“Truth can only be experienced. It cannot be described and it cannot be explained”.
That quote is from A Course in Miracles. I like to say the experience of truth takes place outside the realm of thought and dualistic language.
One of the shortcomings of dualistic language (strings of word-form symbols), is that language cannot express unequivocal truth.
Language, (the use of symbolic forms) can only be used as a pointer, or signpost, to the truth. Symbolic language is a means a leading the perceiver to a direct experience of truth. Thus language is two steps removed from truth because individual words are symbols (once removed from reality) and when strung together they create meaning through a dualistic subject / object sentence (further removed from reality when Oneness is separated into dualism).
Truth simply IS. Truth can be directly experienced as such, and cannot adequately be described by symbolic word forms strung together in dualist, subject / object sentences.
This is why non-acceptance of the IS-ness of the present moment, in the form of judgment expressed as thoughts or words, interferes with one’s ability to perceive Truth –– which is beyond word forms.
This is worth repeating. The ultimate reason the Perennial Philosophy admonishes us not to judge, is not that it is unethical to do so, but rather this: judgment destroys perception of Reality as it already IS.
But yet, here in the world of forms we must move about the “10,000 things”. If our thoughts and words interfere with our ability to experience Truth, how then are we to proceed and make right decisions based on Truth?
A Course in Miracles advises: “Give direction at the outset; then lean back in quiet faith. Let the mind employ the thoughts you gave as they were given you for it to use”.
The key point comes in the last portion of the second sentence: “… as they were given you for it to use”. The Course teaches it is Consciousness which makes thought possible (“… given you …”) once this is recognized (an awakened consciousness, “aware of being aware”) one can “give direction at the outset …”), become still (“… in quiet faith…“) and let the mind formulate insights, answers and new thoughts that arise as permutations or clarifications of the original questions or request –– that was given to you from consciousness itself.
In other words, you as Consciousness, are already in possession of nascent insight, ideas, answers and understanding. Know this to be true, speak from this truth, become still and let clear answers arise.
Lao Tzu, in the Tao Te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation) describes the recognition and experience of Truth this way: “In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone”.
Lao Tzu teaches that recognition of Truth proceeds gradually through practice (“…every day …”) as the mind gradually becomes more still as thoughts recede (“…something is dropped…”). Judging and rejecting the IS-ness of the present moment is an attempt to “… force things …” through egoic will power expressed in thoughts, words and deeds. Lao Tzu teaches an apparently conflicting and enigmatic idea: “When nothing is done, nothing is left undone”. Expressed another way, from perfect non-judgmental stillness emerges perfect, right action in the moment.
How does this relate to the N.O.W. Tone Therapy System?
N.O.W. does not use symbolic, dualistic language and thus is it freed from the problems of such. However, N.O.W. does proceed, moment by moment, through the use of “truth in sound” –– the constantly arising, momentary interplay of true, perfectly tuned pitch intervals of Unison, Octave and Perfect Fifth. These intervals arise from the naturally occurring harmonic series (the frequency ratio sequence of 1, 2, 3 naturally found in the voice, a plucked string, a blown horn …)
When you hear N.O.W. you recognize a greater preponderance of “truth in sound” than is normally experience in daily life. N.O.W.’s New Original Waveforms are heavily weighted toward the use of perfectly tuned Unison, Octave and Perfect Fifth intervals –– much more so relatively speaking, to what is normally heard throughout one’s day reading about, or listen to lying politicians lie or hearing yet another intentionally manipulative pop song or even a supposedly helpful “guided meditation”.
In other words, N.O.W. provides more recognizable truth in three minutes than you would otherwise experience through the perception of spoken language with its twice-removed, symbolic, dualist sentences.
Yes, listening to N.O.W. is a striking experience.
Yes, one feels relaxed and at peace. There are many aspects of N.O.W. that make this so. Not the least of them –– N.O.W. does not lie to you, N.O.W. does not mislead, (even unintentionally), through the use of symbolic, dualist language.
N.O.W. simply presents truth in sound (the harmonic series ratios) free from human authorial intent. As such, N.O.W. helps you recognize what Truth feels like, so that you are better able to recognize and experience Truth when it occurs in the world beyond a N.O.W. Tone Therapy session.