THE ‘PERSON’ IS A STOP
There are no stops in the ‘flow’. If the ‘flow’ had stops then it wouldn’t be the flow. The appearance of stopping is a result of the ‘person’ pulling out of the flow and stopping to be the ‘person’.
Why stop to be a ‘person’ when a ‘person’ is only a fictitious creation that is stuck on the ‘known’?
The ‘known’ is only known when the ‘Knowing’ is Present. Otherwise the ‘known’ could not be known. ‘Knowing’ is absolutely essential to See any thing (like the known).
When the ‘person’ is stuck on the ‘known’ then the foreground is believed to be more important than the background. When in reality, it is the background that gives the foreground its very existence, lest we forget the essential and priorness of the background.
The background is the Nothing that has the Everything. Focusing on the foreground to the virtual exclusion of the background, is a focus on a whole lot of stuff. This stuff is impermanent and constantly in flux.
Instability with many ‘stops’, characterizes this foreground. Flow is made difficult while It’s nature is easy. Flow is defined by a constancy of movement. Flow has no lines of demarcation built into It. It Is fluid as fluid can be. It Is verb as it has no noun-ing.
A ‘person’ is a noun, an unnecessary noun or ’stop’. These nouns we identify with are important only because we identify with them, wrongly. The identification is an unnecessary step in that it is a step away from the permanence of “What Is”.
Verification of unnecessary ‘stops’ is easily accomplished when realizing a ’stop’ is a noun and the ‘known’, as well as often a false identity. It is not ‘the Knowing’. The ‘Knowing’ is a verb that never stops as It’s nature is ‘flow’.
Creating a ‘person’ requires a constant disruption to the ‘flow’. The start/stop is not an ideal situation for ‘flow-ing’. If movement is ‘flow’, contrarily stopping is ‘person’. Ergo, ‘person’ is antithetical to being ‘flow’. Being a ‘person’ is constantly being in the foreground while the background is rarely viewed and/or acknowledged.
‘Flow’ is in the background in that the background has no stops. Flow is effortless, in that background is spaciousness with no walls at all. Walls of ’stops’ are created by creating a ‘person’, who is not sustainable without the ‘stops’. The ‘stops’ are always in time and in the foreground. The foreground has rampant instability as ‘things’ rise and fall. It is meant to be temporary.
Seeing from the background is Seeing from the Spaciousness where there are no stops as no lines are drawn. No lines drawn mean no artificial separateness from ‘flow’.
Spaciousness, flow, Oneness without an artificial ‘person’, allows Love to flow everywhere. Once a ‘person’ is created, then Love is separated and can no longer be Love. The ‘person’ stops the fullness of Love, seemingly.
The Knowing never stops and is always the essential fullness of Love as there is no ‘person’ to receive this Love.
Surrender the ‘person’ is surrendering the ‘stops’ and the foreground of change and instability.
The absence of the ‘person’ allows Self to be seen clearly. There are no ‘stops’ in Self. Although verb-ing or Being, there is no movement in Self. The aliveness is the verb that doesn’t change.
The ‘Knowing’ Sees the experience but is not touched by the experienced. Even in the foreground where ’stops’ abound, the ‘Knowing’ is knowing the known.
Know the ‘Knowing’, Know the background, Know the Love, and Know the Flow that needs no ‘person’. ’See’ from the ‘Knowing’.
Know from the ‘Knowing’ that you Are Love with no need for any noun. This is Love with no stops or conditions.
EMPTINESS FILLS EVERYTHING
Emptiness fills everything- yes? Could it be another way? What is emptiness?
When we are empty, what does that mean experientially?
What do we experience when emptiness is found to be present? Is ‘It’ the some-thing-ness that is nothing but still has substance and a ‘knowing’- is that it?
Can we even begin to describe it? Describing ‘It’ would be a mind trick in that the built-in barrier of mind (thought) does not have the bandwidth to find ‘It, as ‘It’ is not a thing. To describe ‘It’ is to leave the substance of experiencing it for words. Experiencing ‘It’ via awareness, is more apt to find (See) this empty field of nothing. ‘It’ is Us without a person or focus on the personal. It is our original face that has no birth/death. This ‘indescribable’ has Presence only Now.
If always Present, what then is the occlusion that seemingly blocks Its splendor? ‘Presence’ is existence without the limitation of time. This Presence is prior to the subsequent overlay of time. Time allows the mischaracterization of whom we are to be established as prior to the Priorness. Priorness is essentially the Source of everything to include time. Using the limitation of words, there is nothing prior to the Priorness.
To create a ‘something’ or ‘somebody’ and characterize ‘it’ as us, is distorting time and creating an illusory self supported by a lot of past and future.
Going back to ‘Emptiness’, we find there are no lines drawn in this tabula rasa. Even one line drawn creates a polarity of ‘this’ and ‘that’. Emptiness does not tolerate even one line being drawn, as that would divide the un-dividable. Dividing ‘Emptiness’ would distort It’s Truth -i.e. emptiness. Timelessness and the purity of nothing is in the nature of ‘Emptiness’.
The apparent occlusion in Seeing ’Emptiness’, is the accumulation of all the lines needed to be drawn to create an illusory self that becomes an obstinate barrier to Seeing the ‘Self’ of ‘Emptiness’.
‘Emptiness’ fills everything as ‘It’ Is the source of everything. If everything is the dreamt, the ‘Emptiness’ Is the Dreaming of the dreamt. The ‘Dreaming’ has nothing but gives everything to the dreamt.
To awaken from the ‘dreamt’ takes no time and we lose essentially nothing despite it seeming like everything. The ‘dreamt’ had absolutely no impact on the ‘Dreaming’. Again, We Are the ‘Dreaming’. There are no lines ever really drawn except in the ‘dreamt’ . The ‘dreamt’ means nothing to the ‘Dreaming’.
The ‘dreamt’ is filled with everything and ‘that’ is essentially nothing.
Ergo, there is no-one to receive any thing because there is no-one but the ‘Emptiness’. There is no-one to love -just Loving. Being nothing allows us to be everything. Having expectations is having lines drawn. Emptiness without any lines drawn, is our true nature. The vehicle of the body is then used by ‘Emptiness’ to dream the dream of something while freely being the nothing of everything.
Loving Love, Daddy’O
THE TRAP OF ‘GETTING IT’
When the ‘me’ collapses, it most often, easily reassembles itself, given our tenaciousness of identification and comfort with the false self. The response is robotic but not necessarily necessary. Essentially the familiarity of going back, is like home, despite the obvious discomforts and suffering.
The key part in the reassembly, is the re-identification with the illusory self. The illusion will certainly persist given the amount of attention we continue to give it. Without the supply of oxygen (thoughts and beliefs) to fuel the illusion, the illusion cannot carry on. With our continued support, the illusory self continues to breathe its falsity.
Pulling the plug on the illusory self, is essentially seeing how we directly aid and abet it’s continued existence. Seeing it, is seeing we are not it. Also, seeing that the process of support we give is always NOT in the Moment of Now. Past and future never really exist except in the false creation of what’s not happening, the ideal conditions for illusions.
And false self is always after the Priorness. False self is embedded in the concept of time while the Priorness abides in timelessness. It is time, particularly past and future, that allows the seeming falseness to prevail as the doer, thinker, feeler, or haver. These nouns representing activity, come after the activity (not before). Time is used to create some ‘thing’ and put it before that ‘thing’ (and the activity) that actually happened.
This ‘thinking’ and ‘believing’ in the fiction we create, seemingly displaces the Presence of Priorness to be prior.
An additional point to observe is the proviso of “what can be perceived cannot be perceiving”. This pointer discriminates immediately, any false pretenders. All ‘things’ are perceived. A ‘no thing’ cannot be perceived.
But the ‘me’ persists. But what persists more is the container of everything that ‘Is’. The Isness cannot be surpassed as it is before time. Staying with the ‘Isness’ and its all-ness to include the attempt to reassemble, is to abide in the big picture i.e. the backdrop to everything.
If the identity shifts from the foreground of illusion to the background of stable groundlessness, we have the essence of being Being. Without the loss of belief in the illusion, our natural engagement with Priorness is halted.
The dimensionless fullness of “What Is”, is the true starting point relative to the false starting point of a manufactured self, we formerly imagined it to be.
There is no ‘person’ to get anything, to include experience or understanding. But, the ‘person’ persists in its me-ness. Having a profound experience where unified consciousness is clearly seen as everything, can easily go back to ‘having’ versus ‘being’ this so-called experience, thus enabling the illusory ‘person’ to come back again.
Reassembly starts immediately after the concept lands in the person ‘having’ the experience. When the ‘person’ has the experience, that means the ‘person’ has recreated its own illusory self. There is no one to have anything to include an experience. That is the reassembly! That only occurs when the ‘person’ pops back in.
“Isness” does not require an illusory person to do It’s business.
There is never a ‘someone’ to ever ‘become’ because there is no future needed except when falsely identifying with a ‘someone’. There is no person to ever get it as there is no ‘person’.
But what we will do, is say to ourselves “That I need to get it”. ’That’, is the continued creation of false self, period.
The false self can never, ever get it. It is an illusion. And it is a ploy to go into the future to get something that is Present in this Moment. Let the wild goose chase begin.
What Is Present does not need anything that is not really Present to look for something that Is always Present. ‘Getting it’ is superfluous when We Are It Now.
Instead of looking for the Priorness that is always prior to everything, in the future, ‘See’ that the Priorness Is Us, Now. Looking in the future to get the ‘getting’ that we Are with the fraudulent lens of an illusory self, is doubling down on failure to realize an ever-present Self.
There is no one to get anything later as everything is Here Now. The ‘trap’ is always set the same way. See the way the trap works and what will then be Seen, is the Seeing that is no one and Nothing.
‘Getting it’ cannot be gotten by ‘getting’, only by Being It. And stopping the doing of trying to get ‘it’, can allow Being without the unnecessary distraction and effort.
Be the Love that Loves Love, Daddy’O
GO NOWHERE ARRIVE EVERYWHERE
Where are we going? Do we need to go anywhere? Is there some place that we should be at? Is our current set of conditions and circumstances need to be upended? Where is it that we can go to?
The assumption implicit in going somewhere, is that we are not there. ‘Who’ says that we are not there? Is the ‘one’ that says that we are not there, there?
Where is this ‘one’ that says we are not there? Can we find anything but an illusion of this alleged ‘one’? This alleged ‘one’ is the one that comes and goes and needs constant attention.
An illusion as the above, needs sustenance lest the illusion is found to be nonsense. Seeing the lack of sustainability of an illusory one is enough to vacate subsequent reactivity and serious concern. An immediate divestment occurs with resources being re-routed to sustainable enterprises.
Leaving an illusion is letting go of false belief. Leaving a belief system results in allowing more reality to come on board relative to the amount of belief displaced. In terms of identity belief systems, the quantity of change is often profound. The displaced resources are liberated from imprisonment in an illusory incarceration. The limitation that is lifted unveils a clarity in perception that was not seemingly previously available due to years of conditioned thinking.
The illusion of needing to go anywhere to find that missing something is upended immediately by the arrival of “What Is”. “What Is” is available now that the need for future has been disabled. The Now is found to be as complete as complete can Be, with no time necessary.
There is nowhere to go as now nowhere is everywhere and everywhere is nowhere. The idea of ‘me’ is seen as merely a concept with no sustenance. The Being of Self is seen as having never left with no place to go, ever.
Free from being an illusion of a person is freedom from being in only one place in time. We Are Here before any and all effort to be anywhere else. ‘Anywhere else’ implies we cannot be everywhere. The ‘me’ cannot be everywhere as there is no real place for an illusion. Effort implies a ‘me’.
Effortlessness implies no ‘me’. Everything cannot be taking place in an illusory ‘me’, despite effort. Here and Now is everywhere with no time at any time and no effort to Be. Everything is taking place in Self, as it is only Self. There is never anyone to have or not have anything. Self abides only as Self -no ‘other’.
“What Is” reveals a timelessness and full comfort zone of acceptance of Now and Here. There is no pushing as there is no ‘time’ (or future) to push to. There is no pushing as there is no place to push for, as all places are in Self. “What Is” Is the prior-ness to all seeming phenomena. ’This’ Is nowhere and everywhere at the same moment.
Sitting with Now and Here is analogous to taking a vacation from the not so quiet desperation of life typified by a constant effort to become when we already Are. ‘Here’ is the starting point and the endpoint meaning ‘It’ Is already Here Now.
This is the letting go of ‘someplace’ at ‘some other time’. The richness of the Moment can only be found in ‘this’ moment Now. Everything else is desperation. We have already arrived.
“If you can resist the impulse to claim each and every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear and disappear.” -Annamalai Swami
Everything everywhere Is Love, Daddy’O
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE IN GOD
Reactivity to the above statement, if we can ‘see’ it, is almost automatic. Can we, for a moment, just step back without our sharpened tongues and swords, and ‘see’ the knee jerk smacking we want to give as a response?
Seeing our response with clarity is seeing our programming. Just reacting, of course, is our programming having us, hook, line, and sinker. The latter hardened reaction is armoring against even the thought of questioning this bedrock of conditioning. Resigned to react is resigning ourselves to ‘not’ even think of why anyone would make such a statement.
It’s amazing that mere words can be a trip wire to hate and egregious separation with heavy discounting of understanding. These words are words, not reality. When we manufacture reality based on words rather than experiential knowing, we miss the pith of substance, lumping things together to fit ‘ideas’ rather than Being the Reality We Are. There are no words for ‘that’.
The Consciousness of Being ’Self’ versus identification with an illusory ‘me’ is comparable with being the ‘Dream-ing’ versus the ‘dreamt’. The changing content is the ‘dreamt’ in both sleeping and waking states. The ‘content’ in both states is always an appearance of a staid noun.
Conversely, the unchanging backdrop (for the ‘content’) is perennially the verb-ing of Being, that never changes but allows all seeming change to take place, in both sleeping and waking states. ’This’ Is the container of everything with the ‘container’ being ’Nothing’.
The point being made here is that we cannot ‘believe’ in Self because ‘Self’ is not a thing. Self Is. Self Is pure existence. Pure existence is before any thing to include the idea (thing) of belief
In clocking our own sense of existence, we ‘know’ that we are existing without any thought or need to believe. That existing is first before any infatuation with a particular idea or thought. This is an experiential experiencing that does not require Monday morning quarterbacking. Further processing of our felt sense of ‘existing’ is unnecessary as unnecessary can be. ’This’ fullness is enough.
There are no steps to take to quantify ‘Us’. We just ‘Are’. The ‘Are-ness’ is the limitless space where all the happening is happening.
There is no effort in the effortless-ness of ‘Are-ing’. To ‘believe’ is to make unnecessary effort. To ‘believe’ is to clearly move away from the natural-ness of Being to some lesser vehicular ‘thing’. We can only ‘Be’.
Words, ideas, thoughts, beliefs and other phenomena are the ‘dreamt’, the content, the finality of nouns. These ‘things’ are ’stops’ or arrivals that cannot quantify the eternal length of the trip We Are on. There is no ‘time’ to stop. We are the timeless Oneness of perennial Being. The ‘dreaming’ Is the backdrop for the ‘dreamt’ to appear and disappear. See from the ‘dreaming’ as ‘that’ backdrop can ’See’ everything from the timeless Now.
Self can only ‘Be’. ‘Belief’ has no standing in ‘Being’.
Love Loves Being Love, Daddy’O
WE ARE JUST HERE
The Ineffable needs to go nowhere. The ‘we’ and the ‘me’ appear to go or try to go, somewhere. These are mere appearances. The bigger picture tells us that all appearances appear to come and go. As phenomena, they have a short and temporary appearance, no matter what so-called imperative they may seem to have.
Ultimately, these things, all things, can only go one way. Since there is never ‘two’, the ‘One’ can only go one way. Everything is resting on this unity in diversity. To suggest otherwise is to not ‘Know’.
We Are always ‘Here’ as there is no place or time where the Ineffable isn’t. The appearances of other ‘heres’ or ‘theres’ is only in the dreamt. The ‘dreaming’ of the dreamt is the dreaming of unreality which is often presumed to be real. The ‘dreaming’ is our true home not the dreamt.
The ‘Here’ of dreaming is not a place. The dreamt is the place (noun). The Reality of ‘Here’ dreaming Is the ‘Isness’. The ‘Isness’ never becomes anything or goes anywhere. When ‘It’ Is Everything, then where can it Be but ‘Here’? And where is ‘Here’?
‘Here’ Is everything and every place. ‘Here’ Is nothing and no place.
If there is no ‘Here’, then there is no-one to gather information or get anything or need to ‘do’ anything. However, the game must be played. The resulting question is from ‘where’ do we play the game? If played from some illusory ‘here’ then we have chosen fickle phenomena to be the arbiter. If played from the Vastness of Everything, then there is no arbiter but just the ‘Isness’.
The choice is between effortlessness and harmony versus effort and separation, as far as the acknowledgement of “What Is”. The choice is from the un-locatable ‘Here’ versus a very limited and temporary ‘here’.
Acting from the backdrop of Source versus the foreground of fickle phenomena, determines our harmoniousness to Everything. When we act from the ‘Vastness’ we act from unrestricted space and freedom. Choosing the limited ‘here’ is completely missing Everything.
Everything is always first and always ‘Here’. It Is the unchanging backdrop that is not time-based, ergo permanent.
Every Moment Is Now. Every Moment Is the ‘Isness’. The choice is “What Is”, as there Is no other choice available except the ‘seemingly so’ of illusion.
Being Here and Now Is just Being without the adding in of any ‘thing’. The elegance and simplicity of ‘Here’ and ‘Now’ undermine the false expectation we invariably have of the ‘path’ being only for the best and the brightest. To suggest, effort be made, knowledge be gained, or time being devoted to achievement, is to totally misunderstand one’s True Nature.
Our seminal existence is enough because We Are just ‘Here’ Now.
Love Is Everything Always Now Always Here, Daddy’O
SEEING NO ONE LOOKING
There is no-one ‘looking’ in the ‘Seeing’. The foreground of ‘us’, certainly tries to ‘look’ for the ‘Seeing’, but fails. The backdrop, or ‘Everything’, Is the ‘Seeing’. There is no ‘looking’ for what is pure ‘Seeing’.
To insert a ‘looker’ in the ‘Seeing’ is to add a ’thing’ to the Fullness. And nothing can be added to the Fullness, otherwise the Fullness would not be the Fullness. Finite ‘stuff’ would unmake the infinite into finite.
‘Seeing’ just Is. ‘Seeing’ Is Us. ‘Seeing’ the ’Seeing’ can only be accomplished by the ‘Seeing’ alone. ’Seeing’ Is the witness to everything to include the ‘Seeing’. But there is not subject/object in the ’Seeing’ of the ’Seeing’.
The ’Seeing’ never becomes the ’seen’ despite witnessing Itself. To become ’seen’ is to become an object. ‘Seeing’ has no object-ness to be seen. In other words, Awareness is aware of Awareness and that is not ‘dreamt’. Awareness remains untouched by the ‘dreamt’. Awareness Is the dreaming, the Seeing, the Being, with no landings in dreams, stuff, things, objects, or concepts.
The foreground of ‘us’ has landed in the ephemeral dream. This dream cannot capture the capture-less. The capture-less has ‘us’ and Is ‘Us’. The dreaming Is ‘Us’, right Now. The ‘Seeing’ Is ‘Us’ with no need for a ‘looker’ looking for the ‘Seeing’. The backdrop has the qualities of nothingness allowing everything to appear and disappear. The backdrop cannot be found as it is nowhere and everywhere at the same time but in no time.
It Is just the ‘Seeing’. There is no-one there or here to gather information or receive anything. The ‘Here-ness’ cannot be found conventionally. Looking for it immediately loses it. The ‘Here-ness is Present and goes to no place but is found every place. To look for it is a pretense, a pretending to not acknowledge It’s Presence Now. ‘Seeing’ Is the Presence which is everything that has never left because It Is Everything Here.
Any ideas, to especially include the ‘me’, are mere afterthoughts that try to create ‘ground’ where there never was or will be ground. The groundlessness of ’Seeing’ Is pure ’Seeing’. When the ‘Seeing’ Sees the ‘Seeing’, that is enough. Less is so much more Here Now. And of course this ultimate Less-ness Is Everything always.
Loving Everything As Everything, Daddy’O
THE GROUNDLESS GROUND OF BEING
In order to have the proper view to ’See’ clearly, we must have the correct view. Essentially, that is no particular view. Having a particular view, as much as we do, binds us into a narrowness that does not have the breadth of unimpeded openness.
Hence, the problem of drawing a line and calling it ‘ours’ comes at a severe cost. That cost is the automatic elimination of all other ‘views’. All other ‘views’ are part of the ‘All-ness’ of everything.
For example, if the world only had one view, let’s say our view, what would that look like? Choice, diversity, multiplicity, would be robotized into monolithic slates of essentially dead marble. Movement would be almost unnecessary and inconsequential.
Conversely, going from the limited to the unlimited would be an immeasurable and profound awakening to the vastness of life.
The problem is giving up the binding limitation of ‘me’. The question then arises, is this ‘me’ really necessary? Moreover, is this ‘me’ real?
Time-based illusion takes what comes after, and places it before. Time places the noun called ‘me’, puts it before ‘Being’ (which is not a noun), despite ‘Being’, being existence before any thing or noun. In the aliveness of the Now (which is not a noun and not in time) the felt sense of existence is more accessible due to the reduction of illusions to include the tornado of ‘me’.
Here’ and ’Now’ is reality amplified by ‘not’ referencing the subtractions of the narratives of the past and the ‘me’ dialogues of the future.
It is not enough to just say ‘no’. The ‘me’ is the one that will say ‘no’ first. Seeing the narrow view is more effective than making a pledge by an imposter that will say and do anything to survive.
The narrowness of the view is one ‘tell’ that reveals at whose behest the urgency is made. ’Not’ having a view is having unlimited ‘openness’ with no illusory nouns pretending to not have a view.
The groundless ground is the view-less view. It is the panorama to the snapshot. To have a view is to have grounding as a ‘thing’ versus infinite space. As much comfort as this false ground gives us, ‘it’ is as unsteady ground that never settles and always changes.
Conversely, the groundless ground never changes and is immutably reliable and untouchable by any event or circumstance. This ground is no ground in the sense that it is not a thing. Being a ‘thing’ is all too often claimed as what we are looking for. ‘What Is looking’ is not concerned about view or the seen or the scene. We Are ‘what’ is looking without any noun needed.
Seeing the Seeing Is Seeing the existence of whom we Are. This then is an acknowledgement of Being the Being. Furthermore Being the Being incorporates every ‘thing’ in that ‘Everything’ Is every thing -not two.
Ground is the illusion. Ground-less-ness is the Reality. There is only one view -no view. Lose the limitation of the ‘me’ by sitting on the groundless ground of Existence knowing Itself Here and Now.
Be ’That’ Now. Love Is Everything Loving Everything. There is nothing outside this Love. Daddy’O
When you know that everything that is happening is only appearing on the screen of consciousness, and that you yourself are the screen on which it all appears, nothing can touch you, harm you or make you afraid.
— Annamalai Swami