Finding your center is all about shutting up long enough to become aware of the witness that we all have. Actually, to say that we have a witness is a misnomer, we are the witness, we are the mind running on at the mouth too, but the witness is an invitation to meet the soul. At times of stress the witness can be heard commenting on what is going on. Have you ever heard it? It sort of points out in a humorous way- you ebing the human you.
However, beyond that witness there seems to be another witness that is witnessing the witness. There is an overriding aspect that sees it all and takes notes. This witness of our witness, is the soul.
Somehow we think that we have a soul, it is ingrained in was from the time we were young, we have a soul. I have come to realize that that soul and our physical being is all one. There is a non-duality between our bodies, our minds, our soul, and God. It is all one entity. There is no difference between any of these aspects. Every so often, if we pay close attention, the vast oneness of the universe becomes apparent. A brief instant where the is an over whelming sense of connection to everything else and in those moments, there can be a golden glow to the scene before your eyes. I have experienced this on a few occasions, it was wonderful. At that moment, I felt whole, perfect and part of everything else. What would the world be like if we could live in that space for our whole lives? There would be pure unconditional love for everyone and everything. There would be no war, no anger, no judgment; how can you judge something harshly if it is perfect? Harmony would be the norm.
Harmony. Harmony is the sound of the vibration of the universe.. It is the perfect blending of all things and when there is harmony the sounds blend effortlessly into to one sound, so much so that it is hard to differentiate the individual sounds. We can achieve this, I believe that with all my heart. It is a matter of letting go of the self and embracing our universal self. The soul.
In the Tao it is told, at least to my understanding, that the yin and yang are separate, but in their separateness and because of their separateness a whole is completed. Neither would exist without the other. Think of an empty bowl. Without water to fill it is nothing, just empty. Think of water without the bowl, it runs off with nothing to contain it. But, the two together create something usable and important.
We are that too. We are the vessel that the spirit fills. Without the vessel the spirit is meaningless and a drift and has no purpose. A body without spirit, is less than nothing, it is an empty shell, without direction, without desire of any sort.
So, what does this all mean? It means that we are a whole package. Trying to dwell only in the soul is not the goal. The goal is to be fully human, to live fully, but to live with purpose. Embrace it all.