Laurence Galian's The Silence of the Mind

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By: Laurence Galian

Laurence Galian is a well-known author of books about spirituality. He was born with a strong vibration of spirit. Laurence offers you the opportunity to ask and answer the question “Who am I?” He teaches powerful and swift methods of sudden insight to help you to discover your true self, and ways to uncover your deepest dreams. Laurence Galian communicates actionable steps to know what you really want in life. He has never believed that spending your whole life with one teacher or religion would uncover his True Self or bestow Enlightenment upon him. Furthermore, he believes in collecting pollen from...

LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, 7 | THE ONE WHO HESITATES IS LOST
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An exploration of the need for spontaneity in spiritual development and how it is necessary to have spiritual experiences. 

You can’t copy spontaneity. It’s like trying to copy a Jackson Pollock art work. Mushin, remember, means “an empty mind.” It also means “no heart.” It doesn’t mean being heartless, it means that the heart should be like a mirror. The mirror doesn’t take its time to decide to show you your reflection. Now just being quick like the mirror, is not the answer. The idea behind this is that you must do somethin...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, 6 | TAKUAN SOHO’S UNADORNED PERCEPTION
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02/23/2021

Who was Takuan Soho? Takuan Soho lived from 1573 until 1645. Takuan Soho was a Zen monk. While he knew several of the most famous samurai warriors, and gave them great advice, he himself did not engage in the martial arts, he only occupied himself in Zen meditation called Zazen) as well as participating in his artistic activities, such as: calligrapher, painter, poet, gardener (bonsai), and tea master. Definitely he was an artist. His writings were prodigious, filling six volumes, and are a source of guidance and inspiration to the Japanese people today as they have been for three and...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, 5 | SECRET TEACHINGS OF PLEASURE
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02/19/2021

 Are you ready to seek meaning in your life? Or are you going to continue to just scratch the same old itches every week? Is it okay by you to just forget about the big questions, like “Am I just here to wait around to die?” – to drown the profound questions with alcohol, casual sex, a two-week vacation every year, maybe pornography, binge-watching Amazon Prime, Netflix, or some other streaming service? Because when you’re ready to seek meaning, you will find meaning. But you see you might have a very common problem. Most people really can’t experience...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, 4 | MUSHIN WISDOM STORY
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02/14/2021

Jon Kabat Zin said something that I really like. “It is remarkable how liberating it feels to be able to see that your thoughts are just thoughts and that they are not ‘you’ or ‘reality.’” We explore through a Sufi story and an authentic Mushin tale the true nature of "being free from mind-attachment."  Be prepared to plunge into profound wisdom teachings that will take you as deep as you are ready and willing to go.

 Chan Buddhism is a major Chinese Buddhist sect attributed to Bodhidharma that emphasizes attaining Bu...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, EPISODE 3 | MUSHIN
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02/11/2021

The term Mushin is shortened from the term mushin no shin, a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of no-mindness. That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything. It is translated by D.T. Suzuki as "being free from mind-attachment".

Recently, I was deeply studying the Red Book of Jung, as well as practicing all sorts of ways to access the unconscious, so I was using both...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, EPISODE 2 | MANIFESTING LOVE AND SECRET DESIRES IN THE SILENCE
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02/08/2021

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<p>Welcome to the home base for my podcast “The Silence of the Mind.” Here I present you with a brief synopsis of what today’s show is about and how you can find me on social media.&l...


LAURENCE GALIAN’S THE SILENCE OF THE MIND, EPISODE 1 | THE BREATH
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02/06/2021

 Welcome to the home base for my podcast “The Silence of the Mind.” Here I’ll give you a brief synopsis of what today’s show is about and how you can find me on social media. First, let’s get the social media out of the way. To have a look at all my books, the best place to go is here: https://tinyurl.com/y3m2x3x6. All of my paperback books are available also in Kindle, so if you prefer to read in that format, all my work is now downloadable from Amazon in the Kindle...