Reading the topic on the different types of enlightenment, and my response to it, made me think of what factors made a difference in the years that my psyche was experiencing different states, versus the decades after when very little happened.
It is a very interesting thought.
I think, following on from @rick pondering the topic of facts, feelings and actualism, and the obvious difficulty many have had over the years of really experiencing what Richard encourages, that it’s a very worthy topic for me to ponder further.
I remember distinctly having next to zero success when turning from meditation to actualism. (i came kicking and screaming). It’s interesting to me to consider that some of the topics that i actually learned in meditation would have been good to keep.
The one that i am thinking about is the “fabrication” factor. In my case, it was never a problem in meditation because i really sucked at it, but a a snippet of common sense, i can see that it made sense in that context. It also makes me think of were it all went wrong for me, i was still trying to create an experience, regardless of not being any good at it.