Another scorcher in prospect.
'Don't meditate! Don't meditate! Don't cage your mind".
I used to have a regular, morning meditation practise based on a Tibetan Buddhist group I had attended.
The call to do this meditation has gradually waned and I no longer feel motivated to do anything in particular in the morning except to sit quietly.
My life in general feels more meditative than it used to be and this feels natural to me now.
The only part of the Tibetan practise that I still keep up is prostrations, but this is mainly as an exercise to keep my back strong.
" there is absolutely no difference whatsoever between the consciousness of an enlightened being and that of an unenlightened one "
I can't argue with this, I probably don't fully grasp though it as it leaves me a little non-plussed.
Better not to be waiting. Waiting implies that the view is imagined to not be already clear and that something ought to happen that isn't already happening.
So what is "the penny"?
Ha yes. For me the waiting is not so much an eager anticipation but more an amused noticing of whatever does happen, when it does. I also don't expect this penny dropping (the realisation of no-self) to be anything special by way of an event.
As a matter of interest I did have a spiritual experience a few years back where I suddenly saw the one-ness of everything.
It only lasted a few seconds but it was very lovely. This is not something I'm craving to get back to. If it happens it happens, if not, no dig deal. I don't set any great store by it but it helped me to know that an experience of oneness is possible and that at the time it felt like truth.
For the joy of it all