Less is more when ‘it’ is not polluted with the extraneous. Loading up on dross is inherently counterproductive. The direct and simple designs have an elegance that is immediately preferable to an artificial complexity. Complexity for complexity’s sake is an anathema to efficiency. Efficiency in the utilization of resources has a preference over complexity, especially when going global.
When things are as simple as simple can be without being simpler, then optimalness is reached. The optimum is lost when this simplicity is lost. Adding to the optimum is essentially subtracting from the optimum.
Subtracting by adding the unnecessary, diminishes the whole.
The whole is complete regardless of any belief that ‘thinks’ things will improve through ‘more’ and ‘more’. The sufficiency of the optimum is a conformance with natural law in that there is a mathematical and geometric harmony with a divine proportion e.g. The Golden Mean.
Adding ‘stuff’ to the magnificent harmony of subatomic particles and/or expanding universes, would invariably impair optimalness and effortlessness of these appearances. The indescribable aliveness of the universe is certainly self-sufficient and self-evident, without our adding to it.
In spirituality, adding is subtracting. There is no achievement as everything is already achieved. ‘Achievement’ is denigrating to “What Is” already Present Now.
Belief in the soul-less-ness of trying is making the self-evident a mystery. The desire ‘to know’ drives the addition that is a virtual subtraction.
‘Not knowing’ in the cognitive sense, is the helpfulness in being able to receive the “Knowing” without creating obstacles in the path of no path. Not knowing is the avoidance of making conclusions about anything and everything. Conclusions are end points with no life left in them. They are conceptual and very limiting. Life is unlimited and far from dead.
Accepting the ‘mystery’ is not knowing and not making any conclusions about it. Accepting it is not questioning it’s fullness. It’s fullness is glaringly obvious upon acceptance. The arguing is thinking we know everything to include the ‘unknown’
“The fact that the current situation is present indicates that Awareness has already fully accepted it. It is only an imaginary self that subsequently resists it. In fact, the imaginary separate self comes into apparent existence as that resistance.”- Rupert Spira
The general tendency is to challenge what we do not know. This is good for non-spiritual matters. However, it is problematic spiritually, only because we then deny what is always Present. Seeing what is Present does not require an advance degree in astro-physics. Seeing requires an openness that conclusions absolutely obfuscate Presence.
We are ‘that’ that we are looking for.To keep on looking elsewhare is to chase our ancestral tail without end. ‘Presence’ reveals Presence.
There is nothing to add to Fullness. Fullness Is. The Fullness Is the Priorness that never left our Presence. Seeing the Presence that never left is Seeing Self with no additions from the mind, thought, or sensations. The completeness has always been complete. The discovery is Seeing the Seeing Being Here and Now in every Moment.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
HOW ‘I’ CHANGED THE WORLD
Who is the ‘I’? Is ‘I’ the thinker, the doer, or the receiver? The thinker, the doer, the receiver are dead nouns.
They do not exist except in the story or screenplay we have created to make this movie called “Our Life”. We can replay the movie a million times, but the characters still do not exist outside of the movie. Outside the movie, there are no characters. Even if we want to believe there are characters outside the movie, it does not make the characters any more real.
The thinker, the doer, the receiver are only in a fictional movie, never having any real life or death.
If “Our Life” is just a movie with illusory characters, then there is a start and a stop, a beginning and end, to the movie. The movie is of course in time. But where is ‘time’? Is ‘time’ part of the artificial movie while eternity contains all ‘things’ to include ‘time’? Yes.
But what about the ‘I’? Is the ‘I’ illusory for 7 and one-half billion people? ‘I’ is the imaginary thinker, the imaginary doer, and the imaginary receiver receiving the pleasure and pain, giving drama and pathos to the character. Imagination is not Reality.
The character is analogous to the wearing of a garment. The garment appears to have life only when it is worn by the actor. It is the actor that animates the garment.
Animation makes the world go round. Without animation, there is no life or verb-ing. The garment is a noun. There is an actor but this actor is not a noun. The presumed actor is the constant refreshing of animation. This animation never stops verb-ing or Being. Being is the noun-less actor.
When the garment is taking the identification as the ‘I’, then the cart is in front of the horse (ass-backwards). Life is hard when we engage it ass-backwards. Animation and luminance is not intrinsic to a lifeless garment. Animation and luminance is the verb-ing nature of Self.
Animation is intrinsic to animation Itself. Garments are present only for animation and cannot function well only as a garment. Ergo, the ‘I’ is not in the garment. The garment is in the ‘I’. The ‘I’ is unaffected with or without the garment.
Our common reference to ‘I’ in daily life is too often, exclusionary of animation, reducing our conscious contact to mediating dead objects/nouns. In other words, shiny objects steal the thunder of animation from animation.
“An object exists because we think about it; we don’t think about it because it exists.” -Rupert Spira
‘I’ shifting from being content to the contextual ‘I’, is essentially moving resources from the movie into Reality Itself. The characters are still not shifted out as they were never real at any point. This shifting or choosing to ’See’, is Seeing from the full acceptance of not ‘doing’ or acting from the position of the false thinker, doer, receiver, et al. This ’Seeing’ is essentially never losing sight of “What Is”. It is the’I’ that is prior to everything including garments and other objects. Here, the view changes dramatically.
No longer is there a dumbing down to having shiny objects speak to the false construction of ‘I’. Seeing from the ‘I’ of formlessness, is seeing the futility of embracing temporal forms that have no substance, but rather Seeing the ‘Seeing’ is the permanence of Being the Being without struggle.
Fulfillment in the act of grasping the futile goes nowhere fast. That ‘I’ has a delusionary focus making it hard to see past.
The “I Am” is the face of Emptiness/Formless/Beingness. That ‘I’ Is. That existential ‘I’ Is the animation of 7 and one-half billion garments, Being only Being. ’That’ is changing the world with innate effortlessness. And it is only a shift away from conditioning and identification.
Being the witness ‘I’, is acceptance without reservation and without the need to know ‘things’ as they appear and disappear. Grasping and pushing are the outcomes of conditioning. They are not indigenous to Being. Being is free, beautiful and effortless.
More emptiness is less story and less density. The freshness of animation is completely different moment by moment, It refreshes. When the mind (thought) says “I heard this before”, that is a shiny object with a little camouflage. The ’shift’ will See this and not engage in that undermining thought.
Beingness Is the Priorness to every thing. Seeing the Seeing, Is to ‘See’ from the Fullness. Just this shift, moves the ‘I’ to what is Real from the unreal. The same world we saw before is Now animated without any need for a character to get involved.
There is no story in Beingness, just Beingness. That Is enough. The mind (thought) will be blown and the world becomes second to Being the bright light of Consciousness, first. The same light is available for all 7 and one-half billion of Us. ’This’ ‘I’ can change the world.
Love the Love Daddy’O
DYING TO LIVE
The desperation is unrelenting. Does it have to be so hard? Are there just short vacations between the onslaughts of strife? Is there a happiness that is not concluded with a termination date?
Are we just dying to live?
Are the goal posts moving farther out of reach as we approach? Can anything or anybody save this god- forsaken world? OR is our perspective all wrong?
The testing has been going on a long time without a seeming long-term solution. Dying sometimes appears to be the only relief.
Except, what dies is not the body/mind. What dies is the idea of being the body/mind.
When we so forcefully grab at reality for the ‘seeming self’, we unseemingly get attached/identified with the ‘seeming self’. This has been said and heard by us before. But do we realize that we completely missed the message?!
The pointing is not to the ’seeming self’. The message is to the permanent Self, from the permanent Self.
It is only with the death of the illusory self that real relief can be found. Concurrent with that death, is the complete divestment of our structured debt obligation, we have amassed in creation of this illusory self.
Our belief and conditioning in the illusory self cannot continue to abide , as it is ‘that’ that binds us to the false imprisonment.
The abandonment of the whole structure is necessary in order to be liberated from it’s influence. It’s influence, is our attachment to the thoughts, perceptions, sensations, and unidentified beliefs we recycle daily in our waking/sleeping moments.
All ‘that’ must die to live the aliveness that is always happening with complete freedom. What dies is illusion.
What is it the makes up illusion? Just illusion. Reality was never un-whole. It just appeared that way from a jaundiced view.
The death of an illusion need not be mourned, as it was only a seeming illusion. The Reality never suffers as It’s wholeness is never diminished by illusion. Illusion literally means nothing.
The point is that the starting point does NOT begin with the illusion. The starting point has never changed. The starting point has always been here and Now, as there is nothing else, including time, to say otherwise.
When we abide in the illusory and seeming self, we abide in illusion. This is because we dis-allow the ’Openness’ with our seeming need for following thoughts i.e. identification with thoughts as us.
Openness never pushes. Illusion constantly pushes. Openness is effortless acceptance, while the illusory self requires enormous maintenance as it is not even real.
Full acceptance versus a painful contraction of pushing, clearly distinguishes direction and starting point.
Resting as what is observing the illusion relieves the need to push. Appearances of thoughts, conditioning, memory, and identification are divested from the blind commitment that previously characterized one’s view.
The Openness allows without vetting, all comers and goers. The Openness is unaffected by what is perceived, as it Is the Perceiving only.
The appearances all have a short self-life. Illusions do not even have a shelf-life as they are imposters in time. They have never really existed. Their death was not even a death since they were never really born.
Abiding in a thought-based environment means that we believe in our little opinions, ideas, and predilections. Letting go of all that is necessary because the ‘m’ and ‘y’ in that, is what binds us to the illusion. When we free ourselves from this attachment we can easily accept the “What Is” effortlessly.
“All that is experienced is experience, but there is no independent self that experiences and no independent object, other or world that is experienced. There is just the experiencing of experience, and it is ‘experiencing’ that experiences experience.” -Rupert Spira
The Perceiving, the Openness, freely accepts life without the need to be the arbiter and/or dictator of life. Consciousness Is everything to include the starting and end point, as it is the same.
To live is to die first. What dies, can die. What lives, can’t die. See the effortless permanence that breathes life through us all, always. There is only Openness Perceiving Self. Rest here, watching the characters, appearances, and seeming dramas. This seat is the best seat in the theater.
Live life Here and Now.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
AM I A ‘NOUN’ OR A ‘VERB’?
That’s a peculiar question, but a relevant inquiry. It is peculiar in that we do not think about breaking down language to the point of how it’s use effects us -directly. It is relevant in that the ‘use’ presupposes an elemental framework with profound consequences. Albeit, consequences for a starting point called identity.
An inquiry must take place to properly assess the question. The question-er asks first, ‘who’ am I?
Secondly, the movement to place ‘self’ in the category of the stasis of a ’noun’ or in the constant movement of a ‘verb’, must subsequently fit the choice of the first question.
‘Not’ getting a proper fitting, ‘after’ christening self with a noun or a verb, will compel us to view the question again. If in the first choice, there is the finding of a failure to properly justify our appropriate slot, a ‘redo’ is in order. Given the rigors of the selected slot, it is intellectually commanded, to right an obvious irrational fitment.
If “Who am I”, is answered in the noun affirmative, where is the evidence?
A lifetime of a daily grind of conditioning, has left the clear majority of 7.5 billion people, most probably, in the slot of a ‘noun’. Even that number is not enough justification for noun-ing.
Often, the ‘character’ we most identify with, is still the character with the very specific limited role and accumulative historical narrative, that is ‘real’ in terms of worldly script-writing. As far as ‘true identity’ is concerned, ‘We’ as ‘Fullness’, are certainly ‘not’ just the character in this ‘real’ movie. The character we play is a ‘noun’. However, the ‘Fullness’ is prior to any noun-ing in any role or movie we play in.
This is where the confusion takes place. We do not distinguish the character we play with the ‘no-nouning’ aka ‘verbing’ of whom we really Are. Not distinguishing Self from a seemingly stable ‘noun’ is the mis-identity. The superficial role we play in life is not whom We really Are. There is a certain finality to being a noun, called limitation.
There is no limitation or any boundary in the domain of Nothing/Everything-ness. There is no location or point to find ‘this’ unboundedness, although It Is all points/locations.
If ‘It’ were a noun, then we could find the noun, see the noun, and consider it an ‘object’. No noun-ing is no subject/object. The duality is appearance not the Priorness of infinite potential.
“Be neither the knower nor the known, but rather the knowing of experience, and you will find yourself as everyone and everything.” -Rupert Spira
A ‘noun’ has a finality of finished limitation. Verbing is never finished. Verbing is not setting down as subject/object. Identity is much closer to a verb despite the ‘seeming’ ‘noun-ing’. This type of identity is not stuck in ‘this’ or ‘that’. ‘It’ never settles for any ‘thing’. The nature of Beingness is an aliveness that is refreshing Itself constantly. Becoming a ‘noun’ stops the eternal Becoming.
The ‘aliveness’ is the Now, the Moment in the moment, that accepts the perennial change with Love coming home to the Heart. The ‘aliveness’ is alive because there is no clinging to any ‘thing’ (or noun). It Is free as free can be because there is never any stopping the eternity of Being.
Resting as a ‘noun’ is not resting. It is rusting. Resting as a ‘verb’ is refreshing and rejuvenating as there is nothing to rust.
The boundaries of a ‘noun’ identity are prison-like in that we are compelled to believe something that is not true, resulting in suffering. Being a limited noun traps us in a separate illusory identity compelling us to believe in the limited capacity to transcend the prison of self. The verbing of Beingness has no stops or nouns, thereby making self-imprisonment an impossibility. Beingness has nothing to believe as there is no noun there to have af.
Moreover, the ‘completeness’ of Beingness is not needy in the least ergo, Fullness. In Beingness, there is not even a need for identity, as It just Is. The ‘aliveness’ of no limits and all possibilities result in the Yes, Yes, and Yes of “What Is”.
Love the Love, Daddy’O