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Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:50 am
Again, good morning my Friend.

While watching the vision I feel heaviness and discomfort in my eyes, even though my eyes are closed. The eye muscles are contracted. I am observing the internal vision with the sense organ that I use for external vision! So I wonder what sense organ am I using to see? Then I remember that the lyrics say that the mind is also a sense organ, because it "feels" thoughts, emotions and sensations. I go to look for this sense organ. And I don't find it, so I enter a state of radiant bliss.

When the mind is concerted on an object everything appears concrete and opaque, when it is not contracted on anything, the void dissolves and a radiant emptiness and bliss appear.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:06 am
When it is contracted on an object, it does not see that it hides the marvelous, because it seems opaque, but if it sees the origin, the radiance of the mind. Even the object becomes so radiant!
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Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:22 am
Thanks for your post Fabio!
I think that word "contracted" is a very good word for it. Not only does the object become more concrete, but our focus narrows so much that we not only lose the ability to take a step back from the situation, we even lose sight of any good or workable part of the situation right in front of us.

Somewhat related, it made me think of the Tibetan word "shenpa" I first heard from Pema Chodron:
https://tricycle.org/magazine/dont-bite-hook/

Lastly, again I'm reminded of an incredibly hard video game I once played called "Getting Over It". One quote from the game:
"Imaginary mountains build themselves for our efforts to climb them, and it's our repeated attempts to reach the summit that turns those mountains into something real."
In my own life, this has certainly been true at times.
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