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In praise of Curiosity
May 09, 2016
Hello,

We have all had experiences of what I call full engagement. It is a trance state where all of our attention is focused on what we are reading, pondering, acting on or absorbed by. We are fully open to what is in front of us and often we will be curious - “what are we seeing (or hearing or touching) and what is there for us to learn and make sense of?”

And when we are curious it is enough that we see and learn. We should cultivate curiosity – almost always it will help us more than simply to judge.



SILENCE
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Embracing silence is a wonderful thing. Sometime it is referred as a cosmic hum..It is going on all the time but we don't generally notice it. When our mind is open and relaxed we begin to hear it. When I describe this to others often people try to find it and they say "I can't hear it, what's wrong with me?" It is not a thing that anyone can find, rather you just open to it by putting your mind into a state of receptive awareness. In this sound of silence we begin to understand non-thinking, because when we are just listening to the cosmic sound there is no thought only pure attention. Even if we are in the middle of London or in a traffic jam in India or in a heated argument, we still hear the sound of silence. It integrates mindfulness to our thoughts. When we are washing dishes or driving we can hear the cosmic hum at the same time. In this state of mindful emptiness there is no self, no nationality, no race, only pure love and intelligence.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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