The ‘me’ is just another thought with as much substance as any other thought. The ‘me’ is also a worn and deepened groove that subsists due to perseveration and false belief vis-a-vis thought/thinking. One thought cannot be had by another thought. Thoughts have no substance as they are all ‘things’ or objects or appearances. Their solidity is mere iteration and agreement and consensus on their illusory importance and false consequence.Continue reading THERE IS NO-ONE HAVING THIS THOUGHT
In order to receive anything our hands must be empty. If we are full of concepts typically we continue to employ more concepts to plumb our understanding further. The non-conceptual Beingness becomes unqualified, by our own hand, to show It’s presence and luminance when we force fit ideas. The conceptual ‘stuff’, seemingly shades the Seeing.
The nature and essence of Self does not push through the obfuscation. There is never any pushing from Being, despite the shading. Being is imperturbably permanent and effortless.
Being Is empty, so empty. All concepts are irrelevant to Being Being. No one can do ‘this’. It is just Being.
Emptiness has no content. Any ‘content’ passes through without any stops. It, content, cannot stay due to content having no continuity of existence. Furthermore, Emptiness is pure permanence that needs no content whatsoever.
Emptiness is not special in that ‘It’ Is everywhere timelessly Being. That being said, Emptiness Is always first and last and forever. Emptiness can never leave Us as It Is Us. Emptiness can not leave anyone at any time despite the effort of ‘pushing’.
One cannot find Emptiness even in It’s eternal presence as ‘Us’. However, It Is right Here right Now. ‘Finding’ It results in It not seemingly Being here. That conclusion is clearly false. There is no ‘finding’, because It was never lost. Nor can we ‘find’ It through ‘normal’ means. How can we find ‘nothing’ or Emptiness? It Is Nothingness that Is alive and Knowing. ‘This’ Is Us. One cannot add something to nothing and then find ‘something’ when all there Is Is Nothingness.
Letting go of all concepts means letting go of the conceptual self. What is left answers all questions. Beingness is the Emptiness, is what we were looking for in life. The finding of ‘nothing’, pure nothingness, is It.
Emptiness Is first. And last. And forever. Losing the ‘me’ (conceptual self), is losing the conceptual basis for existence. We are the formless platform for all of life to take place. Losing all concepts is tantamount to allowing Life to live Life through Us without interference or shading. Clarity arises and effortlessness abides here and now.
There is nothing Here working independently from Life Itself. Any appearance is strictly limited to the cameo of appearance. Emptiness Is You. Everything Is receiving Everything and that Is Nothingness.
The Now is not special in that ‘it’ is always present. It appears to act as a backdrop in our lives because ‘it’ accepts distortion of time reflecting back and projecting forward, at ‘seeming’ will. However, it is not effected by the distorting transmutations appearing/disappearing.
The imperfection of ‘time’ is a necessary characteristic for the waking and sleeping dreams that occur. The unreality of the dream is directly dependent upon the platform of Now in order for the dream to have any standing. Without the stability of Now, the dreaming could not even occur. It is noteworthy here to point out that dramatic contrast between the ‘real’ and the ‘unreal’, that clearly represent the Now and the creation of temporary time. Reality is stretched through time, especially when dreaming in waking/sleeping states.
Before our first thought and after our last thought, the Now ceaselessly exists. The Now goes nowhere whereas time slips away as if it never existed.
Being Here Now so fully we lose the concept of time and anchor into existence (or Beingness) where stability of home is profoundly Present. When we are home there is no place where we need to go to. There is a settling, a peace, and relaxation of trying to get anywhere else. Time becomes more irrelevant as the counting and measuring is unnecessary when everything is just right.
The unreality of imagination and/or the revitalization of memories, falls back to Knowing The Knowing. The unreality is exposed through Knowing. And this Knowing Is only Now. This Is the ‘Knowing’ that is pervaded by Awareness that is complete right Now. There is nothing to grasp Here. Fullness is complete. The ‘doer’ is made irrelevant. Now everything just happens with the Now Being Now..
Connecting to immediacy is immediate. Time has no say Here. Is you Is or is you isn’t? Time is not waited upon. There is no I’ll ‘Be’ later. That would be an instruction in futility.
To ask what is real as far as time is or Now is, is futile. Our Knowing Knows without question only Now. Now abides timelessly and immediately. The Now is the substrate of the universe.
The dreaming occurs in time. The Now is before, during, and after the dream. The dream is built-in imperfection. The Now Is perfection holding the seeming dreaming. It is not a ‘special’ state. Rather It Is what ‘It’ Is. Perennially present and vibrantly alive Now abides everywhere always.
Being-ness is perfection Being Being. Time and imperfection create a seeker seeking. There is no one Here in the Now. That Is everything.
The essence of all things is Silence. Silence is not only the backdrop but also the source of everything forward. When going into the depth of Silence we find nothing -but clarity and openness. Silence Is the transcendent field Itself. It Is the ‘Allness’.
Silence is not a perception. ‘Perceiving’ Silence would be a reductive exercise. Perception through the gates (of hearing, tasting, touching, seeing, and smelling) or sense perception is essentially going through ‘stuff’ to find ‘non-stuff’. ‘Non-stuff’ is stand-alone and is not dependent on sensory channels as ‘It’ Is prior to all gates.
Silence is not an experience in that experiencing Silence would be also reductive. ‘Experience’ implies a narrow tiny view of Being that clearly cannot be the Vastness. When ‘All Is God’, there is no view as there is only One view.
What forms does Silence take? Formless Silence takes any and all forms. It speaks loudly but quietly. You cannot hear it but It speaks through words with silent resonance. The resonance is the vibration of Silence speaking loudly and clearly. It’s message Is unmistakable Love. Can one hear another message?!
Words are one of the forms for Silence. But words alone are insufficient to communicate the depth of The Vastness Silence Is. The ‘loudness’ of Silence is before any sound. Om emanates from The Silence. Silence Is first. Silence Is broadcasting 24/7/365. It never misses a beat. You hear Silence first, before any thought or utterance or birth of anything.
Silence is a frequency before, during, and/or after the waking dream/sleeping dream states. This frequency is eternally Present.
There Is only The Silence. But calling It anything is to limit the limitless. Being Silence is not an effort. It Is our True Nature. Effortlessly Being what we un-mistakenly Are is to ‘Know’ Silence as ‘no other’.
There is no ‘start’ and there is no ‘end’. Awareness of Self just Is. Hear ‘that’ Silence in the heart.
Existence is what? Matter? Where is the ‘matter’? It has not been found yet but the concept appears to make it real, due to archaic belief systems and the grandfathering in of a basic misunderstanding.
What is said about ‘matter’ or more commonly stated, ‘things’, is that there is more space there than the eye actually spies. ‘That’ does have credence due to ‘matter’ essentially then not being mostly ‘matter’ but ‘space’. Can we find the ‘space’?
We easily acknowledge the space because ‘that’ is a most essential element of our so-called life. All ‘things’ are always in ‘space’. Even ideas are in some type of space. The consistency of ‘space’ is unchanging. Everything is in some type of stable space.
Matter (or things) that are in space, are the variables that appear and disappear seemingly with the time element doing the sorting. Existence, by definition, is directly associated with these temporal things that abide in spaceless space.
Is existence then perceived? What are we perceiving when we are perceiving existence? Space? But there are things that we see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. What are our senses telling us?
Behind each of these 5 gates is the Knowing. How do we know we saw something? Will the ‘seeing’ alone tell us? No. The ‘knowing’ which is indistinguishable from any of the senses (or gates), tells us about ‘existence’. The Knowing is present in all the gates. It Is the backstop to ‘existing’ allowing awareness.
Existing is not ‘existence’. Existing is prior to existence. Existing Is the Knowing. Existing and Knowing are essentially the same as no real differences can be found. Existence on the other hand is caught in time and seemingly separated from eternity. There is an end date for all existence. It appears and disappears. Existing never stops existing.
But does ‘existence’ exist? There is a ‘reality’ to existence just as there is a reality to any illusion. When we dream, we generally believe the dream while it is happening. But upon waking we realize its fantasy, its illusion. Similarly, the common waking state that is interpreted from an illusory self, can be said to also be an illusion. Both ‘states’ do have a common hard reality that does not fluctuate, ever. This ‘reality’ is independent of any change. It just ‘Is’. That ‘Is’ is not existence but ‘existing’.
Perceived existence has no stability. No one has an ‘existence’ per se. Yet we all are existing as ‘existing’. Existence is in the subject/object realm. There are no distinctions, no doers, and no stops as being the ‘existing’. Any distinctions collapse in the pure Knowing of ‘existing’. And then there is just ‘existing’.
True nature cannot be found in superficial appearances and existences. Holding a position of ‘me’ is a stark separation from Reality. There is no holding of any position or view in Reality. Reality is not finite and/or a fixed position. It just Is. There is no stop for existence or an illusory ‘me’. Existing is a moving stillness abiding effortlessly.
Existence is tantamount to a real movie. The movie is ultimately an illusion. What is ultimately real, never started or stopped being the ineffable space where the seeming movie takes place. Existing Is knowing the Knowing. Everything leads to this Knowing as everything comes from this Knowing. There Is only the Knowing existing.
We already Are. There is nothing to do but Be the timeless existing before matter, before ‘me’, and before any stops for existence. Pure existing is always full. Abide in the Knowing.
From where do we arise? Does ‘from where we arise from’, change? Or is ‘the where’ we come forward to in this moment, really any different at any time, before, during, or after this ‘perceived’ existence? Only ‘Nothingness’ has eternal stability. Everything arises from Nothingness and returns to Nothingness.
The Source is not a ‘thing’ that can be measured by another ‘thing’. The priorness of the Source just Is. How could It be anything? How could It change into a less eternal self?
The everything that we see is truly nothing. It is space holding space that appears as something. The appearance is Nothingness in costume. Yes?
The costuming may include a density that would provoke a mis-identity as someone separate. The density is directly reflective of our attachment to the costume and the story. A greater density does not allow openness to dance the costume as a costume, versus having a firm identity with the costume. My costume looks better than your costume, is an invocation to separateness and identity. There is noone to ‘have’ any thing. It is just a temporary costume.
Nothingness includes everything because everything is essentially nothing. And Nothing is ultimately only Nothingness. The appearance of costuming is a staging of Nothingness. Costume on and costume off leaves only Nothingness.
The owner of the costume doesn’t exist because there is only the ‘costuming’. The costume never existed apart from ‘the costuming’. The ‘costume’ is an appearance and not an existence. Hence, one cannot add a non-existence to existence. Self remains Self uninterrupted.
To ‘Be’ the costuming is to just ‘Be’. Nothing can be added to the ‘Be’. To suggest that we need to add a ‘how’ in order to ‘Be’ would be adding something that would in effect be a subtraction. The Fullness would not be the Fullness if any thing needed to be added to ‘It’.
To ‘do’ anything to ‘Be’, the Fullness would require a separate ‘doer’. Truly there are only clowns taking a bow for this ‘idea’. There are no doers to be found ‘existing’. Adding a ‘somebody’ that is a true nobody and then saying,”Did I do it right?”, is a wholesale dismissal of true Self.
To ‘think’ about being nothing/everything is to immediately step away from Self. ‘Thinking’ without Awareness provokes the question of who would be thinking about being Being? Being does not need ‘thinking’ to exist. ‘Thinking’ gives the illusion of a ‘thinker’. The ‘thinker’ is only an idea that cannot be added to the Fullness. ‘Thinking’ or thoughts, will come and go without the need to place a ‘thinker’.
The essence of Nothingness is only The Knowing of It. All this ‘stuff’ is essentially ‘the Knowing of it’. The subtle resonance of this Knowing reflects the Nothingness and Openness of formless existence. There is no real density/form Here. The ‘felt’ resonance is Present without fanfare. It just Is.
Leaving the density, is favoring the Openness moment by moment by Being Being. Seeing from ‘no view’ is the view of being able to See ‘my view’ again and again, realizing there is only ‘no view’ to have. ‘That’ would be adding nothing to Nothingness. And there Is nothing else. And really, Nothingness Is You.
Who ever told you you had a choice? Who ever told you that you can limit the limitless? Can Love be limited and we still call it Love? Who would have the power to limit the ‘limitless’?
If Love truly is limitless, would it follow that only the ‘limitless’ has the power to truncate Itself? Would ‘that’ even be possible given the impossiblity of the infinite being less infinite?!
The conditional ‘love’ that is masquerading as the unconditional Love is not the ‘love’ we are talking about here. The ‘love’ that is choiceless has no bottom or top. Nor does it vary in its quality or persistence. How can it vary given it’s core characteristic of unconditionality?
The ‘love’ that is an extraction of divine Love is a mere imitation of the real thing. It cannot last nor can enough succour be derived from this imitation. Additionally, faux love is very temporary.
Choiceless Love is perfection. It Is the backdrop of whom we Are before any conditions or changes that arise that seemingly may have any impact on Us. It Is not enough only when It Is ‘not’ true unconditional Love. Circumstances and conditions do not change ‘Love’.
The ‘Fullness’ Is this Love. Effortlessness Is this Love. There is no plotting to attain this grace. There is no effort available to garner and gather ‘this’ Love. Any effort to establish ‘this’ Love, is a misguided step away from Being Love Itself. When there is nothing missing what do we think we are doing when we try to add anything to ‘It’? There is no ‘doing’ this Love. It just Is.
Choiceless Love cannot be boxed and given away on holiday. It Is always available, as It Is life Itself expressing Itself in Itself. And there can be no ‘other’, unless we fantasize it. But that would be a cheap and downgraded imitation.
Love is not a choice when It Is whom we all Are. We cannot change perfection although we often try. Perfection Is how things Are. Not accepting perfection is not accepting how things Are. Seeing ‘that’ from unconditional Love Is Seeing clearly. Seeing from some limited view is a false option that doesn’t even exist despite the illusion and conclusion of choice. Leaving the ‘Choiceless’ is leaving the perennial clarity of Fullness.
Love Is ‘what happens’ effortlessly. The position of false self is in no position to ‘do’ anything or make anything happen. The incessant noise of self is always a struggle given its inherent instability. On the other hand, Love is silent choicelessness. ‘It’ Is always in the background streaming It’s endless Love unconditionally everywhere in every Moment.
When absolutely no effort is made to ‘do’ anything, then the Choiceless Love can be evoked from this ‘nothingness’. The ‘Priorness’ is revealed from this ‘nothingness’. Presence Is the emptiness that is easily seen upon losing the narrow view of self for this spacious open field of Awareness.
What Is happening Is just happening with no necessary effort to ‘do’ anything. Trusting the ‘moment’ to be enough Is essentially losing the dross and suffering of ‘how it should be’. Perfection is not an idea. Perfection Is choiceless because there is no chooser. The false self cannot change how things Are. Losing the narrow view changes everything to Everything. When you have ‘no view’ where is the choice? We have never left our eternal nature unless we believe we did.
There is no story of having a choice. Choicelessness Is Us unlimited. Choosing the absolute permanence of Love has already been made by You.
The ‘resonance’ is prior to thought or spoken word. What quality of energy do we put in any of our thoughts we think or words we speak?
It’s not like we put our vibratory signature after we think our thoughts or speak our words. Thoughts are our reflections back to us. They are endpoints of energy coursing through the aliveness present in every thing.
Thoughts do not belong to us. They ‘seem’ to be ours when we claim them as ours. Otherwise thoughts have no real home other than an end expression of Awareness Itself. Identity with thoughts is a false stop when viewed from ‘no view’. To stop and ‘keep’ a thought is to separate from the eternal movement of Awareness expressing Awareness.
A thought is like a moving vehicle without a driver. A driver is not needed, as thought is really going nowhere. It shows up as a pointing and then disappears quickly on its own. That is, unless we believe that the location of the thought, must mean that it is ‘my’ thought. Then we can say the thought was ‘mine’ and the consequence of the thought is also ‘mine’. We then appear as if we are driving the thought.
Perseverating this way on thoughts, we may then conclude that we are actually ‘thinking’ these thoughts. A ‘driver’ appears and it is ‘us’ (falsely). The ‘Oneness’ is now seemingly crowded with the traffic-ing and identity of thoughts that then take up the bandwidth of our attention. The subsequent outcome is that the ‘seen’ becomes the foreground and gets reacted to, while the ‘Seeing’ shifts to the background where It is practically invisible.
Despite the above (metaphoric) clouding of the cloudless sky, the resonance always shows up with the thoughts and/or words that carry ‘it’. The pure resonance of an open cloudless sky is available only in absolute Stillness and Silence. When thoughts or words carry resonance, it is like using a vehicle to transport resonance. There is no need for a vehicle in Stillness and/or Silence as there are no thoughts/words indigenous in Nothingness.
The point here is that going to a vehicle is going to a secondary source. The secondary source is oftentimes confused with the core frequency of the resonance. The secondary source aka the vehicle, is not anything but transport. Transport would not even be necessary if the direct path was cleared of attachments.
Once we see that the direct path of unfiltered resonance is always available to Us, we stop using unnecessary transports called thoughts/words to connect to our unfiltered Selves. Thoughts/words will come and go but our connection is now more direct and unequivocally Us Being Us.
The resonance Is Us with no need for a ‘someone’ nor some vehicle to filter It. Going to where there are no thoughts or words or boundaries, we accept our openness as ‘The Openness’. The Openness does not need ‘someone’ to channel ‘Openness’. The Openness is boundless, never changes, letting every ‘thing’ pass through without objection. The Truth Is in the Openness. There are no attachments Here, as where would we hang them?
The resonance Here is a refined frequency of emptiness as ‘this’ emptiness allows anything and everything to exist/not exist going from formless to form and back to formlessness.
The resonance we place in the thoughts and words we use, has a level of integration reflecting our attachment/detachment from Self or self. Superficialness reflects the binding to things, events, and/or objects. Conversely, letting go of the ‘seen’ and honoring the ‘Seeing’, moment-by-moment, accelerates more un-binding and unwinding of these seemingly spurious attachments.
The backdrop to every thing is always the ‘Openness’. It Is the ‘Seeing’ between thoughts, during the thoughts, before ideas, and after everything has passed. It Is the ‘Seeing’ that is the Openness because all is allowed despite it being seen. All is allowed because it is all ‘Nothingness’ to especially include the perceived ‘seen’.
What is prior is also eternal. The ‘prior’ appears to be in time. There is no time, as time is a concept and an abstraction of the never changing Now. The illusion of time supports the illusion of ‘becoming’. There is nothing to become as Beingness is never not Present. Beingness Is Present Now even if we believe otherwise.
The resonance of Beingness is unchanging despite the fleeting appearances. It is to recognize ‘this’ Seeing as the Stillness and the backdrop of nothing, in order to See everything, albeit Be everything. Beingness Is always resonating Beingness.
There is only ‘this’. Nothing exists outside of ‘this’. ‘This’ Is everything. ‘Everything’ includes ’Nothingness’. Why? ’Nothingness’ Is ‘Everything’.
And ultimately there is no difference between them.
This Is the ‘Oneness’.
Everything that happens always happens in the Self sometimes called this ‘Oneness’. There is nothing else.
Perfection always persists. Particularly interesting, is that imperfection is often summarily dismissed as separate and undesirable from the ‘viewpoint of imperfection’. From the ‘viewpoint of perfection’, there is only perfection. It is a matter of viewing ‘everything’ from Nothingness where there are no real boundaries. And there is no real distance between the concepts except when making them more than an ephemeral concept. Every ‘thing’ is equal.
Beingness is not conceptual. If we insists on conceptualizing ‘It’, we then insists on an artificial and conditional existence. We then insist on redefining existence ‘imperfectly’ to suit our ‘ideas’ of self. We then fail to see the Self that connects all the dots. That ‘Self’ allows the play of Consciousness to abraid Itself into a ’seeming’ lesser vehicle.
How perfect! Where is the imperfection?! All must be perfection, else the ‘All’ Itself would be corrupted. The ‘only this’ of ‘Oneness’ would then have an ‘other’. If ‘boundlessness’ Is ‘boundlessness’, then having an ‘other’ would limit the limitless-ness of ‘boundlessness’.
Adding complexity to something so simple is an exercise in futility and misunderstanding. Allowing the perfection of imperfection is allowing perfection to Be perfection. The ‘imperfection’ is a seeming ‘imperfection’. It cannot rival the permanence of spaceless space. The ‘space’ (metaphorically) is never reduced. The temporal does not compete with Absoluteness in It’s absoluteness.
The temporal is a ‘seeming’ temporal. Absoluteness never loses It’s spunk. ‘It’ never is diminished. The ’seemingness’ Is the ‘perfection’.
When we make a full stop for imperfection (at the seeming expense of perfection) we over-entertain the conditional. That ’stop’ then appears to preclude the un-conditional with the ‘emptiness’ then seemingly lost to a lesser vehicle filled with conditional stuff.
Nothing is ever really lost as the bottom line of everything Is Nothing. Nothing never stops Being Nothing. Perfection Loves and Is Perfection.
Accepting all ‘that’ is accepting the brilliance of dimensionless emptiness playing as personal manifestation while being the impersonal un-manifest. The differences only ‘appear’ as differences when viewed out of a very narrow prism.
There is no ‘place’ or ’state’ to get to by dumping the conditional. The conditional Is the perfection of imperfection. Saying ‘yes’ to the imperfection with full acceptance, Is Knowing We Are the expressing of Perfection Itself. Be ‘that’ effortlessly.
THERE IS NOBODY LOOKING, EVER
The highest attainment we can achieve is to lose everything.
Now doesn’t that sound exciting, especially when we have always run our life trying to achieve and get somewhere with all that proverbial ‘something’ we thought we needed and did not have. We thought, once we achieve this and/or get this, then our angst will completely disappear.
Subsequent disappointment inevitably shows up. We try again. And again, the long-term struggle follows with the same short-term gain, but our dream of fulfillment vaporized, and our neediness swinging right back to this familiar and delusional self.
So how can losing everything give us an abatement on our struggle with finding satiation with achievement? Why doesn’t achievement work to give us lasting peace and contentment? Can we be honest about the stories we keep telling ourselves?
Are our stories and beliefs about ourselves the problem? Have we looked there? Have we seen others on the same path with the same repeatable results of inadequacy? The inadequacy is in finding a lasting peace that is not event and/or content-based. There is not enough content and/or events to gives us that imperturbable peace.
The real question is, who has the story and belief about how things should work? Have the stories and beliefs we hold as essential, really essential? What would happen to us if we dropped all stories and beliefs? Would our neediness even exist anymore if we stopped fueling temporary conditions as the basis of an enduring stability?
When there is nobody ‘looking’, then there is only ‘The Looking’. ’The Looking’ does not ‘look’ from a view or somebody. It Is just ‘Looking’ with nobody to ‘look’ through.
In order to ‘have’ a story/belief, there must be a ‘somebody’ to own that. That ‘somebody’ does not have to be real or have an independent existence. Stories and belief create a fictional character not unlike a movie persona. Subsequently we suspend our belief and give the character a so-called real life with goals and achievements. It is an illusion.
An illusion cannot find peace no matter how ‘good’ the illusion is.
There Is just ’The Looking’, empty of any concepts, goals, and/or beliefs. And the illusion of character in a movie cannot find ’The Looking’. The only hard reality Is ’The Looking’. End of story, end of movie and the end of all beliefs.
We are not bound by our thoughts and/or concepts unless we ‘think’ we are. ‘The Looking’ Is prior to any thought or concept. ‘The Looking’ cannot be found by an illusion in a movie. ‘The Looking’ is the backdrop to all movies and/or characters.
There is no ‘finding’ here. There is no search. There Is only ‘The Looking’. Look no further than the resonance of existence without any form, history, projection, and/or story. This emptiness Is the Presence of Nothingness, which ultimately Is everything.
Formlessness Is everything while landing in no ‘place’ to be found. It’s place is every place and no place. It’s view Is every view and no view.
To land a ‘place’ or a ‘view’ is to create a false foundation of a ‘me’ and the subsequent binding of the ‘me’ to thoughts, ideas, and stories.
Lose everything. Be nobody doing nothing. Life and ’The Looking’ Is then living You and the illusion ends.