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November 29, 2011

Essence

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:50 am

I was struck by this phrase from out of the blue yesterday: “You remind me of a time I can’t remember” – A Grasshopper moment for sure.

I’m not sure what it means or the stimulus that made it pop in. I just know that it has more essence than a random thought.

I did have a conversation with a friend the day before Thanksgiving about his father who’s suffering the onset of Dementia/Alzheimer’s. I also was asking questions of another old friend on Saturday about someone’s well being – someone I haven’t seen in over a decade.

Perhaps those people and their stories got me to wondering about times that have faded past memory.

I’m sensing there’s a deeper application of the phrase and I’m fishing for it as I write this blog.

We all have a time we can’t remember and I sense there is a part of us that we get reminded of from time to time that we can’t remember either.

We have become so conditioned to associate our thoughts to who we are, that it makes sense to pause and reflect on who we were before we had thoughts. We were the same essence – just without thoughts.

The time we can’t consciously remember is the time before thought. We may revisit that time briefly in a moment of reverie or reflection, when we only experience something without the aid of thought. Think of a time when your breath was literally taken away by something of beauty. Your thoughts were as absent as your breath at that moment.

There is a part of us that doesn’t lend itself to thought filled memories, but only to the experience of those memories. That’s the part that we’ve lost touch with. It gets crowded out by thought.

There is a place of knowing without knowing what it knows. We inhabited that place before we could think, and visit there now only when our thinking pauses.

I believe we would all benefit by more pauses so that we can experience the absolute serenity and beauty of a time we can’t remember.

 

All the best,

John

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