Our consciousness often does not know what our subconscious wants. We think we want something, but when we get it, we realize we wanted something else. When you wish to hear the voice of your subconscious, try meditation. Meditation opens a secret path to your subconscious. Our consciousness may desire money, power, and prestige, but our subconscious desires selfless love, harmony, humor, beauty, sacredness, peace, and acceptance.
When we listen to silence, we can hear subtle vibrations. While listening to the vibrations, ask a simple question: What is it that is listening? There is no listener. There is only listening.
When I gaze upon water, I become water.
When I look at a flower, I become the flower.
The flower riding on the water, yippee!”
—ZEN MASTER SEO-ONG (1912–2003)
When our bodies are fit and healthy, we feel light, almost like air. But just because we feel light does not mean our bodies are not there. It takes a lot of effort for our fitness to appear natural and effortless. But just because it appears effortless does not mean that no effort was made. What we call our “spirit” or “enlightened nature” exists like air, so light and natural that we are not aware of it, unless we train ourselves to be mindful of it.
Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.