There’s a song in there somewhere.
Seriously, though, I have been working with this little exercise for a few weeks now and I think it’s working…because it has me feeling a little edgy. I’m trying to experience the emptiness of a world that is empty of self and I’m finding it to be a little disconcerting.
You can try this right now. Look around at your computer screen and the wall behind it…let the details register. Now close your eyes and feel your contact with the chair and the floor. Imagine those contact points starting to swirl together as the perceived boundaries dissolve. Let yourself really feel the swirling energies (fake-it-til-you-make-it rules apply). Now bring the image of the room to mind and let the colors start to wash together a little like a sloppy watercolor.
Open your eyes and see what it feels like as all those boundaries try to snap back into place. Do this a dozen or so times a day in odd places for a week or so and get back to me.
Don’t worry if you start to feel a little edgy because…waking up is hard to do.