THE COMFORT OF NOT KNOWING
Resting in the fullness of not knowing is contrary to how we normally posit life. Why wouldn’t we know or at least want to know things? To suggest that we don’t finish our need to know by minimally exploring, is antithetical. It is the bane of any thriving civilization. So we say.
Resting in the fullness of not knowing is, at the same time, relishing uncertainty. Why would we not chase certainty? Is that not a goal of life -to nail down everything so our so-called life can be smooth throughout with a good finish?
And what about reality and such? Are there some things that we can categorically ‘not know’? Or do we behave in a slovenly manner to the thought that everything can be known, cognitively and conceptually?
Our models of prediction and our mathematical algorithms can be predictive of some behavior but the certainty of the future remains largely uncertain. Uncertainty is just too implicit in the structure of the Universe. It’s vastness is ubiquitous. The variables are just too infinite.
Spiritually, we endeavor to ‘know thyself”. It is an age old maxim that is true and at the same time, misleading. Knowing Self is more like knowing that we do not know Self. And we cannot ‘know’ this mystery because ‘this’ is what is seeing and being. It is observation itself without the possibility of going back further. It is a full stop at this point which is no point. What is witnessing and ‘knowing’ everything, is the ‘Knowing’.
And the ‘Knowing’ is not conceptual/cognitive. It ‘Is’.
Normal everyday knowing is putting things into buckets or categories. There are no categories in ‘Knowing’. There is no separation in ‘Knowing’ to need buckets.
All the phenomenal knowledge we have is useless in the pursuit of Truth. The irrelevance is due to the implicit limitation of visceral knowing. Only the ‘Priorness’ can Know the ‘Knowing’ , as ‘Priorness’ has no limitation or ceiling.
The subsequence of ‘knowledge’ has relevance to it’s level of actualization. This actualization cannot be helpful outside it’s arena of relevance. The priorness of Truth is not in the wheelhouse of phenomenal knowledge.
Phenomenal knowledge, used for purposes of identity is extremely problematic. When identity is hijacked by the mental process to create a doer, thinker, believer, owner, or some such ‘noun’, it dumbs down to illusion, separation, and implicit suffering.
Subsequent phenomenal knowledge, underscored by a false need to know, aggrandizes a false and illusory self. Even this illusory self cannot stand unless it is held up by a constant stream of self-thoughts that prop up the illusion. Silence or in other words, no input given to this false self, is immediately problematic to it’s existence. The need for constant affirmation tell-tales it’s falseness.
Contrarily, ’Suchness’ or ‘Priorness’ is full and has no desire or need to be affirmed. The Fullness by It’s nature, fulfills Itself. Effortlessness is the hallmark of ‘Beingness’, ‘Suchness’, or whatever name we want to give to the ‘Priorness’.
All names and all forms are part of all ’That’.
‘Uncertainty’ is what Is certain. To try for certainty is to fight Self with self. This is a battle that self loses every time. The question then becomes, who wants certainty? There is no one there to want ‘certainty’ except illusion. Our self-made illusion wants certainty because ‘illusory certainty’ gives a seeming ‘more’ to false identity.
This doubling down, reinforces the separateness and the owning of reality. Ownership, doership, and a cultish belief, reveal the falseness of non-Being. The structures that we use to create a false reality presume even a false comfort. When challenged, we summarily react with fortitude and defensiveness. Where is the calmness and equanimity? We passed that up like yesterday’s garbage.
Relaxing in the eternal Moment with no future to secure in any way, is the freedom that only is possible by letting go of visceral knowledge and a pining for some certainty. The deepening of relaxation can be instantly experienced when we give up doctrinaire beliefs.
The comfort of not-knowing is certainly something that is often pushed away, far away, from our daily life. Taken as a starting point for any and every Moment, we can immediately see the simplicity in just Being without the need to reinforce ownership, beliefs, and the finality of dead nouns.
“Thought imagines a knower and a known, but experience knows only knowing; thought imagines a lover and a beloved, but experience knows only loving; thought imagines a perceiver and the perceived, but experience knows only perceiving.” -Rupert Spira
‘Being’ is a verb that has no stops at no time. Here, uncertainty is loved and heralded as the basic design and Truth of the Universe. The ‘not knowing’ is essential to know, as knowing too much results in a predictable blocking of ‘Isness’.
Knowing Self is ‘Knowing’ the difference between Self and self. Knowing the difference, is the difference between Truth and comfort versus unreality and suffering.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
The Kavanaugh hearing is a great current example of the authenticity of resonation, especially in this case, of a victim. The prosecutor was extremely sensitive to immediately highlight the victim’s terror present in her voice, in her first words to the victim. The victim’s resonation was clearly evoking the trauma that words alone can never come close to in communicating.
Aside from the voice transmitting the fear and currency of the still present trauma, the body demonstrated visible tremors for at least the first 30 minutes of her testimony. The obvious reluctance to be at this hearing crossed three modalities exposing explicit pain in those moments.
Words are absolutely useful tools in communicating but they can never tell the truth nor the whole story. Truth can only be communicated through the resonation of the quality of energy while employing the end tools of words and voice and body -all filters of the source.
It is the resonation that carries authenticity and reality. Without it, words fall flat.
Even without the modality of words, resonation alone, can carry us to Us. How can this be?
The Reality that is Us, Is. The ‘Isness’ never leaves existence as It Is existence itself. The ‘Isness’ has an aliveness that is palpable. That is, It’s resonance.
’That’ resonance is the same resonance that preceded the Big Bang and all other phenomena. ‘It’ is not located anywhere despite It’s ubiquity. And most importantly, ‘It’ is located in us as Us. This ‘Us’ is in the body/mind but is not limited to just resonating in a particular body/mind. That resonation is alive everywhere to include all body/minds. That resonation is Life Itself.
Not being connected to Being essentially means not being fully connected to
the aliveness we all Are . Even with a less optimal connection ‘this’ aliveness and resonation is still Present. Accessing It’s Fullness is the common problem.
As a response to a less than ideal connection to this infinite eternal resonance, a familiar response is to ‘try’ to make it better. The question is, who is trying to make ‘ it’ better? And can ‘it’ be made better?
Can we make our innate resonance better by pushing discipline and good works as a path to higher resonation?
The answer is of course is a clear and unambiguous ‘no’. The ‘we’ we think we are, cannot do anything to change the unchanging resonance of Resonance.
And Resonance can never be improved as it is never unstable i.e. unchanging.
Accessing whom We Are is the ticket to Resonance.
“Beauty is never seen, but every object is its footprint; love is never felt, but every feeling is its face; understanding is never known, but every thought shines with its light.” -Rupert Spira
The mis-appropriation of our resources into a false identity that is refreshed thousand of times a day, is our problem. This false identity is an illusion that steals awareness and attention from the Source in order to sustain the unsustainable ‘me’. This ‘me’ cannot become anything but an illusion. Stuffing resources into it is a loss leader.
Whom we really Are is extant right Now and has been Present forever. This Resonation is pure authenticity. The tornado of thoughts and ‘me’, have hid the most obvious from being found as Self with no other self.
“Resonation” is not really a thing. It Is everything but a ‘thing’. Looking for a ‘thing’ finds nothing. Mind (and/or thoughts) find nothing and conclude nothing useful. While ‘nothing’, if indeed we are seeing the resonation of nothingness, is Everything.
Seeing the Resonation of Self is Seeing there is only one door necessary to the house we call home. Unlike the victim in the Kavanaugh case, there is no real need for two doors except for active trauma. There are not two selves nor two doors unless we insist there is, and then one is an illusion.
We choose the inner door of Love that has no distance from Us and Is Us always and everywhere. There is no fear when there Is only Love everywhere.
Resonate with ‘that’.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
Less is more when ‘it’ is not polluted with the extraneous. Loading up on dross is inherently counterproductive. The direct and simple designs have an elegance that is immediately preferable to an artificial complexity. Complexity for complexity’s sake is an anathema to efficiency. Efficiency in the utilization of resources has a preference over complexity, especially when going global.
When things are as simple as simple can be without being simpler, then optimalness is reached. The optimum is lost when this simplicity is lost. Adding to the optimum is essentially subtracting from the optimum.
Subtracting by adding the unnecessary, diminishes the whole.
The whole is complete regardless of any belief that ‘thinks’ things will improve through ‘more’ and ‘more’. The sufficiency of the optimum is a conformance with natural law in that there is a mathematical and geometric harmony with a divine proportion e.g. The Golden Mean.
Adding ‘stuff’ to the magnificent harmony of subatomic particles and/or expanding universes, would invariably impair optimalness and effortlessness of these appearances. The indescribable aliveness of the universe is certainly self-sufficient and self-evident, without our adding to it.
In spirituality, adding is subtracting. There is no achievement as everything is already achieved. ‘Achievement’ is denigrating to “What Is” already Present Now.
Belief in the soul-less-ness of trying is making the self-evident a mystery. The desire ‘to know’ drives the addition that is a virtual subtraction.
‘Not knowing’ in the cognitive sense, is the helpfulness in being able to receive the “Knowing” without creating obstacles in the path of no path. Not knowing is the avoidance of making conclusions about anything and everything. Conclusions are end points with no life left in them. They are conceptual and very limiting. Life is unlimited and far from dead.
Accepting the ‘mystery’ is not knowing and not making any conclusions about it. Accepting it is not questioning it’s fullness. It’s fullness is glaringly obvious upon acceptance. The arguing is thinking we know everything to include the ‘unknown’
“The fact that the current situation is present indicates that Awareness has already fully accepted it. It is only an imaginary self that subsequently resists it. In fact, the imaginary separate self comes into apparent existence as that resistance.”- Rupert Spira
The general tendency is to challenge what we do not know. This is good for non-spiritual matters. However, it is problematic spiritually, only because we then deny what is always Present. Seeing what is Present does not require an advance degree in astro-physics. Seeing requires an openness that conclusions absolutely obfuscate Presence.
We are ‘that’ that we are looking for.To keep on looking elsewhare is to chase our ancestral tail without end. ‘Presence’ reveals Presence.
There is nothing to add to Fullness. Fullness Is. The Fullness Is the Priorness that never left our Presence. Seeing the Presence that never left is Seeing Self with no additions from the mind, thought, or sensations. The completeness has always been complete. The discovery is Seeing the Seeing Being Here and Now in every Moment.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
Fullness is everything despite being nothing. Nothing-ness contains everything as everything is manifestation. Manifestation is transitory, lacking sustenance. The sustenance ‘That Is’, is not in time. Sustenance is timelessness.
Eternity is sustenance. Eternity has no time and space. Eternity is Isness ad infinitum. Ergo, the impossibility of change, as typified in the transitory and temporal manifestation, is the imperative of changelessness, e.g. Fullness. Fullness is the changeless change of the universe, that is the sustainer.Nothing can be added and nothing can be subtracted from Fullness.
Fullness is unmanifested Beingness that has incredible stability due to it’s priorness to all manifestations. The stability has stability precisely because of the ‘no change’ ever-ness of the timeless ‘Now’.
The contrast between stability/instability, changelessness/change, and Fullness/emptiness is as marked as opposites get. While at the same time ‘Being’ is Being the opposite, ‘Being’ is Being with no opposites, i.e. Fullness.
All that, is occurring effortlessly due to the ‘no change’ in the infrastruture of the Now. Time is there to give the appearance of preventing manifestation from seemingly crashing into manifestation. Manifestation needs time in order to be manifestation, despite it’s birth from timelessness Itself.
Given our effort to have the base of existence, that is, eternity, as our base, we strive to achieve that, as our base. However, there is, as stated previously, nothing that can be added to ‘What already Is Now’. Any effort or will to even wish ‘that’ upon us, however munificent,is futile.
‘It’ Is already Present. No amount of ‘doing’ can do anything to bring about what is already there, regardless of any perceived need to achieve ‘the idea’ of Fullness in ‘our’ lives. And ‘our’ is a perjorative term as it erringly assumes there is a difference from ‘not ours’. We Are ‘It’, right Now, without discrimination or ownership.
To add to Fullness, again, is impossible even in our so-called lives. The central issue is -to add on anything, is immediately counterproductive to Being Being.
Any ‘add-on’ is stepping away from Being and entering into the illusion of manifestation, especially when we take our feet out of Beingness to ‘do’ anything. Beingness must come first, as it is always prior and first with no second. Stepping out of Beingness is stepping out of Everything to engage in the futility of temporariness.
Our identity Is Beingness, Existence, Bliss. When we identify with manifestation as our predominant identity, there is an ‘add-on’ that cannot contribute to Consciousness. Consciousness or Beingness cannot be given qualities indigenous to temporariness. To do so, is not to limit Consciousness but to limit ourselves from full Consciousness.
Perseveration of the illusory self by a constant barrage of likes/dislikes, wants, fear, attachment, and belief in the thought parade, does maintain the illusion and also limits access to “What Is”, our permanent nature. These ‘add-ons’ cannot stand with the contemporaneous-ness and aliveness of our Now. The add-ons are ‘dead’ weight.
“The fact that the current situation is present indicates that Awareness has already fully accepted it. It is only an imaginary self that subsequently resists it. In fact, the imaginary separate self comes into apparent existence as that resistance.” -Rupert Spira
We are the bliss that cannot be found. Finding ‘it’ would mean ‘it’ was lost. Looking for ‘it’ would mean we are not coming from ‘it’. We Are always ‘it’, even when we are obscuring ‘it’. ‘It’ Is what Is Seeing right Now. There Is no other. Nothing else can be added to ‘it’.
Eternity is sustenance in Action. Be ‘That’ first and last. Love the Love, Daddy’O
LOVE IS EVERYTHING FIRST
The ‘Priorness’ is certainly prior. The creation is vast and inherently second. The ubiquity that is ‘Priorness’, is everything and everyone, that is, infinite potentiality and also, it’s subsequent expression.
The ubiquity and ‘Priorness’ remain unchanged, forever, regardless of time-based creation or non-creation. In using words to describe the indescribable, we say It is everything and nothing with no conflicts.
The point to be taken is that the primary position, as far as view is concerned, is monumental.
The common view we put forth to ourselves and everyone else, is that
‘Consciousness’ is in us, as a starting point. First the “us” is not separate and Is indeed Consciousness Itself. In other words, ‘Consciousness’ is in ‘Consciousness’ without a second. The ‘us’ is the separation issue.
The ‘us’ is not the only sticking point. It is exacerbated when the starting point is the over heralded second place of creation.
When starting at the consequence rather than the cause, we inject inherent difficulty in going back to the Source. Starting ’small’ is not starting at Vastness itself, when Vastness is the real ticket. Starting ‘small’ also has a myriad of traps that prevent the thorough inculcation of the ineffable. Ego, false self, thought-based emphasis, all have a better chance of keeping the ‘small’ small.
Conversely, starting at the vastness of the ‘Priorness’ is starting at ‘everything’. When starting at ‘everything’ nothing is eliminated , reduced , or second-ed. It Is all first without an artificial second.
Starting the ’Seeing’ at the infinite potential of pure nothingness is Source Itself. It Is Seeing from the fullness of Being first with consequence a distant second as it is.
Consciousness Is. Happiness Is. Love Is. All 3 expressions are “Isness”. That is, they are interchangeable verbs without any noun-ing. They are all ‘Being’.
Love is particularly instrumental in illustrating the Divine connection of Being. We Are Love loving Love at all times.
Everything is Love. Starting as ‘Everything as Love’, Love then knows no second even when downloaded into creation and things. There is no big shift necessary as everything downstream remains Love. Love appears to start big but it is only Love at It’s starting point of vastness and the fulfillment of potentiality of Self.
“To be present in and as all that is seen is to participate in life, not as a fragment amongst other fragments, but as Love, intimately one with all seeming objects and selves.” -Rupert Spira
When ‘Everything’ Is Love first, then the small differences are not given any quarter to prosper. Their status is not artificially upgraded at the expense of Being Love always. The ‘small’ differences do not have the starting point they would have, if the start were at ‘small’ differences. Thereby, the ‘small’ differences are moot.
Not starting at the ‘consequence’ phase of creation is an elegant way of avoiding built-in trouble. It is so much easier when the Vastness is recognized and identified as the Us first, rather than fussing with the little ‘us’ and it’s complexities of small-ness.
Love Is the Cause and the consequence. Be Love First as the ‘Priorness’ and the ‘Vastness’ that is everything and everyone. The path is easier when there is no path. It just Is. The start is Love and Being first always as everyone and everything.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
HOW ‘I’ CHANGED THE WORLD
Who is the ‘I’? Is ‘I’ the thinker, the doer, or the receiver? The thinker, the doer, the receiver are dead nouns.