There are times through grace, that we are able to let go of our thinking mind. Perhaps it was a moment when we looked up at the sky at night, and had a momentary experience— an internal knowing— of how vast the universe is and how small we are, and it’s as though both the body and the mind were set aside. For a brief moment, there could be that experience of samadhi. Perhaps we were at a concert, and in the wave of people who were singing and dancing, and in the midst of a musician being lost in their element, we were lost too and didn’t know where we were and it didn’t matter. At that time, that could be a window showing us the possibility of samadhi.
Try this exercise. Lie down in savasana, and allow yourself to relax. Allow the body to be left behind, and bring the attention to the mind. Using the focus of the mind, trace back to who you are today, whatever the concept of “I” is. Trace it back to yesterday, the last week, the last month, the last decade. Trace it further and further back, sliding down to your earliest memory. Connect to that “I” then. Before that earliest memory, where were you? Who were you then? Let the mind drift away, so even the thinking mind is let go of. When you reach that space where you are conscious but the “I” no longer matters, that your existence is the kind that connects to everyone and everything, that is samadhi. At that state, you have all the answers. Because at that state, there aren’t even any questions.