Mind is not Silence
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Hold your breath; the body will breathe again on its own if you pass out. The ego believes it is the mind and the body, and the ego believes this because it has influence regarding both activities. But, when a person passes out from holding their breath the body takes over in the absence of ego and continues to breathe and live. So, who is Really alive; the ego (self created idea of ‘me’) or the Silence that persists when ego is absent, dead or dying?
The ego sort of works like this; a person clings onto this activity of 'me', but in every moment the Silence of God always persists as the reality prior to the activity of ego, and the Silence seems to never go away. Therefore, the ego engages in the constant reiteration of mind activity; a perpetual turning to any and all activity of the mind. If one wants to break the habit of ego that one should become comfortable with Silence, the Silence of the Now, the Eternal Silence of God, and the Silence that is present in consciousness before one begins to think, after one stops thinking, and in between every thought.
The ego is never comfortable in Silence because it (ego) does not exist in the absence of activity. Ego runs from Silence by only accepting activity as comfort. Use the mind, Realize what is already Transcendent of mind, but don't become engulfed by it. Eternal you is Transcendent of mind, and Real you is more present in Silence than in any activity of the mind. Ego can only survive moment to moment if the individual does not learn to be truly Comfortable in Real and Genuine Silence, which is how one begins to Notice, Acknowledge, and Ultimately Identify As the Unbroken Silence of God's Perfect Indestructible Light.
Keeping the mind filled with activity is a fear based state of being. I have heard people say an empty mind is the devil's playground. But, I suggest looking at this differently. An empty mind is no mind, and the place of Silence. In Silence we can listen to God's voice (which is Oneness, Love-bliss, Light, Heart~Fire, and Eternal Peace), but with an active mind we can only hear our-selves and the world. When practicing meditation pay attention to the Silence, allow the mind to pass by like clouds in the sky, and take rest from the weary life of ego. If one treats the mind like clouds in the sky (like weather, which only last for a while before it changes) that one will not become engulfed by the mind. No one can reach up and pull down a cloud, no one can hold clouds in their hands, and a cloud is simply left to be what it is without Any attempt to change or force the cloud(s) to leave or go away.
By letting the mind simply be that person will let the mind simply settle down and make Way for prolonged Silence, which is Where Real Comfort Exists. This can start in meditation and become something that remains with one throughout the day, night, and even in dreams and non-dream sleep. More importantly, the Guru (one that demonstrates the Realization of Eternal Silence) is one in whom another individual can Awaken to Heart Communion, and then that person begins to Really understand the Value of Guru, but not until Real and Genuine and Tangible Heart Communion is Realized with the Guru.
On the contrary, an active mind is the devil's playground, it is a mind possessed of itself, it is a mind that is constantly seeking activity to feel comfortable, and evil and darkness love an active mind because it can easily slip dark and evil thought patterns into an already endless stream of mind stuff appearing within the individual. An active mind is totally under the influence of whatever appears in the mind. Thus, an active mind is where the darkness and evil of the world can become influential and persuasive. When God’s Silent Presence is rejected for the comfort of an active mind the conditions for evil to influence are primed and ready. Be possessed by the Great Silence of Consciousness (which Transcends ego), be Comfortable in the Eternal Silence of Existence/God, and take refuge from the mind in the Silence that Is Perpetually before any and all mind.