Thursday, September 20, 2007
A Momentary Glimpse of Enlightenment
I suppose this is neither here nor there.
But last night just before falling asleep, I felt that I was enlightened.
For fifteen seconds or so, I felt like I understood the universe. There was perfect clarity.
Then, as suddenly as my clarity came it was replaced with ideas for blog posts, what I had to do at work the next day, noticing the dog changing positions on the bed, and a million insignificant other little things.
Nonetheless, I had a momentary glimpse of enlightenment, a momentary lapse from chaos.
I want to get to that state again. But the wanting is also what will get in the way of it. The attachment destroys the attainment.
But I hope I can mindfully work to achieve longer stretches of such clarity in the future.
I would sure be nice.