An exercise: where will your next thought will come from?
If I ask myself this question, and give myself a moment, there arises a space in which there is no thought. A pause, if you will. A waiting. A silence.
This (and meditations of all kinds) is a way to open the door between the mind and the real you, the Observer, behind the mind.
You have thoughts, but you aren’t your thoughts. You have a body but you aren’t your body.
The suffering in life comes through identification–with our thoughts or our emotions.
Our mind is a device which can categorize everything in the world, separating and classifying. For this, it is useful.
However, all my worries about the future and emotions from the past come from my mind dwelling upon them. In that time, I miss the present. The *now*. The experience of just this moment.
Which is all there is. The future is imagination. The past is memory. In reality, there is only *now*. And if now is to be experienced as now, I can’t think about it, judge it, analyze it, compare it, criticize it, or evaluate it. I can only experience. Observe.
As long as I worry, I am not present. If I am in the past, I am not present. I react. I am programmed. But I am not really here.
Meditation is the process of finding yourself, the observer, to enter the now.
“Observation without judgement is the highest form of intelligence.” – Krishnamurti
One way to begin this process of finding the observer is to study and do meditations, such as those from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, as discussed and explained in the Book of Secrets by Osho.