Someone on Quora asked, “What is it like to be inside your mind?”

Sometimes its irritable, but of course that is more emotion than mind; occasionally my mind is exasperated with the tragedies going on around us in the world. Most often though, its very busy with some creative activity and that is overlaid with a sense of joy. Sometimes it’s very quiet. I’ve spent a life time exploring great philosophical and metaphysical questions so now mind mind is often occupied with giving expression to what I’ve learned.

On my blog sometime ago I wrote something that perhaps shows something of the inside of my mind and the world “tragedies” I mentioned:

Joy of my life is intense. Some days the benediction of it embarrasses me. Joy is filled with solutions, with resolutions, with community, with a curative atmosphere of secret sunlight cast wide over the Earth. The reason of my unrest is also spread wide–so much of crazy pained humanity is without happiness; so many dark and convoluted paths, so many cuts and bleedings, so many betrayals of sunlight. I sleep restlessly and a sense of urgency troubles me, a vast world of needs press on my mind, empty cups I am ill equipped to fill.

And yet there is community, quieter and more powerful than these troubled times. A time and place is allotted each of us, if only we might reach out more skillfully and fearlessly, yielding the best of our life in support of real community. Indeed we must do so, and our lot may not be the task of some grand and far reaching dream, yet it is always there, this threshold where our thoughts begin to weave in communion with all our friends known and unknown, with all those who sense the stark contrast between the world of what is and what must be.

And about the quiet times of my mind I found this old blog post:

According to temperament, thoughts manifest in images or in words or sounds. We become aware of thoughts as they manifest, but there is a subtle moment just prior to manifestation, just prior to words and images—in this moment thought is without a body. Visualize the expression of thought-images and thought-sounds as from a circle of light with a brighter point of light at the center. In the process of embodiment, thought-light radiates downward or outward from the center to the periphery. If we draw close enough to this center we arrive at a quiet space where we can apprehend thought before it is incarnates, before it has a body.

And also on my blog is Mysterious Words that shows another aspect of what happens in my mind.

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