which is about how we have trouble finding time to stop & take a good relaxing breath. We do have trouble doing this in our hectic life but if one was to become more accepting & less conflictive with one’s own environment one wouldn’t have to stop to regenerate like with meditation it would just happen. Below is the reply I posted inregards to this topic on this site.
I don’t meditate a lot but when I do I’m just floating around in nothingness meaning I don’t have form & neither does anything else, this is achieved through acceptance in accepting everything for what it is during meditation & in daily life. When you rid yourself of all your conflicts, which is quite easy to do, you are no longer in conflict as it’s the conflicts that stress us out of course.
With acceptance I can still be doing whatever I’m doing but feel totally at peace & rested, you do stop what you are doing but it’s very brief & that’s all you need as it’s very much like sleeping as five minutes of good sleep is better than 8 hours of fair sleep. I don’t have to actually meditate to have a WOW moment as I can have them anytime I please.
The problem is conflicts, if you can rid or even cut down on conflicts within your life one’s life becomes a lot more harmonious & peaceful. A lot of spiritually aware people will be in conflict with the ego, judgment & even negative words which are what? Conflictive. It’s a lot easier accepting yourself & your environment for what it is & when you do these so called negatives change &/or you see them in a more positive way instead of conflicting with them.
I can just be walking along anywhere & I will just smile for no reason but at nothingness & feel a huge WOW & this is the point, letting go & smile at nothing. The less conflictive you become the more you will smile for no apparent reason & it feels so good, in actual fact this state becomes more & more automatic as you practice acceptance.
How I accomplished this is being in awe of everything around me including the so called negative things for example if I held up a ball point pen & asked you what do you think of this what would you say &/or feel? It’s no big deal but when I look at the same pen I’m in awe that man could device such a device but not only that what this pen has created through the mind, how many books have pens helped to create for instance? This is only one of many things a simple device as a pen has accomplished. As we become less conflictive & more accepting we see the world in a totally different light & this new light is accomplished through acceptance.