“Vast? Ah, there are many ways of doing this.
“The easiest way is to identify yourself with something vast.
“For instance, when you feel that you are shut up in a completely narrow and limited thought, will, consciousness, when you feel as though you were in a shell, then if you begin thinking about something very vast, as for example, the immensity of the waters of an ocean, and if really you can think of this ocean and how it stretches out far, far, far, far, in all directions, like this (Mother stretches out her arms), how, compared with you, it is so far, so far that you cannot see the other shore, you cannot reach its end anywhere, neither behind nor in front nor to the right or left… it is wide, wide, wide, wide… you think of this and then you feel that you are floating on this sea, like that, and that there are no limits… This is very easy. Then you can widen your consciousness a little…”
Sri Aurobindo, la prison d’Alipore, et son poème «Invitation» – nouvelle traduction française.
La Zone Intermédiaire (1933) – Sri Aurobindo Ghose
The Intermediate Zone (1933) – Sri Aurobindo Ghose