In many of the world-class athletes and children I work with that the moment they begin thinking or they do what we call trying, they stop breathing. The flow of light is segmented. This is for me reason stutter’s don’t stutter when they sing.
Attention, being ‘at tension.’ You said being in a meditative state is turning off the thought process. The thought process isn’t turned off. One simply recognizes that thought, like your heartbeat, is going on all the time. The heart is always beating. If I stop, close my eyes and I tune in I can sense something is going on. It’s going on no matter what I’m doing. This activity going on in what we call mind, this movement of thought-clouds across our field of awareness is going on for most people all of the time. I notice in myself that it is going on less and less. I don’t find myself thinking much or interacting with that activity as often as I used to.
Thinking comes in several different ways. I speak about them as thoughts that have us or the thoughts that we have. Frequently simple revelations of things come into our awareness and there’s nothing to do about them. They just come in and I have an ah-ha. Nothing is restricted inside. There’s nothing grabbing for anything. It comes by itself. You don’t go looking for it.
That’s totally different than when we begin looking for something by way of the mind. With that looking process, all of the sudden, everything restricts. The field of awareness restricts. The field of vision which is measurable, for instance, in a child - you can actually measure it restricting as they go from seeing life as a whole to seeing life through a hole. Many children who have learning difficulties, who are deep in the mind trying their hardest to get things to happen, have measurable tunnel vision. They are only perceiving a tiny aspect of what’s actually happening.
I was intrigued with this not only because of my own history as a child and young adult with these difficulties but because I’ve worked with thousands and thousands of children who were labeled as dyslexics or learning disabled or ADD or whatever the terminology of the day was for these particular kids. What I noticed is that when we begin thinking about something, what happens almost immediate is that there’s a lessening of this energetic relational dynamic that’s going on between the physical being and the non-physical energies that surround that being.
I’ve noticed in myself and in many of the world-class athletes and children I work with that the moment they begin thinking or they do what we call trying, they stop breathing. They either hold the breath or the breath goes only into the upper chest cavity. What I’ve noticed within myself and these individuals is that the flow of light is segmented. Their flow becomes segmented. This is for me reason stutter’s don’t stutter when they sing. When they’re more in the flow, in the moment if you will, something is carrying them. When they’re ‘trying’ to make something happen it never gets any further than the tip of your tongue.