But there is a feeling of sustained perfection to be found within you.
This feeling is very similar to what would normally be described as perfect. But it’s different to what we call perfection in that it doesn’t depend on anything external (victory, accomplishment, someone else) and that it lasts indefinitely.
While I imagine there are various ways to experience this, the only one that I am familiar with is meditation.
There’s a point in meditation where the physical boundaries of your body disappear. It might be similar to being in 98.6° water. The feeling of where your body begins and ends, where it is separated from your environment, literally disappears.
Likewise, there’s a point in meditation where the mind effectively disappears. At the beginning of meditation practice the mind is full of thoughts, as usual. If the stream of thoughts passing through the mind is like water flowing from a faucet, the act of meditating effectively closes the tap and the thought flow becomes a trickle, then a drip. The spaces separating droplets of thought continue to increase until thoughts stop flowing altogether.
When the body and the mind disappear (not objectively, but relative to your perception) a feeling of absolute completeness emerges from the void.The feeling is one just like perfection experienced through action or engaging your senses with the world, but this feeling lasts longer than a fleeting moment. The feeling is accompanied by the realization that while you could open your eyes, get up and go do something, nothing you can experience “out there” will compare to the experience you are having “in here.”
You can experience this sustained perfection whenever you like because it’s a permanent part of you. Just as you are a physical body and a mind with thoughts and emotions, you are also this extremely subtle, yet unquestionably real essence.
It’s there right now, as always, but it’s hidden under your thoughts and sensations. Every time you go deep inside you’ll find it the same; perfect.
And when you experience it enough you’ll know that it’s as much a part of you as your hands are a part of your body and your personality is a part of your mind. You’ll know that a part of you is perfect.
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BODY – MIND – SPIRIT