This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Space of Awareness

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen from the space of awareness…

It matters little what noise arises, but how you listen does matter in the sense if it comes from the space of awareness. There’s all kinds of noise around most of the time, but what’s mostly heard is labeled from impulses and opinions. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen, and you can only listen when you’re in the space of awareness; this is when you’ll truly hear. This space of awareness arises from silence, there’s nothing to think about in this space. A dog barking, a car beeping its horn, a helicopter, a waterfall, the ocean, all sounds can be heard and as with any sound they can annoy you or the can anchor you in the present moment. There’s so much noise that goes on in between your ears, but it has nothing to do with the sounds that are around you.

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. As I was sitting in my backyard the other day, listening and watching the birds, the neighbors son came out to play basketball in his yard, he also preceded to play his music very loud to where my serenity was disturbed. I immediately took a deep breath and realized that although I was enjoying the birds, I wasn’t in the space of awareness. If I was when the sound changed to what arose from the silence, in this case my neighbors music, there wouldn’t have been a disturbance. One deep breath showed me this as it allowed me to be in the space of awareness to the sounds that were there in the present moment instead of the mind agitation of the way my impulses and opinions wanted it…

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