WHAT HAS SEEMINGLY ARRIVED HAS NEVER REALLY LEFT
To suggest that we have some place to get to, is to push away from what is already present. To become something, is to misperceive that we are not ‘the becoming’. To get something in the future, is to ignore the fact that ‘that’ is present now.
To even go to the ‘next’ moment is too much. Where would we go? Distortion? Pretending? To suggest that ‘its’ got to be around the corner is to abide in delusion. The future does not exist. The future is conceptual playing.
Moreover, we are the Present. To deny our presence is to take more steps in the wrong direction, looking for Ourselves while being exactly what we are looking for. Except we are looking for the Self with the ‘me’, and expecting the ‘me’ to find ‘it’. The ‘me’ does not exist. Welcome to the hamster cage of life.
Time, in this case, is the distorting vehicle. With only Present extant, the seemingly large fields of historical past and presumptive future are eliminated, which eliminates the idea of being solely a person. The idea of a limited person is a feeding on the story of what happened and what will happen to an idea (you). The before, after, and will be, are eliminated by the Now. The feeding is stopped and the delusion is no longer supported.
With no history to limit us, with no future to suggest something different from what we are experiencing , we find ourselves in the Now, just as we Are. It Is just ‘this’. And ‘this’ is not in time. It Is in timelessness.
So when something is perceived to have arrived (called enlightenment) then it will depart, as ‘that’ is in time. When the realization that what is ‘Now’ known, has never left, then the permanence of Being is realized. Furthermore, the unacquired knowledge becomes available, telling Us that ‘this’ has always been, with no ‘before’ or ‘after’, yielding a constant Presence.
Identity has then shifted into permanence rather than the day-to-day struggle of finding oneself in the future based on past efforts, while completely ignoring quantifiable experiential existence.
The effortlessness of Being is Present Now. To suggest that it isn’t, is to be occluded by phenomena obscuring the view of no view. No view is nothing getting in the way because ‘nothingness’ has no occlusion. Everything is then seen. Being ‘nothing’ is clear Seeing with no walls or boundaries.
Every Moment is the most honorable time to honor Self. To suggest otherwise is to misunderstand Self. The unconditional Self is free, allowing everything, accepting everyone, being all life, all the time.
Sitting in the spiritual heart space of Now, we embrace Ourselves with the light and love of unmitigated Awareness. Everything shows up. We Are nothing. We accept it all. Effortlessly.
“Start the day with love, spend the day with love, fill the day with love and end the day with love. That is the way to God.” -Sathya Sai Baba
There is nothing but Love. Feel It. Be It. It Is Love everywhere always Now. Daddy’O
THE PERMANENCE OF NOW
Causeless happiness/love Is. There is nothing to wait for because nothing is coming. It has arrived forever ago. It Is Now.
To suggest that the fleeting phenomena will empty its riches into our proverbial wallet is pulp fiction. Phenomena by its limited nature has no duration to keep us sated. The future at best, is only Presence arriving in the Now. To expect anything outside of Now is to live boldly in illusion. The recognition of the nature of phenomena is to see the unreal story of my so-called life.
The Now-ness of being Being cannot be located in the presumed past/future picture book. To chase the ’story’ is to chase our tail endlessly. There is nothing to find but the story of a fantasy of ‘me’.
’That’ story is only a binding of the mind into a conceptual prison if/when we limit the unlimited. The story is superficial to “What Is”. The “What Is” is what is essential to everything. The Nowness and Nothingness are the structures of stability that allow the seemingly compelling dramas to occur. It is ‘there’ where substance abides and phenomena is allowed to arise and fall.
“There is a humility to be grateful for all of life and to let go of the habitual tendency to go toward the ego that wants more, because it always thinks there’s something missing.” -Purna Clare Blanchflower
The goldmine is found by staying in the backdrop of spaceless space within. ‘Within’ meaning ‘staying in’ what is prior to and after the phenomena has arisen and fallen, without interruption. Our True Nature is there and everywhere in this eternal Now. This placeless place of timelessness Is Now.
What is ‘Real’ is Now. It Is the permanent background that is commonly overlooked for the gloss of transient glitter aka the ‘unreal’. The fragility of the life lived in an unstable reality of past/future is exposed by the unconditional-ness of Now.
Seeing and breathing every moment of the Now liberates Us from a prison-like environment into a permanent freedom. Nothingness never looked so good. See It from the ‘no view’ of causeless-ness. The permanence of happiness and love abide with no events needed.
Love Loves Everything as It Is Everything. Daddy’O
“Suffering points to the sufferer, which then points to the illusion, which then points back to nothing. What is left is Nothingness. Nothingness cannot be touched by suffering.”
“The undefended heart has no cause to fight for. It’s marker is effortless acceptance of all.”“Remembering there is no one to awaken.”
“The movie we are in is a real movie. The characters we play are only characters in the movie i.e. fictional. The story is NOT reality. It is a compelling story for the characters. The screen is NEVER touched by the histrionics of the movie. In the “Matrix”, Morpheus suffers greatly. Laurence Fishburne is untouched. To suggest that L.F. could be helped by Morpheus in his path, would be delusional. Enjoy the movie but see the Reality of the unchanging screen.”
We are ‘not’ added to. We are more zero than one. More nothing than something. More everything than just anything that could be pointed to. Holding on to something limits the unlimited. Holding on to nothing allows realization of everything.
Enlightenment is not an experience as ‘experience’ then becomes a stop. Something then has to have an experience thereby creating ‘self’. A false self cannot become enlightened. Too many stops. Being Is Being ad infinitum.
The emptiness of not holding anything is true emptiness. It is the blank screen that allows any movie to play or not play. It Is never leaving the fullness of emptiness despite the passing phenomena of leela. Everything is divine, even the ‘play’. But it is the emptiness that allows the transformation to rise and fall.
Be Love beyond concepts and limitation. Love Is without conditions or restrictions. Open the spiritual heart without thinking or doing. The felt sense is Present Now and forever. Directly ‘feel’ this Love as Love. Live Love wildly and free. Daddy’O
LOVE IS ALWAYS DRESSED IN NOTHINGNESS
Love Is. Unconditionality immediately shows up, as there is no preference for anything. All ‘things’ are in Love and ultimately are Love. The ‘Everything’ Is Love.
The ‘love’ that is practiced is ‘practiced’. Trying to Love is not Love as there is no ’trying’ in Love. To suggest that we ‘practice’ Love is to not Know Love. There is nothing that can be practiced. Again, Love Is. To practice Love is to pretend that we know who we are. To pretend our ‘existence’ is a very harsh interpretation of the directness and simplicity of existence.
Love Is existence in its prior-ness to everything else. Existence as Love is just that. There is nothing that can be added to the prior-ness. Adding to the prior-ness does not change the prior-ness or Love. But adding and conditioning things is not existence or Love.
Things will be added to the starting point but then that is no longer the starting point. The Formless is no longer the Formless.
Who we Are is not the idolatry of self, globbing attachments, reinforcements, and protections to preserve the glaring illusion of ‘me’. For the ’me’ to practice Love is to underscore the illusion that becomes the ‘me’. The presence of the ‘me’ obscures Love due to the implicit separateness that ‘me’ is.
Reality is that there is only ‘Oneness’. The ‘me’ does not agree with that supposition as the ‘me’ could not exist conceptually without the lie that iterates constantly affirming a false self. There cannot be the ‘Oneness’ and ‘me’. Saying and iterating that ‘me’ exists does not make it exist.
Knowing Love Is Being Love, unconditionally. Anything less is manufactured pretense. Existence is not thing-based. It Is. Formless-ness is part of form. Existence lies in Formless-ness. When Formless-ness leaves form, life leaves and carries on in other forms as Formless unconditional Love. The permanence Is Love, Is existence. The Love Is Us, effortlessly.
Know ‘this’ in the Knowing that Is present before and after nouns and things. Know ‘this’ in the prior-ness that Is existence and pure Love.
Love has no story of ‘me’ or seeking of love. Love Is Us. Love is Nothingness. Nothingness has nothing for the needy ‘me’. Love Is clothed only in Nothingness.
Nothingness is drawing no lines. To draw one line is too much, as one line results in this and that (duality). Oneness has no duality.
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good, or bad.” -Eckhart Tolle