The Center of Being. In the previous articles, it was explained how excessive mental movement causes mental illness and giving a rest to this biocomputer that we call “mind” is essential to experience the well-being, not only psychic, but also physical.
It was also commented on how everything that moves must inexorably have a non-movement center.
For example: a hurricane on its periphery is all maelstrom, but the vortex of this hurricane is calm.
Like a bicycle wheel, the spokes move in the periphery, thanks to a nucleus that remains immovable.
And let’s remember the story of Confucius and the whirlwind I commented on an earlier article, where the center of the whirlpool is another example of this principle of stillness in the movement.
If we apply this principle to the mind and the body, then we can conclude that, although our organism is in constant motion, it has a vortex that also remains firmly calm and from where the whole movement arises.
Some questions arise from this reflection that are necessary to answer:
1- What would be experienced if instead of being identified with the movement, we settled in the center of that movement?
2- Where is that center in this form we call body-mind?
3- What to do to access that center and stay in it?
The answer to the first question is obvious:
Establishing by yourself in that center means experiencing peace, tranquility, well-being, bliss.
As for the second question, the answers will be different depending on which system of human wisdom we join.
It is necessary to know that since ancient times men have tried to find that center and settle in it.
Finally where is the Center of Being?
Hence, different ancient cultures researched, discovered and developed techniques to access and identify themselves with that center.
For example: If we take the Chinese and Japanese culture, they located this center below the navel, some aspects of the Hindu culture placed it in the spine and called it “chacras”, or energy vortices and developed a whole art of how to open these “chacras”; other cultures placed it in the heart.
But Tibetan culture, which belongs to Tibet, which is a region located on the Tibetan plateau in Asia, northeast of the Himalayas, located this center of life in the so-called Third Eye.
The important thing is that settling in these centers is synonymous with experiencing immense well-being and serenity.
And from now on in a series of articles I propose to start answering the third question:
What to do to access those centers described by different cultures and then stay in them?
Remarks: Although there are different versions of the location of this center, the effect of identifying yourself with it is the same, then as a reader you can practice any of them or alternate the practice until you create your own center of stillness.
So: are you ready to start this journey to the bowels of Life?