fopylo Posted August 12, 2022 Share Posted August 12, 2022 I've kinda new what it was referring to all this time, but I've just discerned it, can see it better in my experience and a quick understanding. My conclusion is that Oneness is... well, sort of the Flow, when everything is moving together without thoughts about separation. It is like direct experience, when experiencing an experience, you're experiencing the experience as one whole - one whole experience. So Oneness is basically abiding/living in this connectedness, in this wholeness of the experience. So now to how I've discovered that: I was breathing and was thinking to myself "the breath is kinda boring ngl". I've tried attempting meditation after a long time of not doing it... just to learn about it and contemplate, as I like to. And I've noticed something special - In the moments when discord is felt are the same moments I have thoughts about separation - about a 'me', 'breath', 'inhale/exhale', 'body parts' As separated things. This is important. Those thoughts refer to things that do appear, like face, breath, feeling in the mouth, the breath... however, it is the belief that all of those are separated that makes all the difference, all the discord, because now I'm living in separation (not in oneness) with the environment/experience. It has always been that in the moments of feeling good/truthful/joyful/lucid that I've been experiencing everything as a whole, as one. So now, about the breath. I was feeling my breath, and naturally thoughts appeared separating the 'breath' from everything else, since it is the point of focus. I felt the discord, but I could also choose to focus on a wider area of feelings to reduce the discord and feel more connected (though I was worried I won't be doing the meditation correctly). I was feeling everything that came up, but then I was like "ok, what now about the breath? I am kinda flowing, but then what about the breath? However, I still don't want it to take me out of the flow and into. separation..." So I was focusing on my breath and made it as the One. I was feeling the breath breathing together with everything being connected and whole. It isn't about discerning the breath, but feeling the wholeness, by simply being the breath. The wholeness is the keyword, not the breath. Way to tap into this wholeness: Expression - tapping into the wholeness of this moment, not leaving anything behind. It is returning to honesty and illuminating the relief of emotion. I still have a way to go. I've just done like a 10 minute meditation, and I still have those discordant thinking habits some times. I'll take it slowly, and probably not rush with the meditation. What do you think? @Phil Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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