Excerpts About Inner Space

Inner spaciousness is the necessary step for the emergence of Being in the essential manifestation of support for nondoing. It usually manifests as an experience of Presence in a new form, which has the characteristics of solidity, immensity, immovability, strength, groundedness, definiteness, precision, and clarity. We feel solid, as immense as a mountain, as immovable and grounded as a column, but as clear and definite as a cut diamond. We have the innate certainty that we can be, for we are, simply and easily. There is an implicit confidence in our capacity to be ourselves and the determination about and commitment to it. The psychological feeling is that of a singular and clear recognition of support -- of our own inner support. But it is not our own in terms of ownership; we perceive that it is inseparable from the Being that we now recognize as our self. We may feel supported, we may feel the presence of support, or we may feel that we are support.
The Point of Existence, p. 259   •  discuss »
Inner space is, of course, not the usual physical space, and is not tied only to body images. It is affected by self-boundaries that are more emotional and psychological in nature. There is a correspondence on the ontological level to the relation between the self-image and the body-image. In other words, just as the self-image includes body-image in object relations theory, so in the experience of space, inner psychological space includes the notion of space as spatial extension.
The Void, p. 30   •  discuss »
This notion of space as openness in more dimensions than the spatial will help us to construct a theory about inner space and self-image. First, however, we must say more about this new notion of space. As the experience of space repeats, deepens, and expands in the gradual process of dissolving self-boundaries, the individual becomes aware of more subtle kinds of boundaries. He becomes aware of and can dissolve boundaries regarding the depth and extent of his feelings, the kinds and types of feelings and sensations he can have, the extent of his awareness of both mind and body, and the categories of possible experiences of himself and the world.
The Void, p. 31   •  discuss »
Space is the reflection of nonbeing in manifestation. Because we do not understand the paradoxical nature of true nature, as a coemergence of being and nonbeing, we conceptualize nonbeing as space and being as manifesting forms. Just as our ignorance of the timeless flow and unfoldment of the logos leads to our conceptualizing time to account for the changes brought about by this unfoldment, our ignorance of the spaceless nonbeingness of true nature leads to our conceptualizing space to account for the accommodating openness made possible by the emptiness of the absolute.
Inner Journey Home, p. 397   •  discuss »

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