|I really like the logic and details of the first paragraph. At first I was thinking that I would be reading about the Titanic.
The second is perfect for showing how deceiving things can be on the surface and, when we delve deeper, we find that there can be peril or something unexpected.
The first two paragraphs are perfect for setting up the third paragraph and the topic of the article, the meditative mind. The comparison between the iceberg and the meditative mind is a great analogy.
I agree, I could never see how a brief 20 minute interlude could totally wipe out the stress of the day particularly since we jump right back into the fray right away.
From what I've read, Reality Meditation involving a meditative mind as the day unfolds is a much better way to deal with issues as it resolves things in the moment they happen, not re-invented when we go into a room for a 20 minutes break. That makes so much more sense; to get rid of conflicts when they happen. It is developing the meditative mind that can be challenging to many.
I really like how you used praying and preying in this sentence to get your meaning across.
It's great that you have gone into detail to explain attention, watching, and meditation because, as a reader I would want to know how to achieve Reality Meditation.
The constant noisy brain which is mulling over things from sunrise to sunset, continually jumping from one often meaningless thing to another can begin to undergo a subtle transformation during daily life if the simplest of actions, which is attention, is present. Attention is meditation. The room where it can happen is this gap between thought. Attention is to everything on the mental screen, both outside and inside your head. Attention is the act of watching. Watching is meditation. Not watching and judging. Not watching and commenting, evaluating and choosing, but just watching, Period. Period means just that. Period means no thing else. ( do you mean nothing? vs no thing?) Observing, looking, attending, seeing, is all of these things and doing nothing regarding what is being seen. Just looking at it, attending to it, this is meditation in action. This is the fire that burns the old away! It is the beginning of a mind coming into deeper meditation, which is not only the awakening of intelligence but the laying of the groundwork which cause the gates of heaven to open, but not by you. You this ego burdened , ( burdened, ) bloviating entity, the one with countless thousands of yesterday’s worn out, repetitive baggage . (very descriptive - bloviating - I think of the jargon that so many people use in daily life instead of saying what they really mean)
With this action employed, you will see that the output from the brain will begin to slow and the space between thoughts will start to widen of its own accord, by itself, and it will do so naturally without your help. This space increases with a truly new and silent quality. It widens, and creates depth and space without the you (I'm wondering if the 'the' is necessary or if you might want to say, 'the You') meddling with it and presents to the meditator the platform from which the unspeakable depths of meditation and the unknown become explore able. (explorable) This action is the epitome of the common phrase "let go and let God". In this slowing, this widening, one can observe the field of awareness expanding, while stress is melting away as would a cube of ice on a stove. That widening space, indeed that space however narrow or wide is the gift which has already been given, It may be the pearl of great price. It is the sentry at the gate. It is the only place in the mental economy where you are not, and the other, the nameless, is.
This is a complex paragraph that I think the average brain won't be able to wrap their heads around it. One more paragraph or sentence to relate the above paragraph to the Meditative Reality would help clarify.
This space, this platform, is the most important tool in the consciousness of man, and although it is visible thousands of times a day, most people are not even aware that it is there, this rose without thorn's. (thorns)
I hope that I've been helpful. I reviewed for overall topic and clarity. I liked the analogies, the details, and the attempt to put something so thought-provoking into words. I think that someone reading this would want to try to achieve an awareness to how they deal with life's conflicts.
Thanks for choosing me to review.