I read a few different articles discussing language and thought process and how they affect the way that we generally perceive reality. Although it seems that we share the same reality on the objective level, like the things that we physically can experience, there are vast dissimilarities in our perceptions and interpretations of any given moment. Take as an example a crime scene where witnesses share what they saw just happen. The stories rarely completely match with each other.
The words we use and the meaning we give to them and the way we structure our thinking lays the foundation for the interpretation of what happens around us. Ultimately the less cluttered my mind can be, the more consciously I can witness and have awareness of my inner world and thus clearer perception of the world.
Let´s dive into some examples.
A thought rising in my mind: ”Oh, there are just too many things to do. It will be overwhelming. How can I manage this?”
This may be a thought that you have had recently? Or in the past quite possibly. What happens on the inside here? First there is the perception of many things happening at once and a bit of a chaos. Clearly the past experience is brought in to solidify that idea. Also the fact that it has been overwhelming in the past and it will be that again now. A despondent conclusion of the thinking process leads to a question that one believes has no answer.
As I repeat these kinds of thoughts in my mind I solidify them and give them a reality that manifests in my experience and as an idea ”this is what the world is like”. Hence I create my world through this perception of it.
There could be someone else next to me facing the same situation, but in that person’s mind we could hear something like: ”Hah, I love a good challenge. I will take one thing at a time and make the best out of this!”
In my examples you can see quite easily that the approach is different and will surely create a different kind of experience. I am not revealing a big secret here. Many of us know this quite well and yet because of the extreme subtlety of our minds the unconscious layers remain in the dark and continue to create effects that baffle us. You might agree with me that our attitudes and thoughts indeed affect our lives, but what can you do about it? Or how can you direct it?
If you wish to experience deeper levels of the mind consciously, a very subtle form of thinking, the Ishayas call it Ascension, can be used as a vehicle for that purpose. The simple mechanical techniques draw the mind inwards and as a byproduct of this movement the awareness expands. The person doing the practice develops a witnessing state of consciousness naturally that allows for more conscious thinking and an actual choice how to direct your mind.
If you have not yet been introduced to this ancient practice, this is a great time to get to know it. Chaotic mind with many conflicting thought streams creates a very unstable reality. You may look outside and think that the world is chaotic, but where is it ultimately all coming from? From our minds and our thinking.
A clear mind, a mind capable of experiencing the present moment, produces a stable inner reality where one is not wasting energy on inner conflict or shattering awareness into the past or future projections. The thinking changes at those deeper levels of the mind and Ascension gives the tools to train the mind to think at those deeper levels. Sounds perhaps complicated, but the actual practice of the Art of Ascension is extremely simple.