How can we end our separateness, divisiveness, conflicts, and suffering caused by igonrance? This has been a Big Question for all of us in our everyday living.According to my understanding the first important step is to be silent and attend to thughts arising in my mind without judging them and without getting stuck with them.My thoughts lead to my actions.I become what I think.Such mindfulness meditative practice of minding the mind increses and deepens my awareness of the truth that deep down we are all connected. As J Krishnamurti puts it: it is a process of healing the wounds that separate us. Divisivness ends and wholeness emerges.
Yesterday, I was leading a three- hour workshop on Mindfulness Meditation. There were 25 participants of different races, ages and religious oreientations. When we went throuh twenty minutes of Mindfulness Meditation being silent and attentive, some deeply felt a sense of oneness, intra- and- interpersoanl connectedness- no division between "I" and "you", "us" and "them", "good", and "evil"-no boundary experience, no seperation between experirnce and experiencer.
For me this is an ongoing practice and I happy to notice the expanding and deepening of my awreness.
May we expand and deepen our awreness to heal the wounds of divisiveness and expereince wholeness and oneness.