Thursday, December 15, 2005

In the Know

Yesterday evening at a bus station, this woman asked me which bus goes down a particular road. I told her. She seemed agitated. She said she didn't like waiting. Was there another bus she could take? I suggested another route but that route didn't come to the bus station.

Come to think of it, maybe I should go on Mastermind and make London Buses my specialist subject. I know enough about bus routes in London, way too much information I reckon.

Anyway, it turned out the woman was waiting for the same bus I was. I said our bus would soon be ready She asked me where I was going and I said I was going into town.

"Can't you take the tube (underground)?" she said. "It's a long way to travel by bus."
"I love travelling by bus," I said.
"I know some people who don't like travelling by tube," she said. "I have a friend who gets really claustrophobic when she's on the tube."
"Really?"
"Yes she does. Me, I don't think of anything, I just get on the tube and go where I want to and I'm fine."
"Yes, when you don't worry about it, everything works out fine," I said.

When our bus arrived we parted company as she wanted to sit downstairs and I went upstairs.

I thought about what the woman had said: "Me, I don't think of anything, I just get on the tube and go where I want to and I'm fine."

I believe we all know that within us there is a place that is beyond fear. This is the place of "no thought" and "no thing." When you are not thinking there is nothing to be afraid of.

We are all in the know. If only we could all live with this knowledge and experience life from the space of no thought. We will always be in perfect peace.

With love,
Enocia