What does it mean to go deeply within your being? It’s a place far beyond thoughts and emotions. It’s like the silent depth of the ocean—quiet and still. The deepest place you are capable of functioning from is probably not the deepest place it is humanly possible to function from.
Oftentimes, feeling deeply is confused with feeling intensely.
Emotions can be quite intense. The depth of your being is eternally silent and calm. It is called the finest feeling level. But ‘feeling’ in this sense of the word is not an emotion. It’s not even a physical sensation. It’s like the sound that remains in the room after the ring of a bell dissipates into silence. It is a physiological state of pure Is-ness—not a thought, not an attitude, and not a mood. The sound of one hand clapping. No-thingness. Finer than the finest, pure emptiness, yet completely full with eternal unbounded being.
This blog really shows how easily misunderstanding can occur. Deep does not mean emotionally intense. I am so grateful that your command of language enables you to shed light on these subtle yet very important distinctions. Thank you.
There are some really helpful distinctions in here…
Imagine living your life from that place.
The delineation between emotion and is-ness is such an important factor in our evolution. Thank you for this discerning reminder.
This is a very beautiful description!
Thank you for this beautiful explanation.
Beautifully explained. Thank you.
Reminds me of playing music. Feeling the subtlety and finding the right notes and key while surrounded by other instruments, tonal layers and arrangements, amplitude
I wish I had more quality time to ponder this. Not sure how to break away from the noise and listen to the silence.
Reminds me of Simon and garfunkel song – sound of silence. Wonder if they were talking about the same thing or on a 70s trip of some kind.
Guess I’m wonderin if we’re all talking about the same thing.
Love this subject!
“The depth of your being is eternally silent and calm. It’s like the sound that remains in the room after the ring of a bell dissipates into silence….” I just want to sit with that forever…
Very cool, i am going to frame this article
This is soul-stirring and humbling
“The sound of one hand clapping.” How profound! Thank you!
I remember once feeling during one of the Sutra courses a stillness that I can only frame in words as the reflection of the moon on water. I am grateful for the fine distinctions in your article having moved from emotionally frozen, to emotional roller coaster; now I can visit the stillness in Surya meditation.
How very beautiful…
Gorgeous ah…will feel in to this place more…and more
Really important and beautifully described!