I am currently walking in London, and I’ve been experiencing a deep sense of connection on the inside. Suddenly the following question came to mind. What does it even mean to look within?
I think now I realize what that actually means.
I’m sure you’ve heard this term before or a variation of it. It indicates that knowing the answer you seek is inside of you. I remember back in sports my coaches would tell me something similar like “only you can find out how” - (my coach would put his hand on my shoulder indicating that it’s inside of me.)
Also, it is a term used around the subject of self inquiry. (Who am I?)
There are three principles behind the human dimension. They are foundational principles, just like the elements making up chemistry. Water is made of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. Similarly, every human psychological experience is made of a combination of these 3 principles.
The Principles Behind The Human Dimension
They are the principle of Thought , the principle of Mind, and the principle of Consciousness. The principle of consciousness in particular speaks to the innate awareness that we all have as humans. Consciousness is infinite so in it, you can find all knowledge and information. The combination of these three principles acts as source of knowing and information. And since your psychological essence is made of these three principles, you look within!
I have been experiencing this for the past 2.5 years (actually I have been experiencing it my whole life), but particularly in the past 2.5 years because I’ve learned how it all works. So when you sit in a quiet mind that is not so busy with a lot of thinking, the principle of mind (the wisdom and energy of all things) can give you exactly what you’re looking for whether that’s an answer or a how-to or just a sense of knowing about what to do next.
I have been working with my clients and teaching them about the principles, and I have witnessed them have fresh knowledge and thinking from sitting in a quiet mind. It’s almost magical!
So are you telling me that I could sit in a quiet mind, focus on a problem that I’m facing, and get a sense of knowing that comes from the principle of mind, via the principle of thought, and experience it through the principle of consciousness?!
Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying.
I used to get really mad when I hear the term look within. I had such an agitated reaction to it and if you’re anything like me, trust me I understand.
Look within is not telling you to look within your body. Or to look inside of your chest. It’s only pointing to the space of consciousness within you. Consciousness is vast and infinite. It has no boundaries, and because it has no boundaries it is the great library of wisdom and knowledge that contains everything you might be looking for if you could sit quiet enough and point yourself into a direction of a matter you care for.
You will start to receive the thinking that you need the most. All of the great mystics and the great prophets in one way or another were meditators. But it’s not about the practice of meditation. It’s about getting into the state of meditation. The state of a quiet mind. The state of pure consciousness. With the very minimum thinking, hoping to receive wisdom from beyond.