“But despite its devastating effects, the condition is neither deep-rooted nor permanent. In fact it only exists on a superficial layer of the mind. We all regularly have moments when our normal psychological discord fades away and we experience a sense of ease, well-being and harmony. In these moments we’re free of the pressure to keep busy and the need for stimulation and acquisition – we rest at ease within ourselves and within the present moment.
These moments of ‘harmony of being’ – as I refer to them – usually happen when we’re quiet and relaxed and there’s stillness around us e.g. when we’re walking through the countryside, working quietly with our hands, listening to or playing music, after meditation, yoga or sex. The normal incessant chattering of our minds fades away, and rather than feeling separate, we feel a natural flow of connection between ourselves and our surroundings or other people. In these moments, we become – temporarily, at least – sane.
I think it’s possible for us to become permanently sane too – but that must be the topic of a future blog.”
— Steve Taylor