Meditation and the Universe
Updated: Apr 3
In ancient China, the universe was conceptualized as a macro-organism. Since the universe was considered as an organism, there was a notion that the universe has its own consciousness.
If you do meditation for many years, you may feel that your consciousness becomes one with the consciousness of the universe. Humans have conscious and subconscious minds. When you are awake, your conscious mind is functioning so you cannot be aware of what is in your subconscious mind. When you are sleeping, your conscious mind rests. Therefore, what is in your subconscious mind can be seen in your dream. When you become able to empty your mind by doing meditation, you become able to put your conscious mind into rest and recognize what is in your subconscious mind. If you continue meditation training to the extent that you can empty your subconscious mind, your consciousness becomes one with the consciousness of the universe. Some religious people believe that the enlightened state is when your consciousness becomes one with the universe. When people, who do meditation, stay mindful in daily life, they experience various phenomena. These phenomena are messages from the universe. If they pay attention to these messages without being attached to the messages, they attain enlightenment. Some people experience sudden enlightenment while others experience enlightenment gradually.