Category Archives: CONSCIOUSNESS

THE ‘KNOWING’ IS NOT KNOWN

The ‘Knowing’ is not a thing that we can stop, put into a genre and then be done with it. It cannot be stopped because it is not a thing that starts. There is no arriving for the ‘Knowing’ because It never stops arriving as the eternal Now.

The boundlessness of the Knowing has the capacity to know all experiences. All experiences happen in the Knowing. All experiences are appearances. The constancy of appearances appearing, is constant change, essentially representing the instability of phenomena. This uncertainty can only be seen when there is a ‘certainty’ of no change.

Without a stability present to represent the inherent change, there cannot be an instability to define as unstable. The stability of formlessness underscores the instability.

What is true can be trusted as not changing. What is ‘not true’ can be trusted to change. ‘True’, being eternally present at all times.

The ‘Knowing’ is not known as phenomena. Phenomena of course would be temporary content. Temporary content appears in the ‘Knowing’. To ‘look’ for the ‘Knowing’ is to make an assumption that ‘It’ can be found and known like some ‘thing’ (or content). Only the Knowing can be ‘Knowing’. Only the Knowing can see the ‘Knowing‘.

Using content to see and/or find the Knowing is futile. This would be tantamount of using a movie to find the address of the producer. It cannot happen.

The Knowing is not known by what is in the space. ‘It’ is the space. To ‘know’ the ‘Knowing’ is to Be the ‘Knowing’ which is always Present, with or without the phenomenal.

Allowing all experiences as equally non-essential, is radical from the point of view of transitory phenomena. When there is no point of view, therein lies freedom. There is no fixing appearances. Who is there to fix appearances? The Oneness Is only the ‘Knowing’ of the Oneness. The appearance of a ‘doer’ is subsumed in the ‘Knowing’. There is no ‘other’.

The Knowing Is the moving eternal Now becoming constantly. ‘It’ cannot be known as ‘It’ has no stops in Being just as infinity has no stops. The depth of the ‘Knowing’ or Awareness cannot be plumbed. There are no dimensions to this transparency of Being. Yet, It Is always present.

There is nothing to ‘fix’ and there is everything to ‘allow’. We Are the ‘Knowing’ first and always. The movie debuts, premiers, and closes just like all phenomena. The screen remains untouched.

The ‘Knowing’ is known through phenomena being present in the non-phenomenal. The empty screen allows everything editing nothing. Be the ‘nothing’ in the ‘Knowing’.

EXPERIENCING JUST EXPERIENCING

The hardest thing is to do nothing. And at the same time ‘it’ is the easiest thing to do. When there is a societal demand to nearly always ‘do’ something rather than ‘do’ nothing, the ‘doing’ becomes a limitation. The ‘just do it’ eliminates the often proper elegance and appropriateness of letting ‘nothingness’ abide.

Doing something most often presupposes a ‘doer’ when in reality, there is no ‘doer’. Doing nothing, in this case, is not a ‘doing’. Here, doing nothing means there is noone to ‘do’ anything. The responsibility of ‘having’ a separate self is operationally eliminated. Thereby what gets done is a matter for Life. Life has no ‘doer’. It just Is.

Life lives through us through ‘experiencing experiencing’. There are no stops Here. To ‘have’ a stop is to have a ‘separate one’. Having a ‘static’ unmoving or stopped experience, is NOT experiencing. The experiencing of experiencing is endless. Attempting to ‘add’ any ‘thing’ to experience is an automatic downgrade to experiencing. There are no stops Here. There is no time Here. It Is all experiencing.

Adding stuff Here means that experiencing is essentially stopping to gawk at ‘what happened’. Experiencing cannot ever really be stopped, except seemingly so. Experiencing Is ‘what Is happening’, always.

The transparency of experiencing is matter-less. There is a transparency that is not colored by any thing. ‘It’ appears to disappear in matter but that is the illusion of matter. There is no illusion to ‘experiencing’.

Experiencing comes with nothing because it needs nothing. Adding to It is a mistake. Again, nothing can be added to It as It Is complete.

Adding something like ‘suffering’ to experiencing is akin to adding an overlay to a very bright projector. At this point, we are projecting some thing we added to the light. The projection is now no longer just light. It is content. Content and more content is not freedom. It is a projection we put on the freedom of pure light. Adding ‘suffering’ is stifling the light.

What Is the light Is the experiencing without any additions of any content. Point being that ‘experiencing’ has nothing to do with suffering or content. Life can only be like It Is. Our projections are the filters we add to the light.

The subtlety of pure experiencing is not the three dimensional movie we are acting in. Experiencing experiencing is watching the movie as we See the light more than the movie. It Is all light experiencing light.

There is no projector, content, person, or position. These are props for light and love to play in. The transparency of experiencing experiencing is finding nothing but light and love. It Is all there Is. It is not about the content. Experiencing experiencing Is boundless transparency permanently full. Be ‘that’ light effortlessly.

THERE IS ONLY EMPTINESS BEING EMPTINESS

‘It’ Is so subtle. There is never any interference from ‘It’. Anything goes. There are no boxes. Pure freedom Is experiencing Itself experiencing. No stops anywhere at any time. This ‘Emptiness’ just Is.

The ‘Knowing’ is the emptiness of Awareness that holds nothing to include a structure. That is the point. It Is just ‘Knowing’.

Emptiness is empty providing a spaceless space for manifestation. The manifestation of people, places, and things, is not the point. Again the point is ‘knowing’ that the emptiness is full even when it is seemingly empty.

The stability of Emptiness has no equal. ‘It’ cannot have an ‘other’, as that would make two different areas of emptiness. Where would the borders be when there cannot be ‘things’ like borders?

Emptiness is still being Emptiness regardless of having content/no content. The direct experience of Emptiness is the fullness of everything while Being nothing. Being ‘nothing’ allows connection to everything. Being ‘nothing’ is not interfering, not justifying, nor allowing or not allowing. It just Is.

The resonance of Emptiness is open unimpeded spaceless and endless oneness.‘That’ is the unimpeded manifestation of and un-manifestation of all things in the timelessness of Now. Even the structure of time has no real back(past) or front (future). It is never not Now.

The ‘permanence’ of Emptiness has no structure as ‘no structure’ is It’s nature. Even this life has no binding structure as demonstrated by It’s evolving unduplicated nature. Each evolution is as different as a snowflake and unique to itself.

The play is by Emptiness and for Emptiness. Emptiness can only be accessed by Emptiness. The character in the play has a narrative for the play. The play needs to be played (but not for the character). We Are the Emptiness always Being the Emptiness. The vastness of Emptiness is always complete. The character is a fictional story-making.

Effortlessly Be this Emptiness Now.

UNCHAIN LOVE

There are no limits to Love. Limiting Love seemingly steals the breadth of infinity. Suggesting a qualification for Love, when It Is all Love, is an improper limitation.

Limiting Love is limiting the unbounded Self. To even suggest that ‘things’ are more important than the space where they appear, is to miss the point of ‘things’. Love holds ‘things’ as It holds everything. ‘It’ holds everything as Itself. There Is no ‘other’ to include ‘space’. Unboundedness is only Unboundedness and ‘that’ is called Love.

There is no dismissing anything nor getting stuck on anything. Even the seeming ‘space’ is loved by Love Itself as ‘it’ Is Itself ultimately.

Seeing Love first, before any forms or preferences, is Seeing without attachment to forms. If there is an attachment, it is an attachment to formless Love Itself. And the attachment to Love is not even an attachment when considering there is noone to have the attachment. Voila, it Is Love Itself free to Be Itself.

Love Loves Love. There is no person to love because It Is only Love. To ‘have’ a person is no make a ‘stop’ for Love. ‘That’ is too much to be added to Love, that would make ‘Love’ a lesser vehicle. Love has no preferences as ‘It’ Is all Love. There is no binding on pure Love.

Ergo, the power of attention can be a determinant on ‘Being’ Love. Attention and/or awareness of Love, is seeing the traditional background as foreground. Love Itself Is the source Awareness that Sees Itself. This is the Love loving Love. Attending to Love is Seeing the unity in the diversity without getting stuck in the diversity. The diversity is a temporary expression of Love. Love does not change, unlike diversity. Love Is the unchanging background as well as the seeming and changing foreground.

Distinctions are not present in Love. When ‘stuck’ in the foreground of ‘things’ at the expense of ‘Everything’, a shift to the comfortable emptiness of ‘Nothingness’ finds this Love that is unbounded. This shift to the uncluttered background, allows clarity to arise as the untouchable Awareness.

Love Is the expression of Awareness Being Awareness. This subtleness Is Love unchained. The spaciousness of Self has no stops for any ‘thing’ as It Is all things ultimately. To make a stop is to make a stop for illusion. It would be an illusion, as Reality can only be Reality, in Love. Love that is in Love with Itself, with no other gods to worship or stop for, Is pure Love.

Unchain the heart that is bound by things. There is no binding in ‘Love’, ever. Everything Is Love first.

BEING AWARE OF ‘WHAT’ IS BEING AWARE

Pure space is entirely aware with and/or without contents. It is never an effort to find space. Ergo, it is never an effort to find Awareness. Space is usually not a ‘thing’ that we find. Space is somethng we can see but not normally do we register it as a ‘thing’.

Awareness is naturally present. Awareness is certainly not a thing we can find with mind or other instrumentation. For purposes of illustration, Awareness/space will be used interchangeably but only for illustrative purposes.

There is no ‘I’, that is associated with the small self, to be present in Awareness. The character we play, can never ‘have’ Awareness. Awareness will be present with the character just as illusion is present within Awareness. The character (or illusion) has no control over Awareness.

To place the ‘I’ in the character, as the ‘I’ that has Awareness, is to give illusion, authority over Awareness. That is to say, there is no ‘I’ experiencing Awareness but then to still say so in practice, is to thoroughly abide in illusion.

Re-upping for illusion will always keep one locked down in illusion. This step is preliminary and yet must be seen clearly to avoid stasis in evolution. The character can never be more than an illusion trying not to be an illusion. Do not reenlist illusion.

Again, there is no ‘I’ experiencing Awareness, ever.

Secondly, Awareness is being aware of what is ‘knowing’ of all experiencing. This sentence is speaking with the ‘space’ of ‘no thing’ and before/after the presentation of any ‘thing’. The ‘thing’ is never about the Awareness. Hooking in and getting lost in ‘things’ is an attraction to ‘things’ over ‘Awareness’.

Being aware of being Aware basically is a choice of Seeing the emptiness of a non-thing (called Awareness) over getting reactive and concerned with the content of temporary appearances. The appearances of ‘things’ are temporary/secondary to the space-like Knowing, which is primary/permanent and yet has no thing-ness-like qualities.

Practically speaking, when the appearance of thinking occurs, it is thoughts typically showing up with a very narrow view that will be unconsciously espoused by the character. This ‘view’ becomes the theater of a small character clothed with rampant conditioning and narcissism, guiding decisions. The thoughts, are seemingly coming out of nowehere, they are grabbed, declared ‘mine’, and then taken to be acted upon. The view narrows over time.

The ‘doing’ of the above by the ‘me’ is a doubling down on establishing illusion as primary. If unplesant thoughts come, they do not belong to an ‘anyone’. Assignment does not need to be given.

See from the Knowing to ‘know’ the Knowing. Molesting things called thoughts only results in a perseveration on thoughts. Considering 70,000 thoughts in an average day, the task of editing all that, is really a lot of work to manage. This is especially true when most thoughts have more irrelevance than not.

Be bold. Let go of tasking thoughts like cattle into trucks. The utility of thoughts is to use them only when necessary. Beingness does not ever need to be displaced by a mere ‘thing’ called a thought. The greater vehicle is the spaciousness of everything being Everything. Limited thought cannot see this far.

Formlessness is before physicality. Being Aware of ‘what’ Is Being Aware is Everything. This ‘what’ is the ‘what’ before the landing of any content. This is Seeing the Formless first, always.

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‘HERE’ NEVER MOVED

What Is ‘here’ is not a ‘what’. ‘It’ just Is. The ‘here’ that is here cannot leave, ever. It is the ‘here’ or backdrop to all appearances.

The mind and it’s chatter, is a ‘what’. The mind (or thinking) is an object pretending to be the subject. This pretense is problematic. The tool has become the master craftsman. This is the problem of making the mind the subject rather than the object. Or in other words, reversing the background for the foreground.

‘Here’ Is primary. ‘Here’ is essentially the stable foreground not the seeming background. ‘Here’ (thereby) does not move. Appearances like thought and thinking, come and go, while ‘here’ remains unmoving. The seniority lies with ‘here’. Objects like sensations, thoughts, and/or feelings are secondary and not primary.

‘Nothing’ can be added to make ‘Us’ better. This statement tells us who we ‘are’ i.e. the unchanging. In most cases, we essentially want to improve the instability of ‘instability’. And the nature of instability is instability. Nothingness has by it’s permanent nature -stability. Being ‘here’ Is fullness. There is no getting ‘here’. ‘It’ Is always ‘here’.

What Is stable is the true foreground of Being Being ‘here’ and timelessly Now. There is nothing to improve ‘here’. The foreground of ‘here’ cannot be changed.

Moreover, the appearance of a foreground/background is just another appearance. Ultimately, there Is only ‘here’. ‘Here’ Is prima facie with no division into foreground nor background.

The density of creating anything to include a ‘self’ is a density of unstable ‘things’. The freedom of ‘here’, has by it’s nature, perennial freedom, before any birth or death of a ‘thing’.

‘Here’ never moves. There is no ‘what’ in ‘here’. It Is just ‘here’. Engaging a ‘someone’ is engaging a thing that can gain/lose consciousness. ‘Here’ Is conscious Awareness.

Whom We Are is ‘here’ formlessly being everything.

LEAVE THE EMPTINESS EMPTY

If there is nothing ‘to do’ then what does the unnecessary activity of ‘doing’ do? Emptiness stops the slide ‘to controlling’ what ‘cannot be controlled’. The ‘doing’ creates a ‘doer’. Contrary to Emptiness, the ‘doer’ separates into an ‘idea’ of self doing. This ‘idea’ is reinforced through a constant repetition as the ‘me’. Now the ‘me’ is in seeming control and won’t let go of a created ‘me’.

What gets occluded in the process is the Emptiness. What gets amped up is an illusory ‘me’. Getting back to the forever of Emptiness cannot be an effort. It is a non-doing. Emptiness does not need to be resuscitated. It always Is.

Being aware of Awareness is Being the Emptiness effortlessly. ‘This’ can never leave as ‘It’ Is not an appearance. The subtleness of Emptiness is an extreme non-doing. ‘It’ is the easiest non-thing to occlude precisely because It is a non-thing.

However, the seeming occlusion cannot touch the inviolability of what has no beginning nor end. We can test this out using the presence of awareness. Awareness is subtly present. What would happen if we ‘try’ to push away Awareness? Can it be done? Can our ‘doing’ do it away? Of course not. Our Awareness tells us that immediately. The above process is an affirmation of Awareness.

The ‘doing’ of a ‘doer mind’ cannot touch or impact the Awareness/Emptiness. What comes and goes is only a fleeting sensation. The seeming overlay of the mind is clearly not the unmoving Reality underpinning the changing change. All change relies on the stability of groundless ground.

There is only one decision to make. That being the change or being the unchangeable. Locking down on what invariably changes has inherent instability despite its seeming importance. Even the inherent instability is still dependent on the groundless ground for its sustenance. Furthermore, the seeming ‘importance’ of the temporary, is undermined by its own nature of temporariness.

Being the unchangeable is accessing what is already present. Any ‘doing’ would be an immediate undermining of Beingness. The ‘space’ does not need objects/things. However, objects and things require space ‘to Be’.

Identifying with an object-based self is Self-defeating. Putting object before Self is discounting and/or eliminating the space that gives objects their appearance. Reality or effortless Being, Is Present before and after any birth or death of objects to include our bodies. We Are what animates our bodies.

There is no separate ‘me’. ‘This’ is only Emptiness. An appearance of ‘me’ can be seen as a vehicle that comes and goes but has no permanence nor identity with whom I Am. Whom I Am Is the Emptiness unoccluded by any thing.

The constant releasing of the temporary, keeps the spaceless space uncluttered and unbounded. This Is the freedom to Be. This Is unconditioned Love/Happiness. Be ‘That’ effortlessly. Spaceless Space Is us.

THERE IS NO APPEARANCE TO ‘THIS’

‘It’ Is so subtle. The subtlety is an empty spaceless knowing prior to all the thickness of thoughts, ideas, projections, past events, and sensations. The definition of ‘It’ is not any definition. It Is the losing of definition that defines ‘It’.

Definitions would limit the unlimited. Being a ‘thing’ would make ‘It’ a creation. Creations are temporary appearances in time. Time is a construct indigenous to dreaming the dream and/or acting in the movie. Time only exists in the dream/movie.

The timelessness and pricelessness of Love and Happiness knows that there is no one ‘to be’ except the One that has no other. This Is implicit. This ‘knowing’ is found in the unfettered Silence. Having a ‘someone’ is having some ‘thing’. There is no ‘having’ by any ‘thing’ to include a ‘someone’. It Is just ‘This’. To create an ‘other’ is to see from an endpoint; and not from the location-less ‘source’. All appearances to include an ‘other’ have a short shelf life. An ‘other’ and it’s view are time-based illusions in an illusory construct.

Silence tells Us everything by saying nothing. The Nothingness points Us to Us without adding anything. Finding ‘nothing’ finds the subtlety of everything Being Present but with no physical presence that needs to be invested in. The physical appearance is acknowledged as a temporariness of abiding structures where unfettered Beingness confidently plays (leela). Even the seeming physical appearances are emptiness in disguise. Ultimately emptiness Is just emptiness despite appearances.

Appearances Are just ‘This’. Ego wants things on its own terms. When the illusion is operational as ego, it is a layering of thickness of illusion. It does not count more if there is more illusion. All illusion must be seen as disposable. That is, not to be consumed. Believing it, holding it, and living from it, begets more illusion. There is no appearance to ‘This’. Illusion doesn’t have to disappear because it never really ‘was’.

Thinking we are the thickness of self is believing in appearances. Again, there is no appearance to ‘This’. It Is Present without fanfare. There is no reaching for It. Reaching is pushing for something that has always been Here. To ‘do’ Being is to make an effort. Making an effort is leaving our natural Beingness. Adding to Nothingness is a movement away from our true nature.

There is an ‘Isness’ about ‘It’. ‘This’ Is ‘It’. ‘It’ Is deeply Present in Everything as ‘It’ ‘Is’ Everything. And there Is only ‘This’.

THERE IS NOTHING TO BECOME

Why would there be? The movie ‘we’ are in has its own conclusion. All the characters in the movie give spice to ‘it’ while only being a movie. The movie is an imitation of Life. It is not Life Itself solely as the movie. Life is not quantifiable as a simple contracted movie.

The movie is not nor can be the vastness of Self. The frames are too small. The movie is a mere illustration and a guide to Seeing the Being from the loss of all limitations.

The limitations of the movie are there to be transcended. They are NOT there to be a restrictive cap. Bowing to limitations results in a dumbing down to an identity that is faux and incomplete. The identity in the movie is best played by ‘no’ identity, whereupon the lifting of this veil, a natural arising of unlimited Self effortlessly occurs playing the character.

This is the point of being in the movie. The movie is not meant to aggrandize the character. Transcending the movie is the point. The character does not even have to ‘win’ to be effective. If every character in the movie was to ‘win’, what kind of pathos would the movie have?

In Life, as in the movie, there are always winners and losers. It is how ‘You’ win and how ‘You’ lose that matters most. The nature of the movie is always temporary. There is a very clear start and very clear finish. What is not so clear is that ‘it’ is a temporary movie. To take the movie ‘too seriously’, is to get lost in something that is not Reality. The character often becomes convinced that he/she ‘is’ the character. This position is at the expense of the movie and the real actor.

The characters are not real, ever. Whether there is a movie or not, the ‘Absolute You’ always remains as the ‘Absolute You’. Our so-called life called this movie is not what Life Is about. Life Is living through the character and not from the character. The character must be played from ‘nothingness’ as only ‘nothingness’ can be empty enough to allow a full-throated character to appear (unmolested).

Suffering a character is a false identity even in a movie. The view of a character is not the only view of the movie nor the non-view of Nothingness. ‘Having’ a view by the character is useful in order to play the character as scripted. To ‘Be’ is beyond the character played. The actor’s true identity is the ultimate director/producer. Ergo, there is Nothing to Become. The actor is already done. The character is already scripted.

No interference from the character is expected when the acting job is not in play. For the character to object to the director even in the movie, is a breach of propriety for the character. To complain about the movie to the director flies in the face of the agreement to be in the movie by the actor playing the character. The actor can never forget that she is not the character in the movie.

The character has no say-so about the movie. The character is fictional from start to finish. Who is the me that wants things different in Life? It has to be the fictional character. Who is watching the movie? Who is watching the movie Is Us.

There is nothing to become as ‘It’ Is already HERE. ‘What Is’ is what knows my experience in the movie, before and after the movie. Letting go of the character and the movie and the experience Is pure Beingness Being. Emptiness Is full of Being the everything of nothing. Holding on to any character, good or bad, is not the point. There is no holding any ‘thing’.

This Is the freedom to Be that is before things, ideas, and roles we play. Openness is the receiving of all ‘that’ and the letting go of all ‘that’ constantly. Be the ‘receiving letting go’. That Is the role of the best actor. Being free in every Moment Is Becoming.

SPIRITUALITY IS AN ILLUSION

There is no ‘path’ because it Is all Now. The answers are always Here Now. There is nowhere to go ‘to’ as there is no ‘to’ to go to. When everything is Everything are there any real differences? The ‘two’ that appears is only the ‘One’ hiding in plain sight. Temporary seemingly separate appearances are only reflections of the ‘One’.

There is no action needed in just Being. If Beingness has no ‘doer’ who is doing the doing? The illusion of ‘us’ being the ‘doer’ doing is a seeming stopping of Being. Being cannot be stopped but the illusions will still give consideration to all that.

As far as actions are concerned, what ‘reality’ is operating? Is our reality illusory? Actions taken in an illlusory reality have an unstable outcome relative to specious desires for happiness. The illusory future goal of happiness/contentment is never really fully met. Here the goal posts are moved time and again as the lack of sufficiency is soon heralded upon the completion of a goal. Again and again. The future has no future.

The above scenario is based on actions for the future self, not Presence. There Is no waiting in Presence. The ‘immediacy’ of Presence never changes. To ‘wait’ is to leave the naturalness of Presence. Presence cannot be stopped except seemingly so. The illusion of future commands a ‘doing’. The ‘Now’ says otherwise.

The urgency of the future creates a rushing energy that further separates ‘Us’ due to the space being collapsed and seemingly truncated. The ‘rushing’ appears to fracture and collapse the openness and freedom of spaceless space. Living in the illusion of a future has a direct cost to Presence.

Experiencing is complete without any ‘experiencer’. The flow of experiencing never stops, period. The movement of Beingness never stops to ponder an experience. Experiences are clearly for the separate self alone.

‘Looking’ for a change is a direct resistance to ‘What Is’. By ‘looking’, we essentially say ‘no’ to reality, losing the yes-ness of acceptance.

Spirituality is an illusion. The attempt to change what Is to what isn’t, isn’t acceptance. Resistance to ‘This’ does not feel right because trading ‘up’ when there is no ‘up’ or ‘down’, references empty ideas and positions versus an unboxed Reality. To ‘have’ spirituality is a stopping of Life Itself to have and hold a box full of spirituality.

Nisargadatta -“Happiness is where ‘I’ isn’t.”

Happiness, true happiness that does not waver, is a universal connection for all beings. We Are the happiness we were looking for. This Is ‘It’. Letting happiness have us without reservations is an effortless letting go of every thing.

Nothing is needed Now to ‘Be’ ‘That’. Losing the ‘trying’ of a seeming spirituality is seeing the Seeing.