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The gift of Now is already Here. Looking for it, refuses it. Making an effort to find it, is certainly the wrong call. Effortlessness is ‘Its’ hallmark. Presence never leaves the Now. 

The ’Nowness’ demands only the Now. Going into the future betrays Its immediacy. 

‘Looking’, combined with future, is doubling down on ‘other’ than the ‘Now’. Investing in future, is another multiplication of separation. Future, aggravates separation and invites desperation. This artificial distance becomes another layer of illusion to transcend. Distance aids and abets separate self. The Oneness is obscured by these clouds of ignorance, yet still is ever Present.

Unwrapping all the add-ons we constantly apply,is the key. One trap is that we ‘think’ we can find it. ‘It’ can never be found as it was never lost. Presence always abides despite obfuscation. 

So, the starting point we begin with is imperative. If we start from a deficit, we retain deficit-ness. If we start from future we miss the Now. If we want to ‘get it’ for ourselves, we can’t because there is no-one to get it. If we ‘push’ for it, we ‘push’ right past It. Efforts must be questioned.

GP2C3355.jpegAwareness unequivocally has no pushing, no starting, no future, and cannot be found. ‘It’ Is formless-ness  perceiving, that has no ‘other’. No subject/object. It Is a zero, not even a one. Nothingness Is in the ‘no form’ of spaciousness, absolute silence, and stillness that Is alive with Love, and cannot be found, as It’s Presence Is everywhere.

‘Presence everywhere’ can be translated to Being the background to everything, every form, as Seen by Nothing-ness. Being the background to all that arises and falls has no illusions. Only acceptance. Only acceptance, as what is there to resist when You Are everything?

Acceptance is also key for unwrapping the Present. Acceptance has no waiting. Waiting has too much density and is a refusal of Now. Waiting is jumping out of the Now. 

Acceptance is so vast that it allows everything, even our worst fears and narcissistic attitudes to arise. There is nothing that can overcome Acceptance. Absolutely nothing is dismissed, as Acceptance  Is everything. And all ‘that’ Is perfect. Accepting ‘perfect’, despite the seeming shenanigans of mind/thought, is allowing Acceptance to be the vastness that it is without question. 

GP2C3359.jpegUnwrapping Presence we find ’Nothing-ness’. This Is the best gift ever. Why? Because It Is everything. Is there more than everything? 

GP2C3346.jpegFinding nothing is the ‘finding’ we were looking for. Who we Are Is the vastness of everything that is the fullness of Formless-ness. This permanence Is the Everything that allows every thing to arise/fall.   

And this Presence can only seemingly be obscured. The offering is letting go of ’stuff’ that marginalizes us into a narrow view. Letting go of holding on to anything, gives space, gives acceptance, to “What Is”. Having ‘no view’ is the most freedom available and is ‘perfect’ for everything to Be.It is your Present unwrapped right Now.

Love Is only Love right Now.    Daddy’OGP2C3349


 

 

0001.jpegBEING AWARENESS SEEING AWARENESS

It Is all Awareness. However, our perseveration on phenomena enhances conditioning to the point of over-looking what Is non-phenomenally present. 

0004.jpegPresence never leaves. It Is in the not ‘never’ always ‘ever’ availability. This of course is in stark contrast to the rising and falling of the dreamscape called our so-called life.  The dreamscape too is contained within the dreaming called Nothingness. Nothingness is dreaming the content called the dream. Nothingness is the undefinable context that allows the definable dream to be played out.

0005.jpegPresence of Self is the focusing of Awareness on Awareness, not phenomena. There of course is no ‘doing’ there, as there is no ‘doer’ nor anything that needs to get done.

0006.jpegSince there is no self,  there is no ‘getting’ for the seeker or another role in the dream. The ‘doing’ and ‘getting’ are illusions that are part of the proverbial and fictional ‘me’. To do or get anything, is playing the ‘me’ and making a solid commitment to the illusory ‘me’. It happens too easily when we lose the reference point of whom we really Are and believe that the dream is real.

0007.jpegWithout the ‘Knowing’ of the reference point of Presence, the consequent behaviors will have a continued separation from effortless Awareness. This ‘Knowing’ is experiential and felt through the portal of  ‘I Am’. 

0008.jpegThe ‘I Am’  is the door that either locks us up in phenomena or the door that liberates Us from the illusory ‘me’. This door represents the butting up of  Presence and illusion.  The ‘I Am’  is neutral in that it is the last and first ‘something’ between Nothingness and everything.

0010.jpegWalking through the ‘I Am’ door leaves the dreamer and the dreamt and reveals the dreaming that is just Being. Being or Presence is formless and un-manifest. This is the space behind the space (metaphorically).

0012.jpegBeing Awareness to the point of Seeing Awareness is to still see phenomena but primarily Seeing the Seeing. The Knowing reveals the Seeing the Seeing as Consciousness playing with form and formlessness. At this point there is no difference between content and context as ‘It’ all Is Consciousness. The ‘separation’ no longer exists nor really ever existed. 

0011.jpegThe view is no view as there is no longer two (advaita).  Everything is Love and nothing but Love. This is Seeing the Seeing as there is nothing but the Seeing. The dream is no longer just the dream. The dreaming is ‘Being’ being phenomena. The difference is really no difference. 


0009It is just an expression of Awareness/consciousness.  Seeing the Seeing is seeing the  formless being the form and then the formless, again and again. It Is all consciousness.

0013.jpegPerceiving the perceived is Perceiving the form while Being the Perceiving and never not the formless nor the illusory form. It Is all Perceiving or Awareness.

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EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING 

And there is no ‘me’. The ‘me’ is most often there as part of the forgetting. But the ‘me’ is more like a sign pointing ‘Us’ to ‘Us’. To suggest that we stop at a sign like ‘me’, is to suggest that the sign is the stopping point versus going to our destination. 

0004.jpegTo make a wrong decision to stop at the ‘me’ for peace and happiness, is to miss our destiny of no stopping anywhere for anything at anytime. The destination is no destination, meaning we are just Being. 

Being Is the destination. The infinite loop of Being Being has no stops as It Is being everything. Being Is being everything because ‘It’ Is everything. Everything Is everything to include the sign pointing i.e. ‘me’. 

0000.jpegThe forgetting of being Everything is the locking down of the perennial movement of the aliveness into a stop called ‘me’. The ‘me’ emphasis and/or exclusivity, commands a parochial and narrow focus of Self to the degree that we stay comfortably yet uncomfortably in the ‘me’. 

The ‘discomfort’ is what we feel when we feel for some relief. The relief never really comes in any permanent way, as the ‘me’ continues to subsist at our pleasure. And we also believe in a big way, that the ‘me’ can have lasting pleasure somewhere down the road. The future never comes as planned and/or pursued, and the discomfort again, never really leaves.

0005.jpegThe ‘me’ is an occupier of space, restricting, constricting, and jailing our Selves in smallness. And the ‘me’ can’t see that. But the ‘me’ is not in charge. But if you ask the ‘me’, which we do all the time, the answer is in the affirmative. It is always about the ‘me’ whether we know it or not, whether we articulate it or not.

The ‘me’ can’t help it because identity is deeply conditioned into this ‘idea’ soon after self- awareness is achieved developmentally. A serial history of false identity and cement boots of belief are put on, making it difficult to un-jail ourselves from the ‘me’. 

‘Me’ can never get out of the ‘me’ when we start and end with ‘me’. The starting point is not the ‘me’.

The starting point is the Priorness prior to the establishment of the ‘me’. This Self has no locatable stopping/starting unlike the ‘me’. It Is the Everything in everything without Being anything (no stops ever). 

0006.jpegThe Priorness is not to be achieved or pushed for, as it has a permanent establishment that has never started and will never end. Everything is the Priorness except ‘It’ has no stops and is verbing constantly with silence and stillness. At one level, what ‘stops’ is the ‘me’ and not the ‘Priorness’. But the Priorness is ‘Everything’ and ultimately everything.

The bandwidth of ‘Everything’ is everything plus. Starting ‘here’ is accepting the “What Is” completely. That is something the ‘me’ cannot do, as acceptance is not a ‘doing’. It is a letting go of the ‘me’ and it’s petty needs, protections, and desires.

Everything Is Everything Is complete, effortless, and perfect. The perfection is the yes, yes, yes of all phenomena arising while Being nothing, creating and giving space to the Everything occurring and not occurring.

0002Peace and happiness are the Priorness, the Everything in everything. This peace/happiness Is. No events can displace It and/or start It. It just Is. The ‘me’ is a point in infinity among other points in infinity, with infinity moving past all points as there is no stopping in timelessness, ever.

Be ‘that’ Moment, the Moment that never stops, starts, or ends. This Is Everything. This Is Love Loving Loving ad infinitum.  Daddy’O0003  

 

‘No View’ IS THE VIEW0008.jpeg

There is no view in Formless-ness. And we are Formless-ness first.

Awareness is not a view except when we force it on Awareness. Then is it really Awareness? The ‘view’ is then narrow and fixed.

The formless-ness of Awareness is compromised when we say that ‘we’ have Awareness. Who is the ‘we’? When we start with the ‘we’ or ‘me’, we start at a fixed illusion. This starting point immediately provides a limitation to the fullness of Awareness/Formless-ness.

0006.jpegWhen we say that we have to increase our Awareness by striving to be Awareness, we again impose limitations, due to coming from a pretentious and arbitrary starting point, i.e. illusory self.

0007.jpegThe point here is that the Universe did not begin with the ‘idea’ of ‘me’. The ‘me’ is an artificial belief created like any other thing that has characteristics of being a temporal phenomena. It is a mis-identity with structural limitation. It has never been real nor ever will be enduring.  To start here is to go nowhere. To have a ‘view’ from here, is to herald the illusion.

0004.jpegNothingness has no view. Why would it? Nothingness Is everything without Being anything. The emptiness/spaciousness of ’Nothingness’ has no room for a view. Having a ‘view’ Here would be a ‘stop’ or landing. The infinite cannot be the infinite when a ’stop’ is defined as being part of this eternity.

Having ’no view’ is having no ‘stops’. There is ‘nothing’ to land. What is perceiving cannot be perceived. There is no trying in Beingness. It just Is. When Everything Is everything where can the ‘view’ be?

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe -an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where  the universe is becoming conscious of itself.” -Eckhart Tolle 

0000.jpegThe first step of Seeing the Seeing is Seeing everything as Awareness. To start with the ‘me’ or the person is to misstep. The extreme limitation of ‘me’ reduces the Fullness into a narrow funnel. Beginning every Moment from ‘Everything’ first, gives a spaciousness  that affirms ‘What Is’ i.e. a full acceptance. Acceptance is a no-argument with what is happening at all times.

Acceptance is more easily found when we See that whatever is happening is ‘perfect’. When our heart ’Sees’ perfect there is no argument and there is an acknowledgement of  ‘no view’, without trying. Acceptance accepts everything as it Is everything. That is perfect. 

0002.jpegThis letting go allows Everything to Be everything effortlessly. When there is ‘no view’ there is no jump to judgment. The openness of Everything never closes. The aliveness is perpetual. The stops never exist. It Is Beingness Being Being.

0001.jpegThe broadness of Beingness Is a constant Seeing of the Seeing everywhere and in every Moment effortlessly. The Fullness is a felt Presence without the need for thinking and/or perseverating on the ‘me’. The Fullness is primary as it Is Everything without limits (no view).

0003.jpegWhen there are no lines drawn in Nothingness; what can be left and felt is but Nothingness and perfection. Be ’That’ effortlessly Here and Now.

The Love Is Love Loving Love, Daddy’O

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LOOKING FOR A LANDING

There is nowhere to land this thing. Understanding that understanding is not a viable methodology for ‘getting it’. Leaving understanding as a place reserved for ‘things’, is understanding that there is a place for understanding. 

0004.jpegThis ‘thing’ called spirituality is still a ‘thing’. That is, spirituality is a concept in search of understanding. If we land ‘here’ we are not ‘there’ because ‘here’ and ‘there’ are fixed places that have lost their essential dynamic of aliveness. Essentially, when we are ‘fixed’ or we have ‘landed’, we make a stop where there are really no stops.

0006.jpegWe are then essentially forms demanding to continue to be forms. Forms are ’stops’ or landings that evoke a completion or end. All that is OK for forms. But are we a form first and last? Forms are landings that when settled on, stop movement and aliveness. ‘We’ are not sticking anywhere as Beings Being.

0003.jpegThe idea of ‘looking’ for a ‘landing’ is an acknowledgement of being stuck in a form for a form, neither of which goes anywhere. Understanding that understanding is a loss leader for being Being, is understanding that understanding is not ‘the way’.

0000.jpegPure Knowing is not ‘understanding’. Pure Knowing is knowing ‘Knowing’ or Awareness, is being aware of Awareness without the necessity of ’thinking’ or ‘understanding’. Conceptual thinking and conceptual understanding are limitations due to their subsequent status indigenous to creation or phenomena.

0002.jpegWhat ‘Is’,  ‘Is’,  with no help from ‘ideas’ to try to state what is prior to concepts. ‘Isness’ is undefinable given conceptual restraints. Defining ‘Isness’ is like trying to land the ‘Formless’ when it should be obvious there is ‘nothing’ to land.

‘Looking for a landing’ is using our Beingness to find Beingness in a ‘thing’ or location. That effort is futile, as there is no location, as Beingness Is all locations and not locatable as a ‘thing’ or concept.

0007.jpegThis is the freedom of Beingness, Being everywhere/nowhere, Being Formless while Being in forms. To try to land ’This’ is to not know the nature of our Nature. Yet, at the same time, the struggle is that we continue to ‘land’ someplace, somewhere with some thing, nonstop.

Being ’Nothingness’ means that there is only room for nothing. Putting ‘something’ in ‘nothing’ ruins ‘nothingness’. This spaciousness is spaciousness because ‘nothing’ sticks to it resulting in no sticking points.

The ‘me’ is always looking for something to buttress its apparent falseness. It will try to land spirituality like it lands everything else. Why wouldn’t it?!

0008.jpegThe intention here is to embrace the ‘Knowing’ as ourselves. Our selves being ‘nothing’ and this ‘nothingness’ having nothing to ‘do’ with the ‘me’.

See the ‘me’ as the phenomena it is. The ‘me’ is what is perceived. What is perceiving cannot be found as a ’thing’. See the phenomena and ‘Be’ the Seeing, effortlessly (without trying).

The ‘me’ is a landing. See the space around the ‘me’ and the mechanism (effort) of landing the ‘me’. Perceiving has no stops, ever. See ‘It’. Pure Knowing has no stops or places to land. It is not a concept. 

0001.jpegTo ‘have’ a concept is for the concept to have you. There is no-one Present to have a concept. The ‘Knowing’ is not conceptual as there is no ‘me’ to have anything and/or to land anywhere. Be ’That’, forever falling free.

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DANCING IN THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY

Everything is Love. 

Breaking free from what we think, is breaking from a staid view. Surrender from a singular point of reference called ‘me’, is a surrender of the illusion of separation. Losing separation gains everything as everything Is Everything.

0001.jpgAny form or phenomena is present in Everything. Everything Is space-like in that ‘this’ formlessness is suffused within the form and holding form as well. There is nothing that is outside of the formlessness.  The formlessness that contains everything ultimately is everything.

There is nothing that is not ‘It’.

Our bottom line in this very moment, is existence or Being. This knowing is knowing the formlessness. Knowing existence is ‘knowing’ without the need for form. 

Our existence is being held by the divine spaceless-ness of space. ‘It’ Is an openness that has no location or finding. This spaceless-ness has never moved. ‘It’ cannot be perceived. Therein lies the common problem. We are stuck on finding and getting forms. This tendency monopolizes our resources completely, resulting in the singular view.

0002.jpgThere cannot be any position taken by anything or anyone when moving towards the ‘Openness’ of whom we are. Even understanding is an impediment because ‘this’ cannot be understood.

The divine space holding existence cannot be seen internally when poxed with ‘the view’ from the illusory self that limits the unlimited. “All Is Love” is not an understanding as much as it is a Knowing. A Knowing from ‘no view’ and no attachment to forms/phenomena, does ‘Know’.

A singular point of reference is exceedingly limiting and narrow, to grasp any real Knowing of formlessness. This ‘Knowing’ is sourced from Source not conceptual-ness. It Is unacquired knowledge versus acquired knowledge.

The spiritual heart space is the nexus to formlessness. A felt sense of existence and transcendence immediately fosters a connection to this spaciousness. The feeling is the resonance of openness. Effortless Love abides here, Being everything and attaching to nothing. Turning attention inward ‘here’ is returning to forever.

All is Love. The ‘I Am’ (existence) is the vehicle for expression of Life Itself. Allow ‘this’ effortless-ness. The dance we dance is Life dancing through us, with ‘us’ Being within the Sea of Tranquility, and ultimately the Sea of Tranquility.

“. . .this is based on the assumption that I, who would control things, am something apart from what I would control.” -Alan Watts

0000.jpgLet Love Love always, Daddy’O      

WHO NEEDS A ‘VIEW’?

We do really need to establish ourselves in society properly by having a view. A view may certainly be helpful in negotiating the rigors of day-to-day life. However, ‘locking’ on a view is a different story. 

GP2C3224A ‘view’ is essentially a very temporary distillation of the big picture. The big picture cannot be accurately interpreted by our fractional piece of what we ‘think’ is true. The vastness is even difficult to comprehend scientifically because of  paradoxes or contrary things happening at the same time e.g. black holes.

Essentially a ‘view’ may explain some things but clearly, to be definitive, is something else. Science itself progresses in its view from apple falling in Newtonian physics to the observer effecting the observed  in Quantum Mechanics and beyond. Views evolve. And views still cannot contain the immensity of infinity.

GP2C3226.jpegErgo, ‘views’ are always a compromise. Their separateness from reality is their bane.

Having a ‘view’ is the wrong view as far as Beingness is concerned. Beingness needs no view. Beingness is all views.

The other problem with ‘views’ is there is no-one there to have one. The character is not real enough to sustain a ‘view’ unless we believe otherwise, and that then is an illusion.

To have a ‘view’ is to have limitation. To be limited is to not be free, i.e. to be bound. ‘Boundlessness’ has timelessness and nothingness yet no need to have a view as ‘It’ Is Everything.

A ‘view’ is ok as a practical application to living but clearly with the caveat that any binding is a finding of having too much of a ‘view’.

To wit, the ‘view’ is as disposable as toilet paper. To cling to a view is make a vow to the ‘view’, inculcating it into our identity. The result is that the ‘view’ really has you. This is the binding.

Practically speaking, if we are wondering why we are stuck and why we do not know what to do -that is an example of having a view.

The stuck-ness, and the view are both indicators of someone having something. In this case something undesirable.

GP2C3228.jpegAll this is pointing to the derision created by entertaining a ‘self’.  A false self is the assertion of not ‘Being’. Not ‘Being’ is pushing the foreground of self over the everything of Being.

‘Being’ is not an assertion. It Is effortless-ness with absolutely no lines drawn, ever. Pushing will assure us of never being Being. Too much ‘view’ is pushing. No view, is spaciousness with no obstacles to attach to, as spaciousness is the clutter free backdrop.

When things are seemingly not going well for us, perhaps we are entertaining too much of a ‘view’ and too little of ‘no view’.

GP2C3221.jpegStepping back, and then again stepping back, and again finding ourselves in the falling of stepping back, allows the foreground to come into its very clear temporary-ness, as a short phenomenal event, just as any ‘thing’ in any phenomena is.

Simple existing as ‘existence’ with no added features, assures us of the propriety of Being Life Itself. ‘It’ Is enough. ‘It’ Is full enough already. To add a ‘thing’ is too subtract. No views is Nothingness.

GP2C3225.jpegLove Loves all always Now.  Daddy’O         

MEDITATION IS BEING BEING

There can be no ‘doing’ in Being nor in meditation. For meditation is Being with absolutely no ‘doing’. ‘Doing’ meditation is ‘thinking’ we are meditating. Iterating, meditation cannot be done or be thought-based.

The Priorness we all Are, Is the thing-less-ness of just Being. This Priorness can also be called “I
Am”, existence, Awareness, and/or Beingness. But these all are just words that just point to an unmistakable and undefinable Self we all Are.

The point is that existence, the basic start of life in this venue, is without argument. If there was no existence then there would be no further movement into thoughts, feelings, sensations, or other things. Without existence, all the above matters not.

Meditation is not a ‘doing’ because we actually go nowhere and do nothing. There is no need to travel to even another state of mind because that would be over-engaging into phenomena, when our seeming goal is recognizing existence or Beingness. Since Beingness is always Present, travel is completely irrelevant. And the act doing of anything would make no sense, as that would be a departure from existence and an indulgence in ‘things’.

And ‘doing’ could also imply a ‘doer’. Is the ‘doer’ prior to things or after existence? The ‘doer’ is more phenomena. Existence needs no ‘doer’ nor the illusion a ‘doer’ represents.

Life is ‘doing’ without the need for a ‘doer’. ‘It’ is the verbing without stops or nouns needed to Be. Nouns are ‘things’. ’Things’ are post-Being not prior. Any ownership can only be attributed to the Causeless Cause, i.e. Life Itself.

Meditation is getting that there is no-one to get it or do it, leaving only the ‘I Am’. Meditation Is emptiness, spaciousness, silence that Knows the experience as well as the Experiencing as Self. Existence needs no help in existing. Meditation Is honoring Life at this seminal level without things structuring it.

Focusing on what we Are requires no effort. Directing attention outwardly, is engaging in an illusory world when viewed from the eternal Priorness. Our true nature is absolute stillness and the silent groundless ground.

This freedom has no boundaries and therefore can contain everything while not being anything. Acknowledging ‘this’ in every Moment, is meditation effortlessly accomplished, with no trying or not trying.

Be ‘That’ always. Being Being Is the Priorness to every thing.

Love Always Now as there Is only Love. Daddy’O

LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Looking from an illusion, for an illusion, is delusion.” 

For what?! For something. Something that is never really found as far as permanence is concerned. ‘Something’ is that ‘thing’ that attracts us causing unnecessary effort and dogged stubbornness in getting ‘it’s’ consummation. It is a tiresome venture with no happy ending.

But we still ‘believe’ we can do it. But there is no ‘doing it’ because ‘doing’ cannot get it done. And what we are ‘looking’ for can’t be found ‘where’ we are looking nor by ‘what’ is ‘looking’. Lastly, the inherent ’belief’ is another fictional element that has no basis in reality, increasing delusion.

‘Looking’ itself is farfetched in that ‘that’ activity is futile, because when Everything Is Present, where could you effectively ’look’?

This futility is compounded by not only no satisfactory finding, but the shallowness of ‘what we find’. What we find is always temporary and unfulfilling. Satiation and contentment do not arrive.

So, a thought arrives that we dearly need something or somebody. The thought appears to be valid, but whose thought is it? This thought’s illegitimacy is immediately found out upon the above reflection. The illusory ‘me’ really needs nothing as it is an illusion. The ‘me’ is the neediness. 

But let’s say that we skip over that boulder and go on with this particular thought. Going with, greeting, and harboring this thought results in a clear preference for leaving Beingness. The Fullness of having ‘no thought’ is replaced with a ‘thing’ aka thought. 

Already the dissatisfaction has arrived due to the separation. Needing that something or someone becomes a ‘push’. Just the ‘push’ is uncomfortable. We now grasp from the wrong type of emptiness. Discomfort accelerates and then we may engage in further action to consummate the desire, completely losing our center.

We just threw Beingness under the bus and now expect to get the happiness and satisfaction that was never there to begin with, through this superficial engagement.

Any desire for something or someone, by the ‘me’, has the capacity to bind and stop connection with Self, by the the mere ‘looking’. This action is clearly, upon introspection, is coming from a deficit, a neediness that supplants Fullness (remarkably). Also, the seeming necessity of courting the desire must be questioned. 

This superficial viewpoint, this extremely narrow path of ‘me’ first, is what seemingly upends the fullness of Being. The strength of the desire is artificial and impure from the standpoint of the un-necessariness of ‘looking for’ any ‘thing’, e.g. externally-based happiness, for and from the path of ‘me’.

Looking from an illusion for an illusion is delusion.  This is the wrong view, yes?

Beingness is the true foreground but is seemingly only Present in the background. Seeing Everything from what is usually the backdrop, is now switched to the proper view (foreground first) that negates the silliness of the very restricted path of ‘me’ first. Beingness Is Everything anyway. Getting it right is a matter of ’Seeing’ not ‘looking’, from Beingness.

In the ’Now’, backdrop becomes foreground. This reversal is the start of ’Seeing’ from Emptiness. Subsequently foreground/background become meaningless as there is no real reason to have a distinction in Oneness.

So, there is no need to ‘look’ for anything. Just ‘looking’ is an indicator of a misstep. The synchronicity of Beingness is implicitly Present. Being fully Present in this Moment without any cause to commit to any thought, is enough. A constant falling into our true heart, integrates all that is already integrated.

Ceasing the ‘looking’ will result in no ‘wrong places’. Follow the ‘heart’ home to Here and Now.

Be that. Love that. Love Is effortless.  Daddy’O

THOUGHTS ARE IN SOMETHING

IMG_1095.jpegThoughts by themselves are not independent. They are dependent on something, as they are ‘things’. 

Where they appear is in the phenomenal mind. And where they stay and hang out, is in the personal created self. This ‘self’ is artificial as well, in that it too has dependence on something to exist.

This ‘self’ is propped up by iteration, perseveration, and belief. The critical element that attaches thought to this ‘self’ is ‘my’ and/or ‘mine’. Without these seemingly magic words of ‘my’ and ‘mine’, thoughts would be allowed to naturally flounder and dismiss themselves due to disinterest.

The problem of losing the ‘my’ which attaches thoughts to ‘us’, cannot be a thought-based solution. More thoughts actually deepen the conditioning/investment of thoughts in a continuous creating/recreating of false self or in other words, a  false ‘me’.

IMG_1107Having a thought that provides a solution of losing the ‘my’ of attachment, is just another thought that also attaches itself to the illusory self because it is being done for the ‘me’, a close relative to the ‘my’.  This prevents the new ‘thought’, that tries to dislodge the ‘my’ in thoughts, to be trapped in the same trick bag. The ‘me’ can’t get rid of the ‘me’ because it is all within the ‘me’. Just by using another thought, to not use ‘my’ and ‘mine’, does not solve the problem of having thoughts attach themselves to the illusory self, which is apparently doing all the presumed problem-solving.

Do we see the futility of false self trying to get out of false self (or ‘me’)? 

The issue that needs to be underscored is that thought-based missions are futile when relying on thoughts alone and an artificial self. These ‘things’ have limitations that preclude going past them-selves (things) when relying solely on them-selves (things).

The neocortex is a thought-based relatively recent biological improvement in personal management. However, it too has the same limitations as artificial self  i.e. dependence on the thing called thoughts. As far as going past thoughts into pure existence (which precedes all thoughts), the neocortex fails, despite its development, because it has the same limitations of topping out at the level of thought.

What ‘sees the thought’ is what is prior to the thought. What sees the thought cannot be thought about because it is not a thing that can be seen or cognized like a thing.

Only the perceiving sees the perceived. What is perceived (things) cannot be perceiving.

IMG_1115This brings us to perceiving, knowing, seeing and the other verb-like aliveness that never stops moving while still being the ’Stillness’ that is distinct and prior to thoughts and thinking. This ‘Stillness’ is the Everything where thoughts and everything else arise from.  

The afflictions that thoughts may cause us, can also be reduced significantly when we see that thoughts are contained in this ‘Everything’. The Everything/Nothingness is the container of all things phenomenal and non-phenomenal.

Thoughts, whether they are presumably ours or someone else’s, are occurring in some kind of space. Because thoughts are the presumed staple of how we can operate in this world, we focus soley on them and our presumed needs (more thoughts). This attachment to thoughts is a slavery to thinking. Thinking that we need 70,000 thoughts per day is clearly dysfunctional. We are stuck in thinking.

When we have these daily rounds of 70,000 thoughts, do we ever look at the the backdrop of where these thoughts arise? They arise from Everything/Nothingness. If the mind misses the backdrop because of addictive and titillating thoughts in the foreground, the access to qualities of Peace and contentment will be obscured, as they reside in the permanence of Being. 

Our innate awareness that perceives perceiving and perception, is the ‘Us’ that sees everything and Everything, which includes the essential metaphorical container where thoughts are contained.

Thoughts are the everything in Everything. See the Everything first leaves thoughts like passing clouds. See the thoughts first then Everything is overlooked like yesterday’s garbage.

The position of Everything and everything is important because what appears predominant is what is seen as foreground first versus background. The greater view is Everything. Everything-ness should be in the foreground in order to See ‘everything’ clearly.

Thoughts, no matter how virile and troublesome, are still passing but not staying. They repeat themselves when the emphasis is not on the Everything where thoughts come from. Shifting to Everything relieves the stress of thoughts owning Us. Shifting to Seeing Everything first (foreground) does not give space to the perseveration of creating a delusional created self with endless supporting thoughts.

IMG_1092The number of thoughts are reduced as their unnecessariness is exposed from this perspective of Everything first in foreground. Be in Everything first, then thoughts if necessary.

Lastly, sticky thoughts that have a habit of gluing themselves to us, but can be distanced and minimized with the spaciousness of Everything. Know that thoughts are arising in Everything and that seeming space has no boundaries, edges or limits. See the significance of this boundlessness as vastness that dwarfs any ‘thing’, especially thought, in it. Staying with the vastness of this space (Everything) by experiencing the vastness first, reduces the significance of problematic and dominating thoughts, to puniness.

The background of groundless Being is everpresent and available at all times. Therefore there is never any real reason to leave this spaciousness for transitory thoughts and over-thinking.

IMG_1119Love Loves Everything.                                                        Daddy’O