When the mind is silent, beyond weakness or non-concentration, then it can enter into
a dimension which is far beyond the mind, the true reality.
This quote from the Upanishads dates back several thousand years. The Upanishads are part of the Veda, the oldest holistic model of reality. This quotation is interesting because it speaks of the mind as a gateway, which is “silent beyond weakness or non-concentration.” Some people are ignorant of meditation. They think that it is a type of relaxing experience, similar to sleep and that anyone can experience it and master it.
Yet, if you go to the philosophies of meditation, such as this one, they tell us quite the opposite. They say meditation demands an exploration of the stillness of the mind and that only when the mind is silent, beyond weakness or non-concentration, can one enter into the dimension that is beyond it. It takes great amplitude of power in human experience to maintain a focus of stillness in the mind. The mind is often referred to as the “monkey mind,” which jumps from one thought to another. To harness the monkey mind demands concentration, and concentration is a focus of the mind that requires power.
Power in human consciousness is generated proportional to one’s self-awareness, which is the measure of evolution in individuated consciousness. In other words, your level of self-awareness and therefore, the amplitude of your power is based on how evolved you are.
Meditation, which requires power and amplitude to command a focused stillness in the mind, is the technique of the superior, more evolved of the human species because of the requisite self-awareness and power. Once meditation can be embraced and actualized, the whole of the art and science of meditation is an experience whose time has come—an expression of that level of self-awareness in consciousness.
We must also remember that meditation is the outcome of the primary intention of consciousness, which is to ever more fully be itself … to explore the cutting edge of the future of itself. Here we are as human beings motivated by a primary intention to grow and evolve and better ourselves moment by moment, and the process begins with meditation.