EXPERIENCING IS NOT THE EXPERIENCE
What is ‘experiencing’ is not what is ‘experienced’. These are two different realms. Not losing sight of ‘experiencing’ while at the same time having the ‘experience’, is staying in everything. However, if there is a switch to ‘experience’ (noun) over ‘experiencing’ (verb), this preference, essentially butts out ‘experiencing’. Too much liking of the experience will result in ‘having’ the experience and being ‘taken’ by the experience.
The outcome of misplacing identification to ‘experience’, is ‘this’ thing called forgetting. Forgetting the ‘experiencing’ is forgetting true identity for false identity.
The perseveration of occluding our True Nature countless times during our day, results in a separation and an unfamiliarity with Self. A fictitious self arises, made up of repetition, memory, imagination, and time. Triggering these elements creates a conspiracy of self that has no reality. It is so convincing ‘we’ often never find out we were operating our lives from the fictional section of our personal library.
On the other hand, the repetition of ideas, the creation of imaginary self, and the belief in the element of time, never were part of ‘experiencing’. Timelessness, emptiness, and unacquired knowledge are the parts of ‘experiencing’ that never change or disappear. ‘Experiencing’ attaches Itself to nothing while at the same time Being everything.
Breaking down the artificial distancing from Self can be illustrated by a couple of examples.
Not knowing some thing or some memory can get us lost in pursuit of information that can easily cause us to flip the switch completely to ‘experience’ mode. This is a trivial example yet it often results in an undesired separation from our True Nature.
Not remembering what I thought I should remember and then getting lost in trying to remember, to the full exclusion of ‘experiencing’, happens frequently enough. That is the ‘experience’ overriding ‘experiencing’. ‘Experiencing’ does not get concerned about not remembering. ‘Experiencing’ has no need to remember.
When you ‘Know’ you are ‘experiencing’ first and always, you don’t walk that off and go exclusively to the ‘experience’. The ‘experience’ is always limited.
The trickery of the mind convinces itself to trade the ‘experiencing’ for pursuit of the ‘experience’. Bad trade, especially when no trade is necessary.
‘Experiencing’ never leaves yet has everything and more. ‘Experience’ alone is missing the point of ‘experience’. ‘Experience’ is nothing to hold captive or pursue exclusively. It is the play of Consciousness. ‘Experiencing’ holds nothing yet is aware deeply of everything. When we realize there is nothing to capture we relax in the awareness of just ‘experiencing’.
Another example. ‘Having an epiphany’ turns out to ‘not having an epiphany’. The epiphany, by ‘having’, is no longer an epiphany except in the past tense (time-based). The epiphany doesn’t last. What lasts is ‘experiencing’-staying in ‘experiencing’ as ‘experiencing’. The epiphany then doesn’t matter because ‘that’ is an event in time (that is over).
What matters is ‘What Is’ and that Is ‘experiencing’. Everything after that is to be let go as unnecessary fodder often used to create some illusory and unnecessary piece of identity.
We are always Knowing we are only the ‘experiencing’.
‘Experiencing’ makes no stops. It is just ‘experiencing’. Stopping anywhere for anything would seemingly interfere with the purity of experiencing ‘experiencing’.
Experiencing ‘experiencing’ Is the Fullness. When ‘It’ Is all Here where else could we go?!