THERE IS NO FUTURE IN THE FUTURE
There is no Reality in unreality. Future never comes. And when it appears to arrive, it is never the same imagined future we thought it was.
‘Future’ is a concept necessary for linear time. It is functional only when it is not dysfunctional.
Functionality predisposes us to using the legitimate operating principles of planning and experiencing, while “in the Moment”. It is not that we stop using or denying the concept of ‘future’. It is more that we don’t allow the concept to use Us and thereby invite distortion of identity, confusion, illusion, and false premises.
Illustratively, dysfunction abides boldly in the open when we ‘seek’ the presumed ‘good’ in the future, as a presumed necessary step in our evolution. The mass illusion we participate in, is justifying living for an illusion (future) and not Being Present to what is always present i.e. what we are looking for in the future.
Looking to the future to ‘get’ what we are not getting in the Present is to overtly deny the problem we are having with the ‘present’. The ‘present’ is not a problem. The ‘present’ is ultimately the ’Now’ unbound by time.
The ‘present’ as ‘problem’ is very problematic. The resistance to the ‘present’ is the real problem. The ‘present’ is never a problem unless we distort it.
The resistance to the ‘present’, is what we are afraid of ’seeing’. Our resistance to “What Is” is based on some idea that “What Is” is not Us.
The duality of concepts and the preference for one pole versus another, is the checking in of constant separation (from the Whole). Literally grabbing on to this is ‘right’ and this is ‘wrong’, is the bipolar disorder of much of humanity. There is no freedom or openness in this ‘grabbing’ and ‘holding’ of imaginary lines.
‘Both/and’ is much closer to full acceptance and the freedom of movement away from the single line of ‘my idea/position’. Freedom draws no lines through the infinite circle of possible lines that can be drawn. Freedom/acceptance is all lines in the circle, drawing (holding) none.
Ergo, Being Present is drawing no lines ever. Future draws us in the illusion from the ‘present’. Conversely, Reality experienced is only Presence. The idea of ‘future’, owning ‘this’ or ‘that’, is the idea of future lying to us about its false promise. Integration can never be achieved in a distorted state e.g. future. Drawing lines is arguing with Presence.
The ‘pushing’ for the future is a vaunted characteristic of success. ‘Pushing’ always results in distortion as ‘pushing’ is never found in Awareness. ‘Pushing’ also throws us into the vagaries of thought/mind and the loss of clarity.
Being Present is full. There is no ’need’ to supplant ‘fullness’. ‘Fullness’ Is contentment. Contentment is inherently acceptance of the optimal balance of ‘Being’ without neediness of anything. It Is a self-fulfilling existence as ‘this’ existence is inherently always ‘full’ in Its Presence. Presence has no self-interest as a consequence of Its ‘fullness’.
Seeking or resistance to “What Is” is the formula for suffering. Waiting for the future is suffering in the present.
In the awakeness and clarity of Now, we are alive with ‘fullness’. There is no future to go to as it all Is as It Is. Is ‘pushing’ (aka resistance) more fun than effortlessness? More can get accomplished without ‘pushing’ or giving away our Presence to a mythical future. Timelessness never has the limitation of ‘future’.
“Thought has taken the ever-present reality that properly belongs to Me, Awareness, and superimposed it upon the mind, body and world. Give back to Me what properly belongs to Me, and everything will fall into place.” -Rupert Spira
Draw no lines or distinctions or borders. That would be unnecessary arbitrariness. Freedom to be Presence and fullness is only available Now. When we accept everything, then there is nothing to be done (accomplished). This Is freedom, to Be everything.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
BE YOUR TRUTH
Thoughts and thinking are often problematic. They have issues of neediness and over-valuing despite their feudal position in the scheme of things. Thoughts and thinking are clearly subsequent to our most obvious experience i.e. existing.
Thoughts and thinking do not/cannot come before the ‘knowing’ of our own existence. Our existence is primary. Our existence, historically, was there at birth. And at birth there were no thoughts or thinking. The thoughts came later after we individuated from our mother.
We then retrospectively figured out that we were existing at an early age but without the high value objects, now called thoughts. Subsequently, after this realization, we went on to ‘know’ that we are still continuing to exist, without stopping for personal development, milestones, birthdays, and rites of passage. All this, is bringing ‘us’ to this Moment in time, that is, we still are existing, first/always.
When we go to our ‘existing’ now, we go to where ‘thought’ or thinking is clearly not necessary. We just know we ‘are existing’ first, and then, reading the words and thinking coming in second.
The ‘existing’ that we ‘know’ is the same ‘existing’ that we had available when we were 5 years old. Nothing improved, nothing deteriorated, and nothing was really there except ‘existing’. In any case, if thoughts were used to divine ‘existing’, thoughts would not be able to give a compelling enough description to ‘existing’, that just ‘existing’, would do on its own.
In other words, ‘existing’ exits solely on its own merits without thought or thinking. Experientially experiencing ‘existing’ directly, perhaps in this Moment, will lend the same experience of consistency, despite the many years of growth we may have had since the age of 5. Our ‘existing’ is our most stable knowledge we have. That ‘unacquired knowledge’ was never acquired nor even sought. ‘It’ just ‘Is’, with not even a past tense.
Thoughts and thinking are feudal, in that these objects have severe limitation due to their being merely objects. Objects are fleeting and essentially lifeless. Objects are dead nouns that never really had any verb-ing going for themselves. They were finished at birth and left the premises essentially in the same condition -dead on arrival and departure.
Existence never makes demands about ‘existing’. There is never any doubt about the aliveness of ‘existing’. Contrarily, ‘existing’ is a verb that is always moving without moving. What is moving in ‘existing’ is the phenomenological, to include thoughts and thinking.
What this means is that ‘existing’ includes everything phenomenological and temporary, as ‘It’ ‘Is’ everything. The phenomenological is the appearance or in other words, the dreaming of the dream. It all occurs in ‘existing’, the unchanging field.
‘Existing’ also has the quality of effortlessness (although that is not pure truth, as ‘qualities’ have a similar limited stability, like an object). At any rate ‘effortlessness’, viewed from our limited vocabulary, and/or ‘existing’, burns zero calories in ‘Being’.
Conversely, thoughts and thinking typify their existence in the human condition as paramount. The ‘normal’ process followed, in order to presumably survive, is that we must exploit ‘thinking’ as the best vehicle for our continuation/survival/success. This ‘thinking’ appears as an antidote to the unstable false self. Ergo, the question of survival for whom? ‘Existing’ is a priori. It is before. What is ‘after’ is the only thing that presumably needs to survive.
Mis-identity with the phenomenological, causes efforts to be placed in buttressing the implacable false self. There is a constant neediness and over-valuing of this conceptual false self due to life-long conditioning, through the perseveration of thinking.
As this is being written, the conditioned root justification for needing ‘thinking’ appears to have direct relevance. However, that is a specious demand, that upon inspection is meritless.
Thinking is limited to finite consideration, while ‘existing’ Is infinite in possibility/potentiality. Furthermore, the ‘pushing’ of a thought, identifies it as a thought. Effortlessness and ‘existing’ are by definition, free and unlimited and all-inclusive.
This all leads to the supposition of “Be Your Truth”. What Is permanent and unchanging, consistent and beautiful, effortless and everything, nothing and nobody? Being Your Truth is Being the ‘Openness’ of infinite possibility/acceptance.
“Being Your Truth” does not demand anything from anybody as there is no distinguishing anything from everything. This Is Love. Love knows no other than Love Itself.
Thinking is relevant as a second tier of consideration for living life. Primarily, the a priori is always the Presence of Being. Getting the horse in front of the cart, makes life naturally effortless. Being is structured with objects to follow.
“Ask yourself what has never been, and could never be, parted from you, and remain with that, as that.”-Rupert Spira
Be Your Truth. Love Is First, last, and everything that appears. Thinking about Truth will not get us there. Being Truth Is there.
Love Loves Love, Daddy’O
DON’T GET LOST IN THE SAUCE
The spicing of objects, thoughts, sensations, and perceptions is intoxicating, if we let ourselves be taken in with no regard for Truth. The Truth is all ‘that other stuff’ is illusory and unfulfilling. Belief, aka bravo sierra, has cemented even more ideas and commitments, to following this trend of unnecessary attachment.
This is certainly not to say we can not enjoy frivolities. Frivolities are just that. They are not long-term investments. They are absolutely transitory and ephemeral.
When we experientially understand the tendency to over-invest in something that is unfulfilling and unyielding of satiation, we stop investing in that plunging stock.
However, the certain outcome of allegiance to the temporal, is clearly bankruptcy in a time-based world. Any length of time added to the attachment to temporal objects, yields a negative outcome. The ’Now’ is lost to stuff.
The problem is hanging on to something that is moving back to ’nothing-ness’. ’That’ ‘something’ is always going back to ’nothing’ and ‘no time’, as ‘time’ is a subset of timeless-ness.
It is funny that then we resist the ‘nothing’ that really is ‘everything’, made obvious through ‘time’. Why not start at ‘nothing’ and ‘nowhere’ and end up at ‘everything’ and ‘everywhere’ without any ‘doing’? Do we really need ‘that’ something to get what eventually goes to ‘nothing-ness’ effortlessly?
Who we are is ‘nobody’ doing ‘anything’, except when we believe we are the doer. But what is really abiding in all ‘that’, just ‘Is’. The ‘Is-ness’ always ‘Is’ before, during, and after all phenomena and change. The ‘Is-ness’ is the featureless permanence of nothing being everything.
Life is living through us as ‘Us’. ‘Us’ Is not bound by any ‘thing’ as any ‘thing’ is sheer transitoriness. When We are ‘Us’, we are the ‘Is-ness’ without time, space, or effort.
To enjoy and enjoin in life, the transitory must be dealt with, not worshipped. It is imperative to enjoy while not denying the transitoriness of the temporal. Enjoying means we never get bound and lost in the sauce of ’stuff’ that basically yields nothing.
When we have fun with objects just as objects, we glide past any faux commitment to compulsion and obsession, which are characteristic of extremes. Extremes are not balanced and not full of contentment. They yield stress and suffering as they are conditional and illusory. Having fun is being free enough to see the ridiculous-ness of holding on to something that is not meant to have any endurance. This freedom and Seeing, yields the proper use of available ’stuff’.
Who we Are Is the ‘Oneness’ that Is everyone, everywhere, and everything, first and last. ‘It’ all occurs in this ‘Oneness’. There is no ‘Oneness’ plus the little ‘me’. It just Is ‘this’.
“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
We are the ‘stuff’ we presumably want and strive for in the typical life lived. Contrarily, ’we’ do not have Awareness (as the me). Awareness has us. We do not have a life, life has us. We Are the Formless in form. And there is no difference as ‘it’ all is the ‘Oneness’ that can never be found or lost.
Pass the sauce.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
IN THE HEART OF HEARTS
In the heart of hearts there is only Love. Love is Present as pure Love as there is nothing but Love. It is in this venue of Being that even the appearance of two is illusion, with Oneness the prevailing Reality.
There cannot be ‘two’ as there is never any substance to ’two’ even when seen as ’two’. ’Two’ is only a reflection of ‘One’. The ‘One’ only appears to Be ’two’.
When seemingly arriving as ’two’, the Pure Love transmutes ’that’ idea into the Reality of ‘One-ness’. In the heart of hearts, it is if the appearance is ‘two’ separate beings hugging each other, when seen from separateness. The ‘two’ are merging and melting into each other, to the point where there is no longer any distinguishing one from the other.
The forms and formlessness of pure Knowing, of pure Love, are seamlessly Present in both forms and formlessness. The ’two’ is strictly an appearance, a mirage. The ‘One-ness’ never really moves off of Its integrity of Being. Form and Formless is One-ness expressing this Being, Being Love loving Love.
In the heart of hearts there are no illusions, no forms -just Love. ‘Here’ is Now and Now is Love permanently abiding.
In this Loving Heart, Love is also pure effortless-ness. There is ABSOLUTELY no effort in ‘this’ Being. Love Is. Love Is the absence of any distinction or edges. Love Is Presence in all experience, or more accurately, experiencing.
To Be Love is to Be free any thought or distinction of anything but Love. Love is first and last and yet ‘It’ (Loving) has no beginning or end.
There is no distance between anything or anybody in the heart of hearts. How could there be? ‘This’ Is Love Loving Love purely and effortlessly in the Now of forever.
“Everything we have ever longed for – peace, happiness and love – resides at the heart of all experience, always available, under all circumstances.” -Rupert Spira
Lastly, there is no need to reestablish anything, to include Love/Being. Reestablishing would be pushing. Effortlessness is Presence with no stops or pauses. Love Is effortless. Love Is full with nothing to complete, as ‘It’ Is all Now. And there is nothing to become as it is always Becoming Love.
Love Loves Love, Daddy’O
EMPTINESS INVITES FULLNESS
Is that not how the Universe operates? Emptiness first, then creation and phenomena. And is it a rolling emptiness? Emptiness Is ‘that’ that never ceases. Its nature is eternal emptiness.
And how are we set up? Like the universe?! Or like the separate ‘me’ gone wild? The latter, I presume, fits most of us most of the time.
Isn’t that a disconnect especially when we are often trying to connect? The ‘trying’ is automatically a disconnect in that ‘trying’ moves on a false pretense. There is no ‘trying’ and there is no ‘not trying’.
It Is just the ‘Is-ing’, isn’t it? But the loading of all that stuff of ‘me’ seemingly occludes the Self called ‘Is-ing’. All that stuff is literally stuffed in a little pocket called ‘me’. The imposition of limitation is the nature of ‘me’. Consequently, artificial limitation and the overcrowding of space with junk, yields less than satisfactory use of emptiness.
We are used to all that hoarding that a ‘me’ requires. Being overpacked, we grudgingly let go. Fear of the illusory future, compounds the ticket to freedom. Present and Presence is not felt/realized due to conditioned response, especially the fear of losing stuff.
Emptiness has no fear, as fear is used to hoard. When we are empty there is no chair for fear to sit upon. No fear, no future, no hoarding of temporary stuff, and no cathecting of objects requiring a holding penalty. Emptiness is sufficient to Itself. Fear and Emptiness are not compatible.
Emptiness is faceted with a nuanced ‘openness’. Since the field is no longer cluttered with ‘me’ stuff, it is easier to continue the freedom to naturally Be. ‘Openness’ is the anti-clutter solution to prevent a return to the status quo of hoarding.
‘Openness’ is not falling for the shiny objects that typically draw us out of Self. ‘Openness’ recognizes the rise and inevitable fall of stuff, which concludes that a pursuit would be meaningless to Its substance. Seeing the mechanics of clutching any position as antithetical to Being, freedom commences without a return to the dumpster dive.
Not holding anything or any position, mimics the Divine hand, in that ’that’ direct experience quantifies as true upon testing. Instead of drawing a line through a circle to represent ‘me’, the circle remains infinitely full of limitless lines that could be drawn through the circle. The circle is always uncluttered. Preferences are essentially ‘no preferences’. Consequently, there is no ‘me’ left to draw a line.
‘No preferences’ does not wholesale exclude all preferences entirely. ’No preferences’ would practically mean that not a single ‘preference’ would become a dictator to Self. The body/mind will naturally have preferences but to the degree that they always fall short of controlling outcomes that are normally effortlessly taken care of by Self. Carmel lattes are still ok. Selling your soul for a trip to Disney World is not.
Freedom is freedom from the consequences of having preferences that bind and rule Us. This ‘letting go’ is not to be managed as management is too bossy. What is lost is the noun called ‘me’ and as the tyrant (me) that will never be satisfied. What is there to be managed when there is no destructive tornado of me? What is managing the trillion processes each second in the body/mind? Who manages the coherence and physical laws of the universe?
“Our essential nature of pure Awareness has no agenda with the mind, body or world. It is like empty space, completely allowing, and yet indifferent to whatever appears within it. However, it is not a cold, distant indifference: it gives its substance utterly and intimately to whatever appears within it. As such, it is a loving indifference. Be knowingly this loving indifference.” -Rupert Spira
Emptiness beckons Fullness. There is no need for a solution as the solution is prior to all manifestation. Dropping back to nothing is nothing seeing nothing but nothing. That is where everything starts.
Be nowhere and nothing to Be complete. The resistance is the holding of spurious stuff. Being empty of everything becomes Us.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
EXPERIENCE ARISES IN EXPERIENCING
‘Experiencing’ is constantly moving. ‘Experience’, conversely, has essentially stopped once out of the Now and placed itself in linear time called ‘past’.
However, when ‘experience’ is merged with ‘experiencing’, then there is no difference between ‘experience’ and ‘experiencing’, just as the Now is fully Now and only the Now. The parsing out to ‘time’, in past (or future) ‘nouns’ and kills the aliveness of the Moment, as ‘time’ is only a derivative of Now-ness-ing. The Now cannot actually be parsed, as parsing would attempt to cut up the uncuttable. The Now is full as full can be without being fuller. There is no excess. There is no deficiency except ‘seemingly’ so.
‘Experiencing’ Is the Now. This moment called ‘experiencing’ is verb-ing without pause and without effort. In order to have an ‘experience’, we would have to create a noun to have the ‘experience’. Creating a ‘noun’ is fine. But a ‘noun’ is essentially is a stopping of ‘experiencing’. ‘Experiencing’ goes on to see the ‘noun’ arise and fall. ‘Experiencing’ never stops despite the seeming finality and stasis of ‘nouns’.
The ‘noun’ created and commonly called ‘self’ or ‘me’, is a contracted limitation of Being or ‘experiencing’. It is artificial and unreal due to its inherent loss of aliveness. The ‘aliveness’ is there despite the noun-ing, but is seemingly muted and limited by the overlay.
Moreover, the heralding of ‘experience’ is essentially the stopping of ‘experiencing’ and the throttling of the ‘experienc-er’, clearly valuing ‘experience’ over ‘experiencing’.
There is nothing wrong with ‘nouns’ per se except when ‘nouns’ or ‘experience’, are used for identity and self-knowledge.
Despite the above, all there is to ‘experience’ is the ‘knowing’ of experience i.e ‘experiencing’. Even when ‘experience’ is a noun, it’s essential nature still remains ‘experiencing’ through the ‘knowing’. The ‘knowing’ of the ‘noun’ ultimately undermines the noun-ness of the noun.
Notably, the ‘experiencing’ or ‘knowing’ is never really limited except that it appears to be limited. Experience arises in experiencing. Everything arises in experiencing. We Are the ‘experiencing’ non-stop.
Lastly, ‘experiencing’ is synonymous with ‘what’s happening’. ‘What’s happening’ never really stops to wait for ‘what’s happened’. “What’s happened’ is dead and done. The aliveness is not extant there as it is illusion. ‘What’s happening’ is never done. It Is the aliveness Being and Knowing Itself Now ad infinitum
“Know your Self as the Knowing in all that is known.” -Rupert Spira
All ‘that’ is in the Now as the Now, never stops and waits for ‘things’ to catch up. ‘It’ (experiencing) can only Be the Now, as the Now Is everything always. What Is happening Is the Now experiencing the Now as Knowing Itself.
The phenomena of experience, like all phenomena, is ultimately part of the emptiness and un-contracted Self of experiencing. The contraction of experience is not the perennial Source. The ‘experience’ is a stopping point. Be alive Now with experiencing the ‘what’s happening’ in every single Moment. ’That’ emptiness is Full.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
Why the adjective of ‘causeless’? If happiness is event-based, then the adjective is problematic. If happiness is event-free, then the adjective is appropriate.
Event-based happiness is the ground of temporariness and insufficiency. Event-free happiness is free of any event having any effect on happiness.
Then, perhaps the definition and clarification of what happiness is, may need to be articulated. What is taken to be happiness, more commonly, is the pleasure we experience between two moments we don’t especially like or feel good about. Essentially, ‘pleasure’ is surrounded by pain and/or insufficient pleasure.
In any case of refining ideas of pleasure/pain/happiness, we find a binding by/of time and temporariness. Consequently, the optics of insufficiency surround even the faux happiness we experience (when we actually experience this pleasure). Hence, “Why does this have to end?”
True Self is not bound by any ‘thing’ of a temporary nature. ’Time’ itself is binding in that it is temporary and unstable. Time is an overlay of timelessness. Only timelessness has the stability to give time illusory traction. Time can seem to drag or speed, depending on circumstance/experience. Time can appear to disappear in deep sleep.
True Self Is always Present Now. And ’Now’ is not a moment in time. Time is in the ’Now’. And the ’Now’ never changes from Being the Now, much like true happiness.
Being ‘One’ with universal stability is Being ‘One’ with Everything/Nothing, as distinctions are for manufactured understanding.
Causeless happiness Is the ‘Isness’ more than any quality we may arbitrarily distill. “Causeless Awareness” is no different than “Causeless happiness” except in the academic sense. The ‘Isness’ Is Everything. There is no sorting to do. ‘It’ Is just Being.
The nature of ‘Being’ is fullness, silence, love, and happiness. There is never ‘any’ need to push for what is. Pushing only moves us away from the sought. And ’seeking’ is ‘pushing’.
Event-based happiness is sought and nurtured. This is ‘pushing’ disguised as ‘good’ effort.
Event-free happiness is Present and It’s nature Is ‘Full’ with no need to ‘do’ anything. ‘Being’ is wholly sufficient, always. If there is a lacking or event-dependence, then it is ‘self’ clearly not abiding in event-free ’Being’.
“Our essential nature of pure Awareness gains or loses nothing from the entire human adventure.” -Rupert Spira
We Are the ‘Causeless-ness-ing’ free from any binding or temporariness.
The arising and falling of temporary structures does not effect the absolute stability of Beingness/Happiness/Awareness/Love. Freedom from temporary structures means we don’t become a container for event-based happiness and temporary pleasure. We Are what remains when ’nothing’ is ‘nothing-ness’. Be Happy.
May Chassis rest in the Fullness.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
SEEING FROM EVERYWHERE
Seeing from Everywhere is essentially being free to Be. To ‘Be’ because our freedom is not overly refined by any object. Being-ness Is without objects/things/concepts/thoughts. Being-ness is prior to all that and therefore not ‘needing’ any of that after-ness.
Seeing from Everywhere is not limiting the unlimited, of which we Are unlimited, first. No limitation is a seeming characteristic of an undefinable Being-ness. Contrarily, limitation is the over-refining of our identity as an object. Mind and thoughts are objects, as they rise and fall and appear and disappear. Mind and thoughts essentially objectify the concept of limitation through this constant coming/going. There is no sustainable permanence to this fickleness, to especially include the ‘me’.
The heavy gravity of ‘me’ soaks up and truncates infinite bandwidth into a single point. Whereas ’Openness’ can move from the ’unlimited’ to a very ‘limited’ object we call ‘me’. Being an ‘object’, the ‘me’ is clearly and unambiguously limited, as its nature is illusory and unstable. This ‘me’ is a primary false reference point, especially when processing the phenomena of life. There is an implicit distortion in ‘me’ as it cannot See any thing but objects. Therein lies limitation.
The ‘me’, most importantly, cannot directly See Being-ness, as there is no capacity to process this prior-ness. The ‘me’, upon testing, cannot get prior-ness while being coopted by the limited object-ness of ‘me’. Ergo, this is a dead-end view as far as Seeing the Ineffable. This view can only be reflective of the reach of the implicit range of seeing only objects and things.
The reality of Reality being Consciousness first and phenomena second, can be recognized only through Awareness Itself. Only Awareness has the capacity to See the unlimited as everywhere/nowhere as a starting point/endpoint (or endless point). The ‘unlimited’ is prior to all things and contemporaneously, the progenitor of life itself.
Awareness being aware of Awareness is Seeing from Everywhere. This view is tantamount to ‘no view’ while Seeing it all. Investing in limited views and sticking with limited objects like ‘me’, disallows the ‘Wholeness’ that is clearly not two. The ‘me’ indulges in separation and owning a view, when there is no ‘me’ and there is no owning anything in Reality. Wholeness Is everything with no separation from anything.
Seeing from Everywhere is the true starting point of changelessness and causeless Wholeness. This is where everything is happening and nothing ever happened. We have never gone anywhere as Wholeness.
Seeing from Everywhere as the character in this movie, is Seeing the movie but Being the Being ceaselessly. The part must be played without limitation of true identity. Then the movie is acted upon through the Seeing of the unseen.
“The light of pure Knowing, which shines in all that is known, doesn’t share the changing qualities of the known but is, at the same time, its reality, just as the screen doesn’t share the qualities of the image, but is its substance.” -Rupert Spira