The Experiential Meditation mindset and methodology are primarily based on the truth that to be able to expertise the reality of a factor you need to have far from it. For instance, you possibly can’t learn a newspaper held towards your eyes. An area in wanted. This methodology provides you that area, that distance or detachment.
In any other case, you solely see with the non-public half of your thoughts as a substitute of the entire thoughts which incorporates the unconscious. Consequently you will not see the entire image. You lose readability, make errors, do not function to your potential — and do not have a clue why!
This mindset causes you to expertise life neutrally or objectively as a substitute of personally. You expertise life simply because it. Simply because it presents itself. You retain your private bias and opinions out of the witnessing and experiential course of.
Practiced throughout moment-to-moment every day exercise, Experiential Meditation is about experiencing a factor whereas being conscious that you simply’re experiencing it — on the identical time. It is like a spy watching a spy watching him. Or it is like taking a look at your self taking a look at your self within the mirror! You are as if as soon as eliminated. Taking a look at your self within the third particular person.
You are doing two issues without delay — utilizing each components of your thoughts at…the identical time, the acutely aware half and the unconscious half. It is like daydreaming whereas driving. You are acutely aware of each the dreaming and the driving concurrently. The acutely aware thoughts is on an outer factor whereas the unconscious is on an internal factor.
This isn’t “artistic” exercise as a result of the daydreaming — maybe of an upcoming work trip, isn’t associated to the driving. That is simply random considering. It is noisy or uncontrolled considering of a sort that occurs many occasions in the course of the day and serves no helpful goal.
To ensure that an motion to be artistic, the acutely aware and unconscious have to be engaged on the identical factor on the identical time. They have to be related. Be actually on the identical wavelength. That is precisely what occurs while you’re within the “experiential meditation” mindset.
You are not solely utilizing each minds however are connecting one to the opposite. You are accessing the unconscious thoughts, the very supply of all information and artistic energy.
Which means no matter you are considering, feeling and doing — in the event you’re conscious you are doing it and conscious that you simply’re conscious, you do it very a lot better. You suppose higher, really feel higher, sense higher, do your work, hobbies and relationships higher. “Higher” that means extra insightful, clever and artistic.