Beware of anchor words floating like buoys.
The mind is a scared octopus always
trying to cling to those. The mind suffers
from vacuum phobia, and will use words
such As “I” Self, God, or even Being to give
itself substance and weight.
If you already had a taste of floating, then
anchor words are no longer needed, and
must be examined, and made light because
the timid octopus will hold to them for dear
life. Mind is a contraction, a coagulation of
what is. The essence of this contraction is
identification and preoccupation. The mind
seeks substantiality by identification with
anchor words such as “Being.”
The first thing to point out is that grammatically
no such noun exist to designate a primary
existential condition. Being is the present
participle of the verb to be. Some even use
words such as Beingness, or Isness which
are also grammatically incorrect. IMO, the
word existence is preferable, not only it’s
grammatically correct, but it offers less support
Can the mind be used when needed, and then
let go to float without holding on to anchor words?
Surely it can, if we rigorously examine such terms
to clearly see that they lack the substance which
the mind craves.