When one is not thinking, when one is not caught up in mental concepts, allowing the mind to be still and quiescent, there is not a blankness at all. On the contrary. One will never feel more alive, more free, more radiant, more at peace yet highly creative. Alive is actually the best term for this state of mind. One feels alive, really alive, filled with the joy of living but without the tension or heightened buzz of mind-numbing emotions that wrecks our bodies when one thought rises after another to destroy our peace of mind.
If the mind does not rise in thought, then neither can it rise in one emotion after another, swaying us this way and that in pain and confusion. If the mind sits in a single state of alert but relaxed attention, the only corresponding emotion is love and creativity. To sit in this state of being is like being a small child again that is uninhibited by should I, what if, and ‘this is not what I expected’. There are no comparisons, judgments, expectations, or disappointments. Life is taken for what it is, rather than what we think it should be. Life is excitingly joyful with each moment being a revelation. You remember what it’s like being a child don't you? Colours are more vibrant, the smells of nature more noticeable - everything seems more alive. This is because we are being in the moment rather than thinking.
This deep Silence and peace of Being is a beautiful thing to behold, to hold within your mind. It is a relief. A guiding light. A warmth and security. Really it is indescribable. It is your true Self, beyond time and space, beyond personal words or thoughts.
You must know that, if you consciously hold this awareness of mind, then it is only a matter of time before you hold it in your physical reality in one form or another. Such is the law of consciousness. As above so below. Peace of mind brings forth a peaceful life.
Know when I speak of Awareness, I am speaking of our subconscious that sits in the womb of the one true Soul aka Awareness, which is the activity of Consciousness aka Spirit. I am speaking of what is behind your thoughts and feelings. Believe me when I tell you that this state of Awareness or Soul is by far superior in experience that any thought or feeling one’s mind can conjure up itself. The Soul is far from being a blank state. It is that activity life itself. It is love and love is the movement of life.
The law of consciousness states that whatever you behold with all your heart (emotion) and all your mind (Thought) and all your soul (love) you will create in one form or another. When Spirit, Soul, mind align as the Present Moment, miracles happen. Know yourself beyond thoughts and feelings. Know yourself beyond the vessel Consciousness derived from a conscious mind cut off like a branch from the vine.
Be still mentally and know Thyself beyond as the pure formlessness of all form.
~ Tracy Pierce