How to Be Now and Neutralise the Self Perpetuating Wheels of Thought.
Being now, is much more than just not thinking. But not being able to think at the same time, is the first, most noticable and practical effect of broadbanding. So this is relevant for human life, today more than ever, because we often feel the need to be able to stop the continual repetitive chatter in our minds, and get a bit of simple and direct peace of mind.
Broadbanding has the effect of temporarily slowing down and even stopping the self perpetuating abstract memory systems.
Throughout evolution, broadbanding has been the unquestionble and natural way to switch off, stop doing everything and be still for a moment. Animals know it's vital, to periodically check their surroundings, and be fully aware and receptive. And for animals, this is indirectly a constant reminder of how it feels to be now and still.
Without trying it out, you might feel as though there is so much happening, that it would make you crazy to be aware of it all. And it would make us crazy if we had to focus and then think about it all; but to be aware of it all, you can't think at the same time.
Without focussing on anything you can't start thinking about it, and consequently you can't want it or want to repeat it. Broadbanding disconnects the regenerating basis for thinking. It devolves the system.
Broadband sensing is a very direct connection (it's more than a relationship) with the immediate environment. In order to be now, aware and awake, and feel a sense of connection with what is actually happening, nothing surpasses broadband sensing.
The senses are seen as the door between us and the world outside of us. In a broadband reality our senses connect us with the world. The irrational feeling is : we are the door.
Doing things which are in keeping with nature
People who meditate often say that 'it comes by itself' - 'don't try so hard'. But broadbanding is something which wanting to do it, and trying to do it, and being attached to it, doesn't prevent it happening. It encourages it. It's reliable. It actually stimulates inner peace by trying.
If we want eternity, we probably have to focus on eternal things. But if want to be now, still our thoughts, with a basic feeling of connection with our world, we need to learn from animals, and how they use their broadband sensing.
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