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
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
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
It Is the undefinable Awareness that Knows and Sees everything as It Is everything everywhere. There is no separation no matter how much is pretended or believed otherwise. Everything everywhere always occurs in the Everything of Being-ness.
Love the Love, Daddy’O