Meditation: The Sense Of Lack?

To be in the present is our natural state it is our effortless state.

what is interesting to observe is the impulse that triggers our desire to go into the past or into the future

there is a shift from being present to the
perceptions to be present to presence

…to easily effortlessly operate this transfer of attention away from the boring objects to the background of presence

that which will be missing is being present to presence

the energy that was invested in it becomes available becomes free remains in the source in the presence and reveals itself to itself

when all things become indifferent to you your indifference becomes sacred

Meditation: Can I Contemplate The Sense Of Lack?
– Francis Lucille

0:10
hi everybody so just that you sit
comfortably close your eyes and simply
welcome your experience as it
unfolds from moment to moment

0:59
And now we are going to do some how
artificial experiment which is the
following try
not to move to the past or to the future

in other words you are only interested
in whatever is present in the moment
1:43
that’s artificial
because in fact what it boils down to is
to the elimination of any recollection
and any projection into the future through
the thinking process
because everything else is obviously
present and even when we remember the
past it’s a current thought which is
part of the present and if we think
about the future it’s also a current
thought which is part of the present of the
present experience so it’s an something
artificial it’s an experiment

now so when you catch yourself
thinking about the past or the
future gently go back to whatever is
present or is presenting itself right
now

5:52
observe that although this experiment
seemed to seemed in the beginning to
require some effort after a while this
impression of making an effort
disappears at least in part because in
fact to be in the present is our natural
state it’s our effortless state

so what is interesting to observe is the impulse
that triggers our desire to go into the
past or into the future

6:47
of course it could be the practical issue that we
need to deal with but we have set aside
these 40 minutes for this experiment so
there is nothing urgent and if something
urgent shows up deal with it obviously

but everything else can be postponed

so there is no need to deal with the past
or with the future right now

7:35
it is a little bit like when you go
swimming in the beginning the water may
seem cold as you enter it so it requires
some effort but once you are in it and
swimming it’s just perfect.

9:03
also observe that in this situation
whatever presents itself in the present
or the sensation thoughts sense
perceptions is in fact quite neutral

9:25
by neutral I mean it doesn’t trigger either
pleasantness nor unpleasantness I mean it
is neither pleasant nor unpleasant

just neutral in this neutral neutral
quality of whatever is being
contemplated enables us to be
indifferent towards it

we let it happen
it doesn’t excite us

so as a result the presence in which it appears becomes
seems to become more present
there is a shift from being present to the
perceptions to be present to presence

10:44
but we make that I’m just describing something

we cannot make that happen it happens
naturally through the neutrality of the
perceptions the lack of pleasantness
or unpleasantness they carry

it’s called attachment that’s what real detachment
is it’s something that happens naturally
it’s not forced detachment first
attachment is renunciation

I would like
to have this but my guru has told me no
no I am NOT a good disciple I have to
renounce this so I am renouncing I am
making an effort on top of a
pre-existing effort because the desire
for this was already an effort that that
was taking me away from inner peace

so enough to get rid of an effort is simply a
squared on an effort to the power
2 to the 2 power more difficult to
detect more difficult to release

12:54
of course it’s like this exercise is
just an experiment because you could say
well it’s easy here because everything I
perceive is boring so it’s easy to
detach from it that’s true this

13:16
experiment is just a point of entry but
it enables us to do is to easily
effortlessly operate this transfer of
attention away from the boring objects
to the background of presence

13:41
and to get used to it to get used to
stay there so that then something of this
meditative quality of this contemplation
will remain behind the scenes so to speak
in the background while we are engaging
in daily activities when we have to face
up to life’s challenges

14:34
now in this experiment you can observe a
course or something else
this this tendency to say oh this is
boring since the perception I mean
currently Francis is not making any
jokes so that’s that’s already is boring
and then the rest is what the my bottom
on the chair on the floor my breathing
my stupid thoughts that appear all of
that is really boring so I want
something else and that was a problem or
as I want something else meaning I I’ve
already gone out of course of the
exercise because the moment I want
something else I’m already in the future you see I’ve
left so now the moment

I’ve already fallen back into misery
I want something else
something is missing there is a
lack in the current situation but if I
try to go into the future to compensate
for this lack the lack will always be
there I have to see this something will
always be missing and that which will be missing is being present to presence

17:50
so when that happened
the sense of lack from which this desire
to project myself into the future
originates

this sense of lack itself is
present
the question is
can I keep with it
can I contemplate it

18:30
not observe it because to observe it
there will be an agenda about it to get
rid of it or something like that but
rather to contemplate it meaning
accepting it for what it is truly and
allowing for it
to reveal itself as if
I would write a book about it

20:20
can I contemplate the sense of lack
up until it becomes fully accepted and
fully neutral like
the sound of Francis’ voice or the
feeling of my bottom against a chair or
against the floor
because then
I got detached from it
it detaches itself
naturally as it becomes neutral to

the energy that was invested in it becomes
available becomes free remains in the
source in the presence and reveals
itself to itself

23:14
can you fully accept the neutrality of
all perceptions
in this moment
and if not
accept your lack of acceptance

welcome it
see it fully
let it reveal itself for what is true
up until all perceived things have reveiled themselves as neutral

24:46
when all things become indifferent to you your indifference becomes sacred

25:22
so presents reveals presence
to present was made of this presence
and when the present was the past it was also
made of this presence and when the
present will be in the future it will
also be made of this presence

26:44
and whatever is present is the present
of our neighbor of our friend
is also made of this presence

Holger Hubbs

By Holger Hubbs

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