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Catching the Big Fish

Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

by David Lynch

Amanda’s note… I was anticipating more information on the practice of meditation (how to’s etc). Nonetheless I enjoyed this particular quote:

pg 27 Little fish swim on the surface, but the big ones swim down below. If you can expand the container you’re fishing in – your consciousness – you can catch bigger fish.

Here’s how it works: Inside every human being is an ocean of pure, vibrant consciousness. When you “transcend” into Transcendental Meditation, you dive down into that ocean of pure consciousness. You splash into it. And it’s bliss. … If you have a golf-ball-sized consciousness, when you read a book, you’ll have a golf-ball sized understanding; when you look out a window, a golf-ball sized awareness; when you wake up in the morning, a golf-ball sized wakefulness; and as you go about your day, a golf-ball sized inner happiness.

But if you can expand that consciousness, make it grow, then when you read that book, you’ll have more understanding; when you look out, more awareness; when you wake up, more wakefulness; and as you go about your day, more inner happiness.

You can catch ideas at a deeper level. And creativity really flows. It makes life more like a fantastic game.

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