The Still Mind

Our world observed from stillness


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Why You’re Not A Genius, But Should (And Could) Be

Geniuses are always admired by people because it seems as though they have some innate mandate from the cosmos to manifest mental brilliance and display it to the world. The most commonly known individual is of course Albert Einstein, as well as Steven Hawking; artist, Picasso; writers like Dickens and Hemingway; inventors such as Thomas Edison, and other lesser known “mental artists” like Jacque Fresco (check out The Venus Project to learn about him and his work). As brilliant as these individuals are and were, what is unknown by most people is that their abilities are not something that is outside the reach of the average person, because these individuals are (and were) people, just like you and me. So what is the difference? The difference is that they lived by their imaginations, and nurtured them and exercised them. They are in tune with what is referred to as the super-consciousness, or higher consciousness–the aspect of our being that is everywhere and in everything, and which governs our conscious and subconscious operation. The average person, when they are young is consistently discouraged from using their imagination to view the world as they ascend in age. What is not known is that imagination is not just something that is used to pass the time when one is young and then should be forgotten once one has reached a certain age. It is the aspect of oneself rooted in the frequency of existence that is trying to get one’s conscious self to create something in this reality. If it goes ignored, or worse, is actively quelled, then according the workings of the subconscious mind, over time one will learn not to listen to their intuition, and it will diminish (though not totally disappear). Let us examine why.

The conscious mind can be described as the “monkey mind,” a description very prevalent in Chinese thought where it is known as Xin (pronounced “hsin”) or emotional mind. The monkey mind jumps around like a little monkey (hence the name), rarely if ever being fully present in the current moment. This erratic mind just so happens to make up only 5 to 10 percent of the overall consciousness spectrum in which we operate. Despite this, it seems to occupy the entirety of our everyday experience, twenty-four hours a day. With such a troublesome little guy hopping around in there, it may come as no surprise that it gets in the way the majority of the time, preventing the subconscious mind from fully coming to the forefront, and unleash its total potential.

The subconscious mind, or the yi (the wisdom mind), is the part of consciousness spectrum that stores information and acts as the foundation that brings things to the surface, so to speak. Most functions of the human body are carried out subconsciously, and some can be both conscious and subconscious, like breathing for example. The subconscious mind has a big job, regulating things that the conscious aspect is too busy jumping around to handle, and it does more than command the involuntary mechanisms in the body. Deep-seeded thoughts and modes of behavior are the domain of the subconscious. I’ve found one way to describe how the subconscious mind functions using the movie Click, starring Adam Sandler. In the movie, Sandler’s character receives a remote control that allows him to operate his life as if it were a DVD player–pausing, playing, fast forwarding and reversing his reality. Eventually, he ends up fast forwarding so much, that the remote, having learned his behavior, automatically fast forwards through the same scenarios again and again, leaving Sandler’s character an old man, who missed out on his entire life. This is essentially how the subconscious mind works. It stores behaviors then recalls them at opportune moments, like an auto-pilot function. Now, this subconscious mind that is running the show below the surface makes up roughly from 90 to 95 percent of the consciousness complex. But here is the key: the subconscious mind is the direct link to the superconscious mind, which is connected to the ways of all of existence, and is precisely why, for instance, it is possible for people to know what is happening with others even when they are hundreds of miles away. Ideas that seem to come straight out of the blue, and intuition have their origins in the superconscious mind.

Those individuals who have allowed themselves to develop a firm relationship with this aspect of their being, have extreme insight and thus develop ways of doing things that the average person deems to be impossible. Why? Because the average person’s subconscious programming is such that they believe that they are separate from everything else, and that they can’t be creators or geniuses. For if you have been told throughout your life that the world is the way that others say it is, and each time that imagination (the superconscious mind) has attempted to manifest something, it was immediately quelled, one’s subconscious programming thus learns that this being that they are cannot do anything unless it is derived via pre-approved behavior and methods; the momentary flashes of inspiration and quirkiness are dismissed as mere childish fantasies. As a result, they don’t get nurtured, and thus fail to become anything other than silly daydreams. And what those who know not how to think outside the indoctrinated programming attempt to do, is make others think the way that they do. Unbeknownst to them, essentially what they are doing is inhibiting the progression of the human race one person at a time, by attempting to eradicate extraneous and “divergent” modes of thinking. This is all too common with parents and their kids, where the child is discouraged from living in “fantasies.” Parents usually have the best intentions in mind when it comes to their kids, so it is understandable that they would want them to be able to fit in and succeed in society. However, what they usually fail to realize is that the very thing that they are trying so desperately to stop their child from engaging in is precisely the thing that could serve to make their child succeed in a whole new way. Conversely, one whose mental faculties have been nurtured and humored on a consistent basis, tend to become unbounded in their abilities, and have the infrastructure in place to create things which other’s say are impossible.

 

How To Access The Super-Consciousness

Everyone’s brain can be limitless, it just depends on whether you allow it to be or not. The best way to start to explore this side of yourself is through meditation. It’s true that there is always a steady, cliché drum beat all over of “meditate meditate meditate,” but that is for a reason. Meditation will quiet the monkey mind, giving one the ability to access the part of their consciousness that can only be fully realized when it is nurtured and given room to grow. Since this is not a post on meditation, I will not delve into any details of its practice. If there are questions as to how to do meditation, there is an abundant resource on the web, or you can also contact me directly. I will be happy to answer any questions concerning meditation and some of its subtleties. My contact information can be found on the “Contact” page of this blog, or you can just leave a comment below. 

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The Still Mind Digital Music Album Is Now Available!

Sound, a familiar thing it is,

Though from where does sound end and hearing begin?

A song must be heard to become a song,

Else the waves in the air just carry along.

All that exists is a child of sound;

Its constituent vibrations birth matter abound.

The song of a bird aids plants to grow;

An orchestra can cause weeping,

with the sweep of a bow.

Prepare to become a part of the song of existence.

Still the mind.

Relax the mind.

Soothe the mind with The Still Mind.

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Track list and discriptions:

1. Song of The Lonely Erhu
Story of a lonely Chinese erhu singing a song of eternal searching.

2. Guan Yin Dancing in The Pure Land
The erhu makes another appearance here, in celebration of the enlightenment of all existence.

3. Forbidden Love
An adventure in love that is decreed not to be.

4. The Middle Kingdom
“Zhōng Guó” in Chinese (literally “middle kingdom”; “China” in Chinese) is expressed here with music that needs no translation to be understood.

5. Song of The Sun
Peaceful, rhythmic music build around the 126.22Hz sonic hum of our closest star, the sun. A piece of music build to invigorate, and soothe. Played loud through speakers, it will cause healing vibrations to fill the room, employing the principles of cymatics to sync sonic energy patterns of matter at the atomic level.

6. Stillness in Movement
Soothing music to fall asleep by, commanded by the beautiful Shakuhachi flute. Perfect for bed time, or anytime when deep relaxation is just the thing that will hit the spot.

7. The Meditating Zither
A single Chinese zither playing in the midst of a rainstorm. Great meditation music.

8. East Meets West
A mellow, rock-esque melding of eastern and western melodic elements.

9. Vixen of The Ice World
Theme of an ice underworld princess who knows what she wants.

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Song Shu Says… [Humans]

 

Oh, you humans….

 

A pine seed will only grow into a pine tree;

An apple seed can only grow into an apple tree;

So, too, will the mind grow into its own true nature.

But like seeds, where a pine seed can not grow into an

orange tree,

And an apple seed can not grow into an oak tree;

The mind will grow into what ever tree it is able to

grow into.

Application of the force of will is futile;

Force against those you raise will damage their roots.

Force will not make growth happen;

Instead it will ultimately end up killing the seed.

When it grows, and what it grows into is up to the seed

and the seed alone.

 

No supposed to be…

No should be…

Competing against those who are perceived separate,

will kill both,

For both believe that both are superior to both.

There is enough for everyone, and it will only become clear,

once everyone knows who they are.

 

If no one knows who they are, then there will always be

turmoil.

If you know who you are, then you know existence is on

your side.

… No need to bend it to your will,

because there, then, is nothing to fear.

 

Your brains are bigger than a squirrel’s,

yet it is a squirrel who seems to know more about

being human than you.