Through the sense organs the brain in our human organism processes reality in complex ways and gives us the gift of conscious experience. We become aware of experiencing a world with things and events, in which we act to survive and thrive. This is the world of both objectively and subjectively experienced phenomena created by the organism which we are. To ensure health and wellbeing it is important to investigate its nature that is one of the two pillars of mindful inquiry.
But that alone has never eradicated suffering and unhappiness completely. Beyond the impermanent world of phenomena there is an unspeakable unknown beyond space and time, called the numinous. Eradication of suffering and boundless fulfilment of life can only occur when we know how to surrender to that unknown and let the numinous inspire our lives. This is the second pillar of mindful inquiry.
Both the phenomenal and the numinous pillars of mindful inquiry are essential for liberation and awakening.
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It is therefore almost never the case that meditation does not work for you. If you encounter trouble meditating, one of two options applies: You are either not interested in or committed to practice, or if you are committed, you are doing something wrong.
If you are not interested in or committed to practice, it is important to realize it, because it saves you a lot of precious energy and time. Dont practice! Let go of negative judgments about not practicing and get on with your life, living it to its fullest as best you can.
If you are committed and encounter difficulties, be rigorous, curious and reach out. Find a teacher who can help you have a close look at what you are doing or not doing, so that you can advance your practice.