On 2/2/12, MarshaV <valkyr@att....> wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 12:22 PM, 118 <ununoctiums@gmai...> wrote:
>> I am not asking for somebody else's opinion, I am asking for yours.
>> Please explain in your own words what you mean by "direct experience"
>> so that I can understand where you are coming from.
> One way to address 'direct experience' is that of staying present to the
> experience being performed rather than losing your attention to a wandering
> mind, but I've heard it expressed many different ways. The point is, it's
> an experience, so when it happens you know it.
Thanks! Another way to address this is to consider your wandering
mind to be just that. Your thoughts are something that happen to you,
you are not your thoughts just like you are not your heart beat. Your
Attention is also a wandering mind, you cannot distinguish it from
such. Just see it for what it is, and mindfulness is accomplished.
If one does not realize this, one becomes trapped in a robotic brain
and remains asleep under that biological spell.
An experience is created in the present. We create it. Direct
experience comes from the inside as well as the outside. When we
create an experience, we must take responsibility. It does not
"happen" separate from us as something we are subjected to. Our
knowing creates it, it is not some passive observer. We are not a
world of determined victims. Responsibility comes with Self. A
Buddhist will try to relieve all sufferring, not because he is the
product of endless patterns, but because HE cares. Caring is not a