Session 4 - Your Body and the World is an Image in Your Mind
When we experience our Body and the World, it is always through thought, perceptions, (the senses) to sensations (emotions/feelings) and hence its just an image in our mind. There is nothing outside of our experience only the Awareness that contains it.
We have been conditioned to think or feel that “I, the body/mind, experiences the world.” This is the Illusion, the “Fall” of Humanity or the Egoistic stage of our evolution.
If we understand the previous guided meditation sessions it should have become clear from the metaphors presented and practices that:
It Is “I” Awareness, the (The Knowing Presence Within Us) that experiences the body/mind and the world.”
Its no coincident thought out history the following quotes have surfaced from Saints and Sages!
“Deluded people don’t realize that their own awareness is their true self. They keep searching outside.“
Buddha – 600 BC
“The Kingdom of God is within You” & “I and the Father are one“
Jesus Christ – 33 AD
“Although you appear in earthly form, Your essence is pure Awareness. You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.“
Rumi – 1200 AD
“When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.”
Ramana Maharshi – 1940
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”
Baba Muktananda – 1980
All the above quotes directly or indirectly show us our body/mind/world is an image in our mind.
When we look closely at our experience of the body/mind/world we find that it is made only of sensations, thoughts and perceptions and that all sensations, thoughts and perceptions are inseparable from Knowing Presence.
We have already seen from our own intimate, direct experience that there is no boundary to Knowing Presence and we therefore have no experience of anything outside of it.
Note: No Laws of Physics are broken in Science! The Laws of Physics are just ultimately Laws of Mind.