The culturing and establishment of cosmic Silence, our universal potential accessible within, is a relatively new idea, particularly in the West. With the individualistic paradigm always underpinning our social context, it can be difficult to simply surrender to the growth of consciousness, awareness within, as has been done for generations in India, for example.
This desire for ownership and capitalizing on spiritual experience can be an impediment for establishing Silence in concert with even the most difficult circumstances. Yet it is Silence, this flexibility and invincibility that sees us through our most trying times. Beyond this desire to showcase our spiritual achievements lies a balance of infinite Silence established within, so that any action is undertaken solidly within the nourishment and context of cosmic life. 50-50, inside and out.
Such a throne of Silence, establishment in cosmic life, gives us the infinite knowledge and heart to be successful under any conditions, continuing our timeless dharma, the Dharma of Silence. For it is within this established Silence that Divinity comes to be known. By endless surrender of all action, we gain success in all areas of life, including physical and mental health, economic security, and social engagement.
Prior to this unshakable establishment in Silence, living Brahman, we remain susceptible, in some measure, to all of the ills befalling humanity.
Of course anytime we serve our spiritual nature, our connection to cosmic life, we will reap the benefits of a smoother existence, a wider view of both time and space. However, this will not translate into seamless success until we are forever living the cosmic life in Brahman. A perfect balance of deepest primordial silence within, supporting the most vigorous and far reaching activity in the world, ever advancing cosmic life for all.
As we used to say when experimenting with psychedelic drugs in high school (please note: NOT a path to full enlightenment) – ‘Don’t peak too soon’, meaning don’t get lost in the illusion of what is powerfully presented as Reality, for there is far more to come.
There is no reason to fear the continual sacrifice of our identity as we venture further into the natural refinement of our awareness, through transcendence. We never were meant to settle for such a limited vision of ourselves as is commonly presented, exacerbated by the general confusion regarding what goes on within ourselves as a result of our actions.
Yet the way within is the way to worldly success. Instead of being conditioned to always try to push or blast our way through the solid steel door of our desires, a little transcendent meditation may provide an alternative, far more satisfying path. Never underestimate the power of Silence, the gateway to Divinity. Holding such desires in our heart, informed by cosmic awareness do we come to solutions, ever balanced in Silence and activity.