Aug 23 2013
Do not allow knowledge to stand in the way of the Truth. Let go of assumptions. Let go of monkey mind thoughts.
If you want to see the sunset, you have to put aside all the words. Descriptions… the words actually block the experience.
“Too often, the menu is one’s knowledge and the food is the experience.”
Ajahn Brahm talk on Letting Go…
In order to experience Life, it’s skillful to learn the process of letting go of our intellectual words & descriptions to see things just as they are. Letting go of expectations, thoughts, emotions, assumptions, and preconceived notions of how the world works, or how you make sense of the world frees your mind up to fully immerse in the experience. Letting go, allows you to see what IS.
“What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things.” – Alan W. Watts