"One of the main reasons
why it is so difficult
to let go of your identification
with thinking in meditation
is fear.  

You begin to witness thoughts,
you can even let desires go,  
you move past the dream state,  
then suddenly the identification with yourself
as an individual separate person
is broken and you are formless.

Yes, it is freeing.  

But only a few seconds go by
and you have to grab hold
of identification again.

It's a knee-jerk reaction.  

Like you have to come back
and make sure everything is still here.  
Make sure the body is here,
the mind is here
the dog's not peeing on the rug
and the house isn't on fire.  

You are confronted
with the very essence of the ego
which is control.  

Because when you move into the formless,
there is an infinite power
far greater than the ego.  

So in order to go beyond
the individual self,
there has to be complete relaxation.  

The complete allowing
of everything to be as it is.  

You can't force anything.  

You can only allow
and witness
and then rest in non-action.  

You let go and for a few seconds
you're formless
and then you come back
and you see the world didn't end.  

So you are willing
to let go a little longer.  

Ultimately,
the bliss makes it easy.

The bliss helps you feel
that everything is well taken care of.  

You relax into bliss
and then you happily move
into the formless.  

You do it every time you go to sleep.  
You lie down and happily give up
all sense of individual self and control
to be immersed in the formless
for 8 hours.  

So there is nothing to fear
about the formless.  

In fact,
it is here in every moment.  

You might only think
that it is something separate.  

That this physical world
and the formless
are two separate things.

But if you look
you will see they are the same.

You can experience the formless
in everything.  


Blessings,    


Kip"  

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