START WITH FULL ABUNDANCE
Why? ‘Why’ is an aggressive question. The ‘why’ is more of a defense of ‘what isn’t’ than an affirmation of “What Is”. The ‘why’ is defending the vulnerable heart that has survival of the ‘idea of self’ as its main starting point. ‘This’ starting point is not recommended due to its inherent frailty and falseness.
Defending an illusion is always a problem (delusion). Seeing where we are currently abiding in, as far as identity is concerned, is imperative. Just acknowledging and losing the untenable-ness of our current position is a better starting point.
We would not be looking for a better plan if our current modality was optimally functional, would we?!
Pointing to the failed system we are enjoining in constantly (24/7), can even be more affirmed when we see our activity as futile, upon just a glimpse of our success rate. ‘Seeing’ our failures more completely aids and abets more success, contrary to popular belief.
In order to move past the failed system we knowingly or unknowingly support, our starting point shifts out of thinking we ‘know’ to ‘not knowing’. ‘Not knowing’ opens naturally to spaciousness and unlocks us from binding of previous beliefs and patterns of conditioning.
We essentially give up our false start by seeing our tendencies behaving in a knee-jerk fashion to what life presents. We see the binding that is attached to ‘our’ reaction to phenomena internally and externally. We see the casting of identity, ‘our’ manufactured identity, to thoughts, ideas, sensations, and perceptions.
What is teased out upon this scrutiny is the false-ness of beginning with a false self. This is not an easy task as everything we think we know has a false-ness to it when viewed from an illusion. The illusion of self has layers of deep conditioning that keep popping up. Any suppression of the false self only supports the false self. Suppression cannot be the answer.
What Is always Present regardless of circumstances is the non-conditional Self. Our higher Self is not entangled in the hot mess of phenomena aka content. Self or Beingness Is forever prior to all that content. The addition of ‘time’, a concept, punishes us when we attach ourselves to content. Time is used by false self to become false self with a past and future. Without time, the fraud of self is revealed to be unreal and the value of content to be hollow and transitory. Identification with the ‘after’ robs Us of Presence (Now) (seemingly).