Category Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

THE FLOW OF STILLNESS

What is the backing of all activity, sensations, perceptions, and forms? 

In order for any construct or form to appear there has to be an un-occluded space for it. Without the spaceless space, collisions and chaos would challenge any manifestation to be clear and unambiguous.  

A characteristic of this ‘space’ is Stillness. Clarity is best served by the juxtaposition of an eternal unmoving stillness with a coordinated barrage of seeming unending moving stimuli that characterizes the somewhat predictable universe in which we abide.  

The conclusion here is that the universal space has a unifying influence on what is in the space. Otherwise what orders the order? What coordinates the countless objective field of things to operate under some mutual framework? And what can produce order without interference as another object or thing?

What is being pointed to here is ‘what’ cannot be seen. The nature of Stillness, Silence, and Spaciousness is clearly not to be seen but always Present. 

Theoretically, if the ‘unseen’ would be ‘seen’ then there would be a ‘stop’, albeit creation. Creation cannot function as an arbiter of the universe in that creation is a clear stop. The Universe flows seamlessly always without stops. Stops are a creation with ‘limitation’ as a primary characteristic.

The Universe remains undiminished and unlimited in formlessness while creating forms that are limited and ultimately empty. The forms point back to the Universe as it is all Universe.

Stillness is perennially Present. Forms do not block Its Presence. At any moment, Stillness can be found supporting the infrastructure of all forms and phenomena. In the universe and in our particular life, Stillness abides quietly giving space to “What Is”.  

The phenomena of “What Is” is secondary to no-phenomena of “What Is”. In other words, forms come after formlessness. It Is the formlessness that informs creation (forms). The Stillness can only be experienced by Stillness. Stillness has no stops or forms. Forms, concepts, and mind cannot divine Stillness. The limitation of forms disallows forms to be used to find Stillness. 

Knowing the unlimited through the direct experience of Stillness, without contributions from the mind, is the ticket to Be. There is nothing that the mind can add to Stillness that it doesn’t already have. And there is nothing that can be taken away from Stillness as It cannot be diminished. Forms can be used to find forms. Stillness does not need to be found. It Is.

Whom we are before, during, and after forms is this ineffable Stillness.

The flow of Stillness is not a movement per se. It Is the continuous substrate of Being suffusing everything and everyone at all times. It allows movement to flow from It. It Is ‘allowing’ with no doer.

Stillness is always there/here. And phenomenological movement will always reveal the Stillness.  See the underside of any form by feeling the resonance Present there before any form. Stillness is not form or movement based. Effortlessly let ‘that’ Stillness flow. In the depths of our heart this can be felt Now.  

THE DENSITY OF SPACE

Space is a metaphor for letting go of the hardness of seeing reality in a bi-polar view i.e. this and that of duality. Even from the framework of duality (subject/object) we can easily recognize the hardness of positions and predilections. This hardness or density is a binding limitation prompted by believing in polarities as the basis of existence. Polarities are an expression of existence and NOT a basis of ‘pure’ existence and beyond (before). Polarities come after the Being-ness of existence.

Despite their density, polarities ultimately are essential ’space’, as space allows everything. Succinctly, space allows density despite no density in space.  Forms have density. It is the nature of forms. Formlessness has an essential lack of forms. All forms cannot be anywhere without being in ’space’ first.

Here ‘formlessness’ is synonymous with ‘space’. Form and formless are parts of space.

Duality engenders division through a singular belief in the limited forms of thought. This division is a separation from the foundational energy of formless Being-ness through the over-identification with content (thought) versus the density-free zone of no-thought and no density.

Forms are commonly celebrated over formlessness by pursuit of unity/harmony through the specious density of forms. Perseverating on forms creates ’stops’  or ‘binding’ in the flow of dense-free space.  The ’stop’ occurs because the flow is not allowed due to the hardening of desire to ‘own’ a particular density.

Thoughts bind due to the dis-allowing of ‘flow’. Thoughts then harden into traits i.e. vasanas. Freedom to be apart from this conditioning is freedom from the density caused by these stops and/or bindings. Flow has no stops as ‘it’ can see past any presumed bindings as not causal. Flow recognizes the freedom of infinite space as the edge that has no stops. Flow is falling comfortably with no intention of stopping for any form.

Observing ourselves as a form of density is stickiness to density plus the added artificiality of establishing a ‘doer’ to do. Observing ourselves as space with absolutely no stops, brings in a vast emptiness that is ‘doing’ by ‘Being’. A ‘doer’ would be a ‘stop’ or a ‘noun’ working outward. Being-ness or ‘flow’ is verb-ing non-stop in open infinite space. Freedom Is this. There are no ‘stops’ here. And ‘here’ is everywhere.

Crashing into objects because of the identification with objects of high density, is common in the self that is believed in. Every time we identify with a thought, it inevitably crashes (stops) into a concept that binds us into a suffering self. The suffering is the trying to establish a better life for the separate idea of the doer’ or the ‘me’. This is density on steroids.

Presence cannot be conceptually found as it has no density, stop, or form. Feeling Self as spatially there as Love Itself in the spiritual heart, is finding existence Itself aware of Itself. Enjoining with the emptiness that holds the entirety of the universe, visible/un-visible, requires being emptiness Itself. Feel one-self as space that allows all forms effortlessly, as there is no binding here. Become this Awareness that offers It’s space to anything/everything at all times.

The density of space Is un-manifest formless-ness. And ‘that’ Is unconditional Love. Love flows effortlessly Here. Be ’That’. 

THE SPACE WHERE IT HAPPENS

THE SPACE WHERE IT HAPPENS

 Not unlike the Hamilton play, the ‘space’ where it happens is essential to ‘being’ there. Even later, outside of the essential moment, ‘knowing’ what happened, is best articulated by the presence of attendees.

The ‘happening’ of the event can be retranslated later but not without compromising the perfection of what had happened. The ‘aliveness’ that was present in ‘that’ moment is certainly not present in a retranslation. Not having this ‘aliveness’ leaves a distillation that is lacking in fullness, however articulated by the attendees.  

Another point to consider is the viewpoint of having a ‘view’. Each participant in the ‘space’ where it happens usually has a ‘view’. When there is ‘no view’, it is if there is no participant. ’No view’ leaves no residue of ‘my’ or ‘mine’. It is just what happened with no ‘holding’ of anything to include a ‘view’.

The purity of the ‘moment’ has no stops unless we create them. Creating ‘stops’, stops the flow. The ‘flow’ has no view unless we say it does. A ‘view’ is created and then ‘it’ seemingly stops flowing.

The ‘space’ where it happens lets everything happen without any rendering of separation and characterization into ‘this’ and ‘that’  and/or ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Creating a noun is creating a stop.  

The ‘aliveness’ is ‘alive’ due to its expression in ‘this’ moment. And there is only ‘this’ moment. The Now is not in linear time. Linear time has a beginning/end. The Now has no start or finish. This is the ‘aliveness’ that cannot be successfully brought into the past or future. It Is eternity expressing an unlimited view with never any stops at any time.

The ‘space’ is emptiness of all forms. The appearance of forms does not affect emptiness or negate the integrity of formlessness. Forms appear/disappear distinguishing themselves by their temporariness. Forms do not have a ‘Presence’ as they are dreamt.

The substance is the emptiness, the formless, the ’space’ that Is alive with loving awareness Now. Ideas, goals, conceptual frameworks are lesser vehicles used by the mind to transact the dreaming of life from the viewpoint of the body. Emptiness needs no view as it Is Everything Now to include time itself.

Being ‘here’ means being Being with the assertion that identity is known as ‘Being’. ‘Being’, either in the dream of life or in a sleeping dream, is ‘Knowing’ the ‘Knowing’ with no stops for the appearances and viewpoints. 

There is identity with the incarnation of form but only for purposes of transacting Beingness in form. ’Space’ allows the appearance of all forms and ultimately is form. However, the Presence of ’space’ does not get lost in identification in form. ‘Everything’ Is already everything.

Being in the ‘space’ where it happens is not a ‘doing’. It Is an alive resonance having nuclear moments constantly. Seeing that ‘we’ Are ’space’ and feeling the depth of our own openness Now/always is enough. Nothing needs to be added to ‘Everything’. The emptiness of ’space’ Is complete with or without things.

Content, if actually added, to the fullness of ’space’ would create a contraction of space. Content is often used to create identity. Identity is a ‘seeming’ contraction in ’space’. 

Lose the attachment to content and just ‘Be’.  All forms abide in this emptiness. The vastness of ‘space’ is a metaphor for letting go and accepting emptiness Itself as Truth of Self. Existence Itself has to be before any thoughts or ideas. Views and identity are after-thoughts.  Existence Is.

Be the existence of the ’space’ where it all Is happening Now.

“Go beyond the circumstances of your life. Go beyond the stories of your mind. Go beyond the sensations in your body and open to that which lies beyond all experience… the vast, infinite, open space of awareness which experiences arise. Allow your attention to melt into and merge fully with that.” -Louise Kay

FREEDOM IS NOT IN THE CHARACTER 

The character is in the dream. The dream is in an artificial construct called time. The entire dream is artificial and temporary and being dreamt by the ‘unchanging’. The dream and the character in the dream never have access to leaving the dream as the character. It is a dream.  

To try to leave the dream as the character is to not see the illusion of ‘me’ as the character and the dream. The implicit temporary nature of the dream is compelling in that it serves as a link to finite-ness. It does not mean the dream isn’t in eternity. It means that eternity is having the dream that is meaninglessly finite. Meaningless as far as eternity is concerned. The ‘unchanging’ cannot be touched or accessed through this temporary construct. 

The finite-ness is a mask being worn by the ‘unchanging’. There are many masks and many changes to the masks. But all the masks are being worn by One. The masks are in ‘time’. The characters being played are constructs. The ‘unchanging’ never changes while masks are constantly changing. Eternity never sleeps but dreams this finite-ness.

The character can be played best when there is an emptiness (openness) that abides freely as the dominant characteristic of the character. The ‘unchanging’, having no hard characteristics Itself, is then able to use the character’s vehicle for an expression of the Fullness. When there are no agendas, beliefs, conditioning, concepts, and ‘time’ to bump into, the expression Is certainly Divine. 

More typically, the character, the ‘me’, has a mother-lode of issues that preclude an unimpeded vehicle for expression. Thoughts and time collude together to engender a false reality of self. Thoughts travel through the vehicle and the ‘me’ claims them as ‘mine’. The ‘claiming’ happens after the thought.  The reality of thoughts is that they arise from the ‘unchanging’ and belong to no one. 

Everything is just happening with no ‘doing’ by anyone or any ‘me’. ‘Me’ is further established through a ‘past’ and ‘future’, both of which are constructed of mere thought. A ‘thought’ is not Reality. We ‘Are’ without any need for ideas or thoughts, to include those of past/future. Past/future is the domain of the ‘me’.  

What is happening is always in Presence Now. What is not happening is in illusion.  

Freedom Is. There is no plan for freedom as there is no past or future. Freedom Is the openness, the unimpeded vastness of Everything Being Now. 

The ‘saddle point’ of effortlessness is ’nothing’. Nothing to ‘do’. Nothing to ‘get’. Nothing to ’see’ except the ’Seeing’ by Nothingness. It Is a relaxing of the seriousness of the character and a falling into the open space of nothing. This is the true nature -emptiness of Being.  

The character has no role Here. The mask is worn by the character but the pith Is always divine emptiness. Even when the character is seemingly present, it is the divine that is ultimately Present. This is the open space that never leaves no matter the density of the character.  

Freedom is seeing the Seeing. There is no ‘what’ in perceiving. It Is just Perceiving perceiving. ’This’ Is what is happening Now. Let freedom Be.

LOVE BY BEING LOVE

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Love is effortless and unconditional. Conditional love takes effort and negotiation. Essentially one of the most distinguishing characteristics of unconditional love is ‘it’ not being event-based. There is no ”If I get married, then I’ll really be happy and in love.”  No event needs to take place at any time nor with anything. Any conditions that are added to the unconditional will merit a love that is compromised from the start.

The shallowness of conditional love reveals its very temporal nature. It is almost a lie to call it ‘love’. Its betrayal is always conditional. Bartering, strategizing, and conditioning ‘one’s giving’ on another ’s behavior, is the path of the narrow ‘me’. The ‘me’ is bottomless in its need and desire, as it needs a constant iteration to support its illusory status. The me’s love is more akin to an imprisonment vis-a-vis ‘this’ so-called ‘love’.0006

The ‘unconditional’ has no binding. We Are this ‘unconditional’ before any manifestation of ego, conditions, or any other creations, to include feelings and sensations. Because the ‘unconditional’ is prior to all manifestations, then there can be no binding ‘the unbindable’. 0007

There is no ‘trying’ to be ‘unbindable’. That would be the ‘me’ playing by the limitation indigenous to transitory phenomena. And all ‘that’ is ‘after’ the unconditional Prior-ness. 0002

All this is pointing away from the character, the ‘me’, and instead pointing to the Priorness that is ineffably permanent and unconditional. 0004

Issues with love abound when there is this mis-identity with form rather than identity with formless-ness (The Priorness). Beingness is the acknowledgement of being formless and condition-less.

Love by ‘being Love’ means that our essential unchanging nature Is Love. When there Is ‘this’ Love, no starting point or endpoint can exist. We Are the permanence of Love unfiltered, unconditioned, and unbiased as an ongoing dynamic of Being. There is no birth nor death of this Love. It Is. 0009

In every Moment, Love abides, as It Is Us.0010

The need for identity is moot as everything and everyone Is essentially Love. There is no subject/object relationship as Love Is the expression of Life itself. Oneness does not See Itself as ‘other’. The ‘other’ can only be an illusion. Love Is Life and Life Is Love. Just ‘Being’ Is Love.

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The resonance of Love Is alive in the Now of every moment unabashed and full in the spaciousness that holds form and formless-ness together.

The dream may appear separate but even that is in the Formlessness.0008

Being Love Is a full acceptance of Love as It Is. There is no interruption for the dream to take an illusory hold on this continuity. The dream is Loved as well. It Is part of the play of Consciousness.

Loving by Being Love is effortless and unconditional. There is no real noun or thing, as It Is Loving Loving Itself. That Is Being Being which Is pure Loving. There is nothing to Love but Being in Love. 

THE UN-MANIFEST IS US

The Un-manifest is pure consciousness. There is nothing here, at least not for the mind. 

This is in stark contrast to the ‘manifest’ which is flawed perfectly. The manifest is still saturated through and through with this original energy. All ‘that’ that is playing as what is real, is with the ordered order of Divine intelligence. The Un-manifest is undiminished in any way through this extension of manifest. ‘It’ has never really left the Un-manifest, but seemingly so, as to look like it was separate but all the while ultimately going back to the Un-manifest. The Un-manifest never changed during this process.

Even the manifest has to be integral to the Un-manifest as there is only one origin. That is, there is only the Un-manifest but with the expression of a multi-dimensional manifesting of things. Still, the manifesting appears as a noun but its atoms are always moving. It is more like a dynamic movement parading as a noun. It looks and appears like noun but that is only an appearance. And that dynamic movement is changing forms within forms but ultimately goes back to the un-disguised formless-ness of Un-manifest. Nouns have no real stability even when seen as a seemingly unchanging noun. Formless-ness is playing form all the time.  Not even the ‘form’ was ever ‘not’ formless-ness.

Stability is only in the Un-manifest. And ’that’ is certainly not a noun. It Is movement without moving. It Is intelligence without noun-ing. It certainly Is aliveness with or without form.

Space is always present whether form or formless, Un-manifest or manifested. Space is consistent in its emptiness, colorlessness, tastelessness, odorlessness, sightlessness, soundlessness, and formlessness. It can be accessed with eyes open or closed, sleeping or waking, and other manifestations of consciousness. 

At atomic levels of scrutiny, space appears as the predominant field relative to other dynamics. Going deeper only affords more hidden space. Is this deep space Formless-ness? Is the bottom line the Un-manifest?

If all that we ever really find is space, who are we? Are we really form or formless-ness?

Perhaps ‘Oneness’ is appearing as two? Is our existence really the vast field of ‘Oneness’ expressing itself and only Itself in all forms? If existence is expression then existence is also non-expression in non-form.

Space, as a metaphor, captures form and formless, as well as expression and non-expression. Existence is before expression or non-expression.The Un-manifest is ultimate existence even before the formless. The Un-manifest would be ‘before’ the metaphor of space as ‘space’. And ‘space’ would be a form of form.

The whole point here is having an emptiness and unconditioned openness as Self, would be the true letting go of structures. Finding nothing here, is the finding. Being openness, is having no opinion, no preference, or resistance to What Is. Evaluating is also not happening here. Seeking is no longer a project. Receiving, is all this space ever does. There is no doing.

The Un-manifest Is Us most deeply. All events and phenomena are always connected to everything else perfectly as there is no ‘other’.  Forms Are really Formless-ness moving through forms. 

Dissolve into that spacious feeling that is always present. Trust the perfection of Beingness. The formless-ness expresses Itself through every form, effortlessly. Be ‘that’ knowingly. It Is always Present.

Love Loves Loving everything and everybody.  Daddy’O

SEEING THE FUNDAMENTAL HOPELESSNESS OF DOING 

There is nothing to do or not do. There is nowhere to go or not go. It Is all Here and Now and complete. To add to ‘that’ is to subtract into limitation. Nothing can be added to ‘It’. Adding anything would strongly suggest an ‘incomplete’ Awareness.

Awareness is the complete picture.  Viewing the complete picture can only be accomplished through Awareness Itself viewing Itself. And the view is limitless as there is no point of view. A ‘point of view’ would limit Awareness. Everything Being Everything Is Everything Being Nothing. Nothingness Is Everything and Everything Is Nothingness. There is no difference. There is no ‘point of view’ per se.

Fundamental hopelessness is believing there is a point of view called ‘me’. This belief is a pawing at an imaginary structure that has no independent existence. What is creating this self of ‘me’ is none other than an imagined idea that is buttressed through repetition and belief.

This ‘me’ is then given jobs and goals that affirm a false self trying to be a ‘better’ false self. Higher Self does not need affirmation. It just Is. The affirming is undermining ‘me’ from Seeing the ‘me’. And there is no ‘me’.

The ‘me’ can seemingly only be ‘doing the doing’. ‘Being’ is not in the me’s wheelhouse. Imagination is not existence.  Because the ‘me’ has no separate existence it has no real independence to act. The ‘doing’ cannot be prescribed to the ‘me’. But the ‘me’ asserts ownership of the ‘doing’ regardless. What the ‘me’ really does is make a claim of ownership after what is ‘done’ is accomplished.

Life Itself does everything but claims nothing. The ‘doer’ is pure fiction.

This is the fundamental hopelessness indigenous to a ‘doer’ aka a ‘me’.

The ‘me’ has no independent nature and thereby has zero control over anything.

Given a deeply felt realization of the hopelessness of ‘me’, we can stop the claiming and doing by the ‘me’. When that activity stops, then the ‘me’ no longer has a false identity that perpetuates misrepresentation and misperception. What is left is what has always been. If there is no thought, who are we?

When there is no point of view of ‘me’ there is nothing to (presumably) stop the flow of Beingness. Any point of view has to be the ‘me’. All points of view and/or no points of view, Is Beingness unobscured.

The un-manifest is also the manifest. The manifest comes from the un-manifest. And not the other way around.

Surrendering the hopelessness of the ‘me’ is the only ‘doing’ that can be done by the ‘me’.

Awareness Is always present in every situation. Surrendering to Awareness is letting go of false identity and an egregious misrepresentation of having any separate view. There is no point of view except Awareness.

There is no hope in Awareness. That would be time-bound. Hope and hopelessness are creations that come and go. What is boundless, timeless, and effortlessly Being Is Us. We Are the Beingness with no stops. Boundlessness abides effortlessly with everything getting done perfectly.

See this Love Loving Loving always Now,  Daddy’O  

STAY HOME IN THE HEART

STAY HOME IN THE HEART

Where do we abide from? In 99% of all our moments, where do we move from?

If we think through the mind exclusively, we can see that we constantly touch back to limitation (mind). We then lose the opportunity to see another dimension that cannot then be accessed by the mind. We may go to our mind so often that we do not even realize that there is another avenue we could be taking. This is a limiting behavior.

Moving from an endpoint like the mind, certainly tells us we limit ourselves through a starting point that is really an endpoint. 

Using the mind is effective when it is in an endpoint situation where an endpoint decision needs to be manifested. But to use the mind to redefine Self as separate and inaccessible, is to misuse our life energy and court an active ignorance.

Feeling yourself as ‘everything seen’ is markedly different than seeing yourself as ‘separate from everything seen’. The difference lies in the proper reference point. Is the reference point unlimited and undefinable or is it limited and definable? Is there a fear of going from a comfortable definable limitation into perhaps an uncomfortable, undefinable and limitless not-knowing?  

Limiting is exclusionary and infinitesimal. It is a mere fraction of an infinity. The comparison is no comparison to the Vastness of the Vastness. 

The Vastness does not have a ‘limiting’ belief. All positions and beliefs are in the Vastness with no effect on the Vastness. There is no putting the Vastness in any position or belief. That would be limiting the unlimited. That would be taking an artificial endpoint and making the Vastness ‘be’ that endpoint e.g. “God is on our side.”  

There are no sides to be on, no positions to take, and no beliefs to bind. These endpoints are not the Prior-ness of Being Being.

The heart space does not do these calculations. When Love hits us, we move from no barriers. The Knowing has no barriers. It Is Love abiding in pure Love, naturally, effortlessly, and consciously.

Staying home in the heart is Love Loving Love. Appropriately there is no other. The ‘other’ appears only in transitory appearances of Consciousness in form while being formless. The ‘other’ is not an opportunity to separate into endpoints but an opportunity to indulge the play of Formless-ness into form.

We Are the formless-ness Seeing the seen while knowing the Knowing of it. Identity is with the limitless heart in its role as Love incarnate, even when using a form.

By pushing for a narrower view, we create a barrier and then a struggle to be right and separate. Again the issue is not Seeing the Formless as our true nature. The identification with an endpoint (mind) prompts a fabrication and maintenance of a false self, taking ridiculous energy to sustain. 

Being is effortlessly Present in all circumstances. The Spaciousness allows the whole charade to play out without being touched. Staying home is staying ‘Here’ in perfect Stillness allowing the movement to arrive and depart. 

The heart space is the starting point of something special that has no starting point. It Is concept-free. Staying home in this spaceless space releases the binding of limited ideas and conclusions and allows a maximum freedom to Be connected to nothing, everything and everyone, effortlessly. We Are ‘that’. Stay home with ‘that’. 

Loving Love Loving, Daddy’O 

When there is perfection in perfection, what is right and what is wrong?

Seemingly, we are compelled to choose sides on an issue. If we don’t choose, perhaps we just don’t care?! ‘That’ is a conclusion we naturally make, given polarities in the appearances that show up in our so-called life.

How could we do nothing and/or not care enough to ‘do’ something that certainly would make us a ‘good person’?! That ‘thought’ is compelling and dramatic and points to the compulsion that we ‘should’ be in control and then start ‘doing’ something appropriate.

What ‘that’ really points to is ‘who’ is in control and who is the ‘doer’. The seriousness of the issue is going to be there. The drama of life always has a compelling nature. There is always a story to tell. And the reaction to the story often defines the character.

However the character of the character is defined, it is not about the character.

When we make it about the character we lose our mooring to infinity. We limit Ourselves. The point is ‘We’ are not the limited character. We are the dreaming of the ‘dream’.

The structures of society are based on ideas and content and not based on Consciousness first and foremost. Thoughts and perceptions are examples of a refraction of Consciousness -a self-imposed limitation. Beliefs take this refraction and compound the importance of ideas over Reality Itself.

This ‘take’ is a significant step in the wrong direction in that separation is amplified creating an us/them dilemma/enigma.

There is no separation in Consciousness. There Is only One Consciousness playing in all the forms and appearances. This perspective cannot yield to separation by going against Itself. It Is all viewpoints, all people, all dreams and nightmares.

It Is to ‘See’ ‘this’ first. There is no ‘doer’. It Is just the ‘doing’ by Life Itself. Again, we do not have a life. Life has Us.

Accepting Life ‘living’ through our vehicles/characters is enough if the acceptance is full and complete. Completion cannot happen when the proverbial ‘space’ is occupied by stridence and insistence on a solitary unyielding view. There is no freedom in this qualified space.

Unconditional Love sets no-one apart. Unconditional Love separates out no-one from anyone else. Unconditional Love is pure Love for the everything-ness of Life. There is no pushing for or against anything, as Life Is everything/everybody always.

Acceptance occurs from the space-less space of whom We Are. Not from the character we play through. The difference is equivalent to the difference between finite and infinite. The fact is that there is nowhere to go (limitation) because We Are everywhere and everything always. What can oppose ‘that’?!

It is never about ‘reaction’. It Is about Being Being ceaselessly in all actions. These actions have no ‘doer’. The river flows freely with no ‘doer’ in sight. It travels to the Ocean to merge again and again. If there was a ‘doer’ the river would stop being a river. The flow just flows.

The ‘All-ness’ of Life is always perfect in the direction It takes. The character has fairy-tale status in decisions in the Vastness of the Vastness. The Vastness Is The All Knowing.

The river is never wrong because it never needs to be right. Love Loves Love for no reason but Love. Be Love effortlessly Now. Daddy’O

STILLNESS IS NOT A QUALITY OF THE MIND 

Stillness can see the mind and it’s incessant activity. Movement is a characteristic of mind. Observation of the mind, by anyone, reveals the superficiality of generating roughly 70,000 thoughts in a day. Are that many thoughts justifiable in transacting life? 

We all know that over-thinking things is common and often generates stress and a mis-use of productive time. The question we inadvertently bump into is “Is mind and thought production the most effective way of transacting our relationship to self and others in the pursuit of living?”

If there is another way, other than through mind and the structures of thoughts building ideas, where can we go to access a more direct ‘knowing’? A ‘direct’ knowing would also obviate the idea of ‘control’ that creates a neediness for ‘more’ thoughts and thinking.

‘Control’, is indeed present in the backdrop of our ‘thinking’, causing us to hold on to our thoughts as well as the imagined self that is presumably holding these thoughts

So, losing the idea of the ‘thinker’ and losing the idea that ‘thoughts’ are the only vehicle for gathering knowledge, we find ourselves pretty empty.

The emptiness is scary for the alleged ‘thinker’. The identification with the over-whelming investment made in the production of thoughts gives us pause when we consider our independence from these structures.

Stillness, silence, emptiness, and no ‘thinker’ is ‘crazy talk’ from the ‘view’ of the mind. Sure enough. But the mind will not go away quietly. It will complain and keep on showing up uninvited. And the mind says that ‘it’ wants to ‘get it’. 

There is no ‘getting it’ for the mind. The mind ‘needs’ to ‘get it’ so it can ‘control’ again and again. Control, the mind, and the thinker are colluding and ‘moving’ together to continue the charade of covering up the Stillness. The Stillness allows everything to be as ‘that’ is Its nature.

Despite all that movement and activity, the Stillness remains untouched. The superficiality of these temporary ‘appearances’ have zero effect on what is eternal and unchanging. Stillness abides effortlessly and eternally.

The mind is happening in Stillness.

To ‘Be’ Stillness is to ‘let’ Stillness. There is no control in ’Stillness’. Stillness Is. If there was ‘control’ in Stillness there would be separation and that wouldn’t be Stillness. Stillness Is everything with no movement required. Stillness allows the perception of movement with Stillness unchanged.

Being Stillness is being effortless. ’Stillness’ and ‘effortless-ness’ define each other yet cannot be adequately defined (by the mind). We Are ‘that’ which is not moving, changing, or effort-ing.

When We can See from the Stillness, nothing is present but Stillness. The appearances come and go in the Stillness. When we view from ‘appearances’ we can only see ‘appearances’. Stillness Sees Itself first and foremost with ‘appearances’ being a form of formlessness. There is only Stillness as seen from Stillness.

Being-ness is Stillness. Our existence is timeless with no start or finish. To have a start/finish is to abide in appearances only. To have ‘effort’ and ‘control’ is to have movement. There is no movement or controller in Stillness. Simple unadorned Being-ness Is abiding always in Us with absolutely no additives. 

This Is Love Loving Love endlessly. We Are ‘that’ and no more and no less.  Live effortlessly with unlimited Love and Stillness.      Daddy’O