Even that small child could understand that when there is indifference, it is pointless to make any fuss; it is as if there was nobody in the jeep.
When you are indifferent, the mind starts feeling as if there is nobody – what is the point of all the questions? Because you are interested, curious, you get involved; you are giving juice to the mind.
Indifference to the mind is meditation.
And all those questions will disappear, because they are absolutely meaningless. And when the chattering of the mind has disappeared, there is a silence, a peace, so that you can hear the still, small voice of your heart. Only the heart knows the answer – it already knows it.
And if you are with a master, the heart simply says yes to the master, because the heart knows the answer already. Perhaps the master is putting it in a better way, more articulate, but the heart is in complete agreement. And that agreement dissolves all distances between the master and the disciple. Then silence is not only silence, it is also communion. Then things are not said but heard; then things are not said but shown.
And when the heart is totally willing, life is such a simple, uncomplicated phenomenon that you cannot conceive of anything more simple. It is the mind which creates complications, goes on creating complications and questions. Mind’s whole expertise is to create complications. If you want to live a simple, a beautiful, a silent, a joyful, a blissful life, let the mind be ignored and let the heart be restored to its status as master. This is the whole work of a religious seeker; nothing more is needed.
I have never been good at remembering my dreams. They seem to be there only in times of emotional crisis. Once or twice a year I have a ‘big’ dream which is more like a vision – and that’s it.
During the last years it has become worse, and now it’s down to zero. Considering dreams as important for my work as a therapist, I have tried hard with all kinds of methods but had no success.
Recently I made peace with it. As lots of flashes and intuitions come up in the daytime, or before I’m falling asleep, I thought this might be fine too. After yesterday’s discourse where you said that to unburden the subconscious is the way to the superconscious, I started worrying and wondering again. Am I so repressive? What am I scared of that makes me incapable of remembering my dreams?
The process of dreaming and the process of remembering the dream are two things. Very few people remember dreams; that does not mean that they don’t have dreams.