The true reality can't be described.
But it can always be directly experienced. By everyone.
I knew as soon as I had pressed submit that I shouldn’t have asked but it’s so tempting, sorry. I’m with Tom on the sharing of subjective npmr interpretations as being counter-productive re not only by our own misinterpretations but also giving others false expectations. I take it that your experience was of the more objective type and that it is yours:)
I’ve always done a bit of local wandering, had my own tools and when I found MBT (painful nudge, wait for it, in my big toe!) it gave me, for the first time, a model that I could hang the hat of some of my experiences upon. I will look at other models but am slightly reluctant re my proclivity to form a belief at the first glimpse of a pattern match.
Meditation – humpffff. I’ve been having ‘issues’ with quietening down the noise for a while now. I can still usually function from under it but it’s a god damn pest.
A couple of years back when I first came across MBT I took the advice re meditation using Tom’s, ‘for particularly noisy monkey brain’, mantra. Ah-lum-bar-de-dum-ah-lum-baa-de-dum. Approx. a year in to practising, and I’m not being flippant here, I could repeat the mantra plus have a rampant conversation with myself plus chase the pretty incoming images plus be aware of the external and never miss a beat of the mantra. Not exactly the point of meditation.
My previous tools have not been working for me and I have begun to sporadically discipline in meditation periods (is that an oxymoron?) but I will persevere and see where it goes.