What would it be like not living in your head?
In this satsang excerpt, Vishrant talks about the practice required to stop the continual cycle of thinking.
I don’t live in my head at all.
I have no interest in my mind.
It just has been silent now for about 20 years.
When you were a little kid up to about four that’s how you live too just very present and not lost in the mind. We went to school all of us and we learnt how to live in our heads and unfortunately for most adults they never leave that space.
But because we’re intelligent, we can actually learn to let our minds go and go back to that space of wonderment of the moment without thought. And then all the characterizations are gone.
There’s just here, and there’s just now and this is damn nice.
But unfortunately, it takes a fair bit of effort to get out of the programming of constantly thinking, constantly problem solving, constantly discussing stuff inside your mind, remembering, projecting.
It takes a fair bit of practice and that’s why if you go to any monastery or ashram the first thing, they’re going to teach you is meditation in an effort to get you out of your head.
And whatever we practice we get good at. So, thinking it’s a good idea doesn’t work but practicing does work.
And so, I’m an advocator of practice.