Moss-covered Monk

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Daily Musings - November 5th, 2012 - Subconcious - 潛意識 - Qiányìshí

Subconcious - 潛意識 - Qiányìshí

Denizens of the mind-
Angels and Demons
summoned out of thin air,
by our subconscious.

Meditation opens the doors to seldom-ventured areas of our subconscious. When this occurs, extraordinary awareness comes to us with striking spontaneity. Truths become evident, which were once opaque; we perceive events that were too distant to differentiate. There is, however, a limit to what meditation can achieve. No one can become more than human, through thought alone. They have only opened the door, revealing the latent potential within. Everything that is possible is locked within us, as we all possess a part of Heaven, and a parcel of Hell.

Because we possess this potential, we are sometimes haunted by the painful struggles of our past. The problems and conflicts we have once faced are tough to exorcise. Although we may practice spirituality, the ability to move on, to create a new life, brings past hurt to the fore-front of our memories. These dreams are not demons of another world, nor are they the karmic manifestation of errors in past lives. This pain is the result of our scarred subconscious. No matter how diligent and dedicated we are to the faith, this pain remains our companion each and every day. This is what is meant by the sages when they say, "Hell is within us."

We provide the battleground for good and evil. There is no need to look above, or below, for the source of this conflict. Everything is to be understood, through us. The struggles which must be transcended - the painful scars of the past - begins and ends with us. Harness the power within. Tap into this energy, and you will find that which is truly divine.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao