Ask yourself, “I wonder what my next thought will be?”.
Be intensely focused and wait for the next thought.
That conscious awareness, before the thought arises, is Being. It is the void.
The thought is Human. It is form.
Being is the background peace.
Human is the the turbulent sea of emotions and thoughts.
When to Human
There is confusion in you. Bad grammar in the name of art has made brain think.
Watch the arising confusion. It is human. It is form in the form of thought – form in the form of electrical impulses through your neural pathways.
All form arising in your consciousness is “to Human”. It is what makes you human.
The rise and fall of form.
The dance of life.
The tumultuous sea of experience.
Things need to be done. Human does it. Human is sucked into the illusion of identifying with form. “I” do this. This is “mine”. This is “me”.
Thinking is required. Human thinks. Human is sucked into the illusion of identifying with thought – more form. “I” think. “My” thoughts. The thinking is “me”.
Do what needs to be done. Think what needs to be thought. Become entangled in the illusion of Human.
Successful authors know that first drafts suck. Anne Lamott put me onto the concept of shitty first drafts in her book Bird by Bird.
When to Being
Being is aware of Human. It is the space in which Human operates. Being is “every-thing” and “no-thing”.
“The finger that points to the moon is not the moon.
The Tao that can be named is not the eternal Tao.”
All the time, Being Is.
Being Is when no thought needs to be thought. And Being Is the space around the thought. And it is the thought.
Being Is when no act needs to be done. And Being Is the space around the act being done. And it is the act.
Remind Human as often as Human can of Being. Step back and be aware. Be. Expand into Being and observe Human from the space surrounding it.
The Three States of Being
Eckhart Tolle says in A New Earth that three states arise from Being, and fills Human. When you are completely at peace with the present moment you are either in a state of acceptance, enjoyment or enthusiasm.
Being accepts all. Being surrounds all form and lets it into existence. Human experiences peace.
From peace arises enjoyment. Being lets it arise. Human enjoys. Being is conscious of enjoyment.
From enjoyment arises enthusiasm. From conscious enjoyment flowers an outer purpose – enthusiasm fills Human. Being is conscious of enthusiasm. Human gains energy that flows from within. Tapped into Being, Human experiences no resistance.
Outer purpose is manifested. Being is conscious of enthusiasm ending, and accepts.