MEDITATION IS NOTHING
Why would it be something? Making a thing out of it would be counter-productive, yes? Making an object out of something that is not conceptual, is making it conceptual. An idea cannot get You to where You Are Now.
An idea actually cannot get You out of the here and now that You are present in, either. Except seemingly so, which is then engaging in illusion. Can we differentiate illusion from unmitigated reality?
Illusion can repeat its influence on Us by employing the illusion to attempt escape from the illusion. The result is 100% illusion because the illusion is the basis for change. Staying in the illusion and expecting substantive change, is to clearly be deluded by the illusion (once again).
What would be the difference, the substantive difference, between illusion and Reality?
Reality Is existentially Present perennially with no change. It Is the metaphoric ‘space’ that cannot be used to divide Itself, as It Is Everything without being any ‘thing’. Phenomena happens in some thing, which in this case (all cases) is ‘nothingness’.
Illusion is some ‘thing’ that appears and disappears given the construct called time. Reality is the timelessness in which Nothingness Is Everything including the phenomenal everything.
The phenomenal, the illusory, is not where to look or where to start to look from, to find non-illusion. In meditation, to start from illusion is to miss the point of not really Being illusion.
The prior-ness of Being just Is. There is nothing to add to nothing-ness. Meditation Is Being with nothingness. Nothing can be added to nothing-ness to make meditation better. Adding would in effect be subtraction from the effortlessness of Being.
In other words, adding stuff to the space-less space will not yield more space. Contrarily, a separate self would be produced when the ‘stuff’ of thoughts, feelings, and mental activity are given priority in this field-less field. Cluttering the field or space is not pure space.
Meditation is what we Are always with no activity necessary. ‘Be’ and meditation spontaneously arises. ‘Do’ meditation, and activity is birthed. Activity is based in the phenomenal. Activity is clearly not necessary for Being. Existence is primary and sufficient to Itself. Something coming later has no impact on pure existence. Meditation Is ‘that’.
“A separate self doesn’t have a point of view; it is a point of view.” -Rupert Spira
The ‘doer’, the ‘thinker’, the ‘meditator’ are hindrances to meditation as these liaisons are occlusions and unnecessary additions to Being.
Being is not being someone. Being Is Being everyone and everything without stopping for anything. Be ’That’ and meditation is constant.
Love Is Loving Love eternally, Daddy’O
BEING A VERB WITHOUT LANDING ON A NOUN
There is nothing to get. There is nothing to do. And there is nothing to Be. Meaning there is no future in Being.
Essential Being is as simple as simple could be without being simpler. There is no value added by adding anything to Being. Adding ‘things’ to Being is in effect, a transaction that pulls away from the effortless-ness of Being. All ‘things’ can have no effect on Being anyway. ’Things’ are clearly ephemeral and empty of anything lasting or permanent. Being is complete with an impossibility of improvement. Only ‘things’ can be improved.
Being-ness is a strive- less fulfillment of Self. When It Is ‘nothing’ It Is ‘everything’. That ‘everything’ is the effect of the cause called ‘nothing’. These characteristics are bound to each other in the duality of ‘things’. There is no point about hankering about ‘this’ phenomena as it ‘noun-ed’.
When ‘things’ go to becoming creation, like all nouns, they also invariably fall to destruction and back to ‘nothingness’. It is their fate. This is their nature.
Nouns or ‘things’ are products of the universe that have a finite shelf life. Tears are not needed for their apparent inevitable conclusion. That is, unless we invest in nouns. And that would be an unskillful investment given this flash in the pan of the universe.
The point being, is that all nouns, to certainly include the self-manufactured noun of identity made through the cooperation of linear time, are vaporous and essentially without any aliveness that is true and enduring. Our false self is an illusion that is dead on arrival. All illusions of identity can never have any life despite a lifetime of support and belief in them.
What is not created, is whom we really Are. ’That’, being no birth or death in the perennial verb-ing called ‘I’. This ‘verb-ing’ never really stops streaming It’s life force as It Is not noun-based. Nouns or ‘things’ have shelf life. The streaming of Being, Seeing, Noticing, Loving, Happening is just life never landing on a ‘noun’.
Nouns are present but cannot entangle a verb that Is ‘I-ing’ true identity. It is only by ’seemingly’ forgetting Itself, does Being appear to Be a noun. This appearance is as transitory as any other noun. This noun becomes ‘content’ while ‘context’ never gets touched or effected by any transitory appearance. Context remains context without interruption. Context holds everything together as it Is the groundless ground.
The subtler point here is, that when we see the ‘tornado of me’ creating turbulence in our so-called life, we see ’nouns’ being created to represent whom we ‘think’ we are. We have this hardened opinion about ‘things’ being a certain way. We draw lines that are more like welded lines, that no-one should cross. We worship ideas like gods that must be given obeisance. There are lines drawn that should never be drawn .
It is not that we will vaporize if we stop worshipping concepts or stop creating staid viewpoints of how things ‘should’ be. There is no spaciousness in drawing hard and fast lines. ’These’ nouns can never have the freedom of verbs. Once a verb claims a noun, it is finished as verb. True Being (verb-ing) never stops Being. Being is as complete as complete can be. Nouns would do nothing/could do nothing, to the verb-ing of Being. Being needs no ground to land on. Being Is complete.
Enjoy the fun of ‘nouns’ without the seriousness of attachment that often binds suffering upon their demise. ’Nouns’ are content that must be clearly seen as ‘content’ versus the ‘context’ that We really Are. The context should always inform our true identity as perennial verbs, with no stops necessary.
“I am the Knowing with which all experience is known and I am the Being in all that exists.” -Rupert Spira
Be the ‘aliveness’ that cannot be mistaken for any ‘thing’ or noun. This ‘aliveness’ is our existence and Presence that gives contextual meaning to life itself.
Loving Loves Loving, Daddy’O
LOVE I AM COMPLETELY YOURS
Love I Am. You know that I Love You. In other words, I Am You unconditionally.
When ‘It’ Is all Causeless-ness, what is the effect?
The seeming ‘cause’ has a seeming ‘effect’. Causeless-ness just Is. What more can it Be? The ‘dreaming’ is not the ‘dreamt’. The ‘character’ is an extremely limited player in the dream which itself is extremely limited. It Is the ‘Dreaming’ that is most real and that is the play of life in both the awake state and dreamt state of the play. ‘What’ is dreamt is insignificant relative to the ‘Dreaming’. The ‘dreamt’ has absolutely no effect on the causeless ‘Dreaming’.
Love Is the source of everything and nothing. Love is insistent on loving everything because it is everything. Love Loves Love. This ‘Love’ is causeless and un-conditioned. Because this Love Is everything, then everything Is always unmistakably Love.
This ‘Love’ Is completely, top to bottom, Us, relative and absolute. There is nothing outside of ‘this’ Love. Love infuses Itself into everything, micro to macro, with absolutely nothing left out. ‘It’ Is completely Us as ‘It’ Is completely Us. There Is no ‘other’.
There is ‘nothing’ about being ‘something’. ‘That’ is an ignoring of ‘What Is’ in ‘Seeing’, when we get stuck in some seemingly vogue status of being ‘someone’. Being someone is akin to getting lost in the character in a Netflix movie.
Looking for ‘Love’ while Being ‘Love’ is ignoring the most obvious. ‘This’ view is a view from conditioned love. Starting from what we aren’t and searching from this faux status can never result in actualization of Self. Self does not need to be actuated, as It Is causeless and endless Love and integration without a gap (to especially include Now).
The ‘You’ needs no definition as It Is all. Characteristics and definition, likes and dislikes, desires and needs, all are limitations of Self. Everything that defines us limits us as ‘Everything’ is then limited to some ‘things’. This separation is not Love. There is no ‘this’ or ‘that’ in Love. Love just Is.
“Thinking imagines that I, Awareness, share the limits and the destiny of the mind and body. With this belief a limited, temporary self comes into apparent existence on whose behalf most subsequent thoughts, feelings, activities and relationships are undertaken.” -Rupert Spira
Meet it all with Love. Stay effortlessly in the heart where the sublime unconditioned Self is always found. See from the everything first and then acknowledge, if needed, the character in this flic called life. Our feet are always imbedded in the deepest part of Ourselves eternally. Staying in this effortlessness is home sweet home. Welcome home Love. I Am completely Yours.
Loving The Loving, Daddy’O
IDENTIFYING AS NOTHING
Nothing has no predilection and really no location. It has nowhere to go and yet is everywhere to be found. The utility of nothing is that it Is something that is empty as far as concepts can take it. There is no materialism left in nothing. It is less than ash.
Nothing rules over nothing and that is an advantage for everyone. Nothing never interferes. Being nothing allows everything to prosper. Nothing doesn’t even step back because nothing is never in the way. It is the ultimate convenience. And yet, it never gets any real respect or recognition despite its success rate of 100%.
If ‘nothing’ defines you, then the ‘you’ is essentially ‘nothing’, yes? If the ‘tornado of me’ comes in and demands attention and obeisance, then what happens? We lose nothing-ness. When we were completely identified with ‘nothing’ then nothing mattered. Now that we think we are ‘something’ then everything seems to matter.
The question that arises is, what changed and how significant was the change? What seemingly happened was that we gave up ‘nothing’ for ‘something’. And the significance of ‘that’ was everything. When we deal with nothing-ness we deal with everything.
There is freedom with ’nothing’ while there is imprisonment with the act of trading down to ‘something-ness. Where does our identity lie? In ‘something-ness’ or in ‘nothing-ness’?
In the state of ‘something-ness’, we erroneously maintain this ‘something-ness’ while continuing to possibly ’be’ this goal of ‘nothing-ness’. In actuality, Being ‘nothing’ means we See that we are everything without the interpretation and identification with any one body, thing, or character. ’Nothing’ by It’s nature, is the virtual space for everything, so there is nothing to have or be, as ‘having’ and be-ing is redundant. The presumed ‘you’ is subsumed in the ‘everything-ness’ of ‘nothing-ness’. ‘Nothing-ness’ Is permanently the space for every thing, all the time (changelessly) anyway.
Starting with ‘nothing-ness’ rather than starting with being something, is radically and powerfully optimal or dismal, contingent on this preliminary step. Said another way, drawing a line for an imaginary self begins the departure from wholeness. The line of self divides the ‘nothing-ness’ into this or that. This or that are ‘things’. ‘Things’ cannot ever be ‘nothing-ness’. However, ‘nothing-ness’ always make room for every ‘thing’.
’Nothing-ness’ cannot be bound. ‘Something-ness’ is binding to things. ’Nothing-ness has no limitations and cannot be defined. Personhood or ‘something-ness’ is bound by some type of definition. It has boundaries and limits. This separation is separation because of boundaries and limits. ’Nothing-ness’ is free to be everything everywhere unbounded.
Lastly, ask two questions? What is real? What is unreal? Using the measures of permanence and ubiquity, we tease out the answers. What is temporary, fleeting, and limited is ‘something-ness’? And what is permanent, stable, and unlimited is ‘nothing-ness’?
“The separate inside self always has a point of view. In fact, the separate inside self is a point of view. I, Awareness, however, have no point of view. I am the viewing.” -Rupert Spira
Be whom you Are now. Limitation is indigenous to things. Meet yourself in the ’Nothing-ness’ you already are now. Start with ‘nothing’ and Be ‘everything’.
I Awareness am Love in Love with Love. Daddy’O
LOVE COMES FIRST
Everything sources from the endless fountain called ‘Love’.
Experientially we ‘know’ that ‘Love’ is our starting point. When we feel ‘Love’ we ‘see’ that it is complete and fulfilling, before going to any ‘thing’ or idea. The ‘thing’ or idea, is always second. Love is prior to any ‘thing’.
If we love motorcycles or if we love knitting, it Is the Love that is abiding before, during, and after any ‘thing’. Is it not?
Love is timeless and ergo forever Present. It has never started or stopped. It Is available in all the linear time we seemingly have. The Love incarnate Is Us.
The expression of Love in the ephemeral does not make Love ephemeral. The ephemeral will arise and fall while Love Is witnessing it all, all the time.
The ‘Love’ is not conditional even when we make it conditional. Conditional love is not ‘Love’. ‘Love’ remains untouched despite the manipulation. The manipulation is ephemeral and therefore cannot Be ‘Love’. Adding manipulation to Love is separating ‘Love’ into conditions. ‘Conditions’ cannot rule Love.
Again, ‘Love’ is before all conditions and complete to the degree that It cannot be improved. The ‘Fullness of Love’ is never not full. It cannot be diminished by any temporal condition.
Given that we often take ‘Love’ with Us to journeys of self-gratification, the question must be asked, ”When does Love stop Being Love”?
The distinguishing, is in who is carrying the water, so to speak. When we add desire and the tornado of me to ‘Love’, then only ‘Love’ remains. ‘Love’ remains as ‘Love’. The downgrade remains as the downgrade. The separate self serving its illusory existence, cannot force ‘Love’ into this servitude. ‘Love’ Is only ‘Love’, yet again. ‘Love’ Is nothing carrying everything, even water, with no conditions. The downgrade is what is conditional/temporal.
“Love is the natural condition of all experience before thought has divided it into a multiplicity and diversity of objects, selves and others.” -Rupert Spira
Know ‘Love’ as the seamless-ness of everything. It Is the awakened stability that allows the conditional and transitory to temporarily abide without explicit interference. But not only not interfering, but also ’Love’ Is delightfully Present to ingratiate any open contact, to thrive with beautiful aliveness.
‘Love’ is first. And last.
You Are Love. Love Loves Love, Daddy’O
Appearances arise and fall as temporary objects. There is no permanance to objects to include concepts. More importantly, is the permanence of perception, that sees the arising and falling of the temporary. Perceiving just perceives with no objects or concepts to facilitate. Perceiving never stops. Perceiving has no location where it happens. Perceiving just perceives. There is nothing added.
Freedom is facilitated by perceiving the perceiving, by seeing the seeing, by noticing the noticing. There are no sticking points unless we insert objects into the freeness of perceiving.
Perceiving is sufficient to Itself. When we stop and perseverate for objects, we limit perceiving. Freedom is then limited. Allowing objects to come and go is the nature of freedom.
Be free. Be in no location and see the Seeing. It Is You, everywhere.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
Do we see a driver? There is no driver. The driver is just a thought. Perceiving only perceives perceiving.
To put a driver in the vehicle would take an illusion to enact the noun called ‘driver’. Even then, it, the driver, is only there in perception not reality. And what perception experientially concludes, is the perception or perceiving of the driver, which ultimately is the ‘knowing’.
However, there is no distance created, even when seemingly created, between the driver and the driving. Making a ‘noun’ out of the driver is the false separation of duality. Only when perception and experiencing are replaced by conceptual constraints, does the driver appear more real than validated perception. The driver then appears conceptually not experientially.
The concepts do not have the backing of Reality to assist in a proper conclusion. Our experiencing, without the need for conceptually framing something into a ‘thing’, is what we know deeply as truth. Truth cannot be funneled into a limited conceptual base. That base is too small for the enormity of formless-ness masquerading as form and back to formless-ness.
The prior-ness of existence needs existence Itself to discern Itself. Thoughts or concepts do not make the cut as they are severely truncated temporary limited objects. All there is is the knowing of thoughts, perceptions, and experience. Without the ‘knowing’, there would be no perception of things masquerading as things. The ‘knowing’ is most essential.
The ‘knowing’ precludes the ‘known’. The ‘known’ is artificial, a noun per se. There is no need for the ‘known’ as It all is just ‘knowing’. There is only the ‘knowing’ of seeing, tasting, touching, hearing and smelling. The experience is one with the ‘knowing’ as the seeming ‘two’ of ‘knowing’ and ‘experience’ are the same ‘knowing’.
Hence, there is no driver. Only the perceiving of perceiving. What perceives the so-called driver, is the perceiving and knowing of formless-ness in form. The formless-ness never departs. The forms manifest and un-manifest as do all phenomena. The driver is truly formless-ness as seen by the Seeing.
Seeing things clearly requires no belief system. Not seeing things clearly involves employing a belief system i.e. believing in separation when experientially all that is found is ‘knowing’ knowing ‘knowing’. Belief in separation results in a massive illusion engendering suffering and alienation.
Dependence on thought alone is wholly insufficient to ‘divine’ Reality. Knowing thoughts is knowing limitation and form. Knowing Self is knowing the unlimited and formless-ness.
“It is only an activity of thinking and feeling that makes it seem that we are something other than open, empty, unlimited Awareness but even this activity takes place in and is made out of Awareness alone.” -Rupert Spira
It Is all connected but the unity can be most clearly seen through the ‘knowing’ of every thing and nothing. Everything is everything first and last with no ‘not knowing’. And ‘nothing’ is a part of that ‘everything’.
Love Loves Love always, Daddy’O
‘Nobody’ is not a threat to ‘somebody’. ‘Somebody’ already has made a statement about being some ‘thing’ or idea. ‘Nobody’ has no investment in things, as ‘things’ are worthless from this viewpoint. The freedom of ‘nobody’ is unsurpassed.
‘Nobody’ doesn’t care while contemporaneously caring greatly. Being ‘nobody’ allows infinite expression and fullness to appear. There is no one to prefer this or that. ‘All’, is all in, all the time.
Having no preference, allows full freedom from personal conflicts and self-interest to not molest Love Itself. ‘Nobody’ Loves everyone equally as ‘nobody’, as Love is never divided up or parcelled out. ‘Nobody’ can ‘Be’ Love effortlessly as there are no distinctions. There is ‘no one’ to ‘nobody’.