Today was a day of almost total empty mindedness. No bliss perhaps, but certainly nearly complete silence. I did not put in my hearing aids, which "helped." Other than that, the silence came spontaneously and stayed for hours. I took breaks for lunch and to write some checks. I could not remember how to subtract 9 from 17 (and just now had a hard time spelling "lunch." I don't think it is demential unless that is defined by movement away from the material world. When this happened a few days ago it was unpleasant. Today it is neither pleasant nor unpleasant. It does feel like what detachment might feel like. Right now i am not going to talk about this or think about it. Maybe later.
Loving kindness, peace, compsssion, and joy.