Awareness is there, uncreated, freely functioning in wisdom and love, when
self-centered conditioning is clearly revealed in all its grossness and subtleness and defused in the light of understanding.
Can the inner noise be entirely left alone while attending? When the changing states of body-mind are simply left to themselves without any choice or judgment -- left unreacted to by a controlling or repressive will -- a new quietness emerges by itself.
Sitting motionlessly quiet, for minutes or hours, regardless of length of
time, is being in touch with the movements of the body-mind, gross and
subtle, dull and clear, shallow and deep, without any opposition, resistance, grasping, or escape. It is being in intimate touch with the whole network of thoughts, sensations, feelings, and
emotions without judging them good or bad, right or wrong -- without wanting
anything to continue or stop. It is an inward seeing without knowing, an open
sensitivity to what is going on inside and out -- flowing without grasping or
accumulation. Stillness in the midst of motion and commotion is free of will, direction, and time. It is a complete letting be of what is from moment to moment.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, not knowing what is next and not concerned
with what was or what may be next, a new mind is operating that is not connected with the conditioned past and yet perceives and understands the whole mechanism of conditioning. It is the unmasking of the self that is nothing but masks -- images, memories of past experiences, fears, hopes, and the ceaseless demand to be something or become somebody. This new mind that is no-mind is free of duality -- there is no doer in it and nothing to be done.