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
Awareness is before, or prior to, any ‘thing’ or object.
Looking for objects by an ‘object’ called the ‘mind’, can only result in the mind having limited ability to search only for objects. It, mind, is within its capacity and lane, to do this type of search.Therein lies its limitation. Objects can find only objects. Objects are locked in their capacity as ‘object’, to only be able to find other objects. Mind is an object.
These are clear limitations for the mind. It is not a stretch to find other objects, like thoughts, sensations, or perceptions, to be divined by the mind. This apparent finding, the low ceiling of the mind, is not arguable when met with more demanding examples like Awareness. Awareness is a problem for the mind given its non-thing status.
Paradoxes, often represent two different suppositions in one word, for example, the “Tao”. Paradoxical words hit the limits of clear understanding by the limitation of concepts defining non-concepts. The definitions are always interpretive and murky due to these understandings not being simple objects like a cup of coffee or a donut. Awareness is also a paradox.
However, there is a problem. There is a common belief and practice that walks past this obvious limitation of ‘objectification’. This false belief inappropriately expands the limited range of objects to define ‘non-objects’. This is an obvious breach of capacity/ability.
It is often assumed that the above, searching and pursuing of objects chasing objects, can be applied to non-objects. Non-objects are non-things that have no limitation. Non-things are not objects. Non-things cannot be found by other objects like a ‘mind’.
The unchallenged practices of minds looking for objects is so conditioned as correct, it becomes an automatic assumption that inappropriately broadens the scope of competence to searching for non-things. When there is no discrimination as to the status of object or non-object, the results beckon failure, consistently, especially in regards to non-things/non-objects. Non-objects can NEVER be found by objects. There is no capacity for an object to transcend its built-in limitation as a ‘thing’ or a noun, to include the mind, which is a bundle of thoughts.
What to do? Nothing! Nothing can be ‘done’. It is not a ‘doing’. And there is no ’doer’ to do it. In other words, the mind cannot ‘do’ the task of finding ‘Awareness’. “Awareness’ is clearly a ‘non-thing’ and not an object. Awareness is a verb-ing happening as Knowing. A ‘doer’ is a noun (object) that is an abstract creation i.e. an illusion.
The tools needed to get the job done are only contained in Awareness. Awareness is not a thing. Only Awareness has awareness of Awareness. Finding Awareness with Awareness is the right tool. Except there really is no finding. ‘It’ can just be overlooked by the mind. Awareness is so Present It is eternally there. Awareness can find objects but objects cannot find Awareness.
‘What is looking’ is what we are looking for. There is no noun or object or thing in the verb of ‘looking’. Awareness Is. The aliveness of Awareness never stops else the verb becomes a noun. Additionally, language starts to get in the way as language is a thing/object.
What Is Present is never found, as it was never lost. Additionally Awareness never started or stopped. Awareness is indigenous to timelessness.
The domain of the mind is thinking in the linear substrate of finite time. The mind is a collective of thoughts. The quantity and ferocity of thought and the ceiling of thinking, obscures the obviousness of Awareness. Ergo, divestment of excessive reliance on thinking, facilitates openings for the field of Awareness to be Seen.
The false ‘me’ is an overt contraction. It chews up resources like a black hole (excessive gravitational pull). The buttressing of the false me uses repetitive thinking to support its cause.
Additionally, Awareness has the depth of continual existence versus episodic experience. There is an absolute permanence to Awareness, whereas contrarily, even profound experiences are fleeting. However, Awareness can be experienced, with the understanding that ‘that experience’ has no lasting permanence. Awareness is the definition of permanence.
The dependence on thought alone, coupled with a conditioned identity with thought, creates imaginary self, and attachment to body-mind, separating us from Us. This results in a denial of Consciousness /Awareness as our first source. Conversely, the noun called ‘matter’ which actually arrives subsequently, is the fraud that we buy every day to build an imaginary world.
Objects are not the starting point nor the endpoint
“I, Awareness, can never be seen or known as an object, and yet all thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions shine with My light alone.” -Rupert Spira
Awareness is object-less. With that proviso, Awareness can be accessed by the ‘letting’ of the contemporaneous existence of the object-less-ness of Self Now (Satchitananda -Being/Awareness/loving the existence) to abide effortlessly. There is nothing to do. There is nothing to understand. There is no-one to understand. It Is the “What Is”.
Love the Love , Daddy’O