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
In the dream we dream, that the dreaming is being processed through the dreamer. The dreaming is not real. The characters in the dream are equally illusory in their reality and illusory in the reality ‘they’ are in. The purported dreamer is not even real. What is real is the dreaming by the Dreaming.
What is unifying and consistent in dreams, is that there is only one thing going on. And that is the ‘dreaming’. Everything else falls short of ‘Being’. ‘Being’ Is.’Being’ Is regardless of the purported idea of self ‘having’ dreams, characters, events, and/or other phenomena. The ‘Beingness’ that is never static despite It’s inherent stillness, presence, and silence, Is always happening. And at the same time, It Is stillness without change. It Is the aliveness verbing perennially in dreaming or waking states.
It Is ‘Beingness’ that is always being the dreaming, as this ‘Reality’ gives reality it’s reality. The priorness of Being presupposes ‘no change’. The presumed change is presumed. The inviolability of ‘Beingness’, means that Everything/Nothing is untouched by phenomena.
The point here being is that our ‘view’ or ‘location of identity’ is possibly in question.
Location is seemingly determined by thoughts or thinking. The location of thoughts is not in the dream or the mind/body, per se. It is not the dream or the mind/body that witnesses and ‘knows’ thoughts to be ‘thoughts’. This ‘Knowing’ divines the content of the thoughts. Thoughts are peripheral to the ‘Knowing’ and witnessing. Believing we are our thoughts creates a false identity and dis-locates Being from housing everything, to include thoughts. Locating self falsely in the mind/body through identity, is a structural limitation to Being.
The consequence of looking from what we are not is oppositional to looking from what we really are. The ground of Being is not found in an illusion. Seeing the illusion, is the start of repairing the distortion of mis-location of self. The correction of never being the noun of dreamer, doer, thinker, see-er, is changing the location of ‘that’ identity to ‘no identity’. That is, no-identity, Is our true identity. There is no ‘noun’ in Being. There is just ‘Being’ without a stop.
The ‘stopping’, through false identity, does not allow the flow of the verbing, the happening, the existing of life itself, to flow freely. Fixating self on the self, ends up pushing ‘Being’ to flow through essentially clogged space, which fails miserably. To flow, openness not density, is heralded as least obtrusive to Being. Locating as a fixed self is a clear impediment to the effortlessness of Being. ‘That’ mis-location, as illusory self, and the pushing that subsequently occurs, is then condemned to believing the dream to be real.
Beingness never was the dream nor will ever become the static-ness of some noun called a dream. This mis-locating is analogous to a mobile prison. It goes nowhere despite the appearances of change.
Beingness does not ever demonstrate any thought or effort in It’s Becoming. There is no pushing as It Is always Full. That location, is the perennial location of all locations and at the same time, no location. Being nothing Is Being everything.
Falling into Being is close to free falling off a cliff. There is nothing to hold on to. This moving location can be scary if we create an unnecessary location, commonly called ground.
“A colourless screen may assume all colours and thus appear as a person, landscape or building, but never actually becomes any of these. Likewise, I, the light of pure Knowing, vibrate within Myself and, as a result, assume all apparently limited names and forms, without ever actually becoming a limited object, self or world.” -Rupert Spira
Freedom is leaving the idea of a person being the central figure in this waking dreaming, to ‘no person’. It is about no location and/or a seperate person to be. It Is just Being, period. Adding ‘stuff’ to ‘that’ is just irrelevance. The ‘Love’ that is loving, Is pure Beingness loving pure Beingness. Being whom we Are, is Being where we Are -here and now with no other place to go to or to get to. All locations are Mine.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
THE COMFORT OF NOT KNOWING
Resting in the fullness of not knowing is contrary to how we normally posit life. Why wouldn’t we know or at least want to know things? To suggest that we don’t finish our need to know by minimally exploring, is antithetical. It is the bane of any thriving civilization. So we say.
Resting in the fullness of not knowing is, at the same time, relishing uncertainty. Why would we not chase certainty? Is that not a goal of life -to nail down everything so our so-called life can be smooth throughout with a good finish?
And what about reality and such? Are there some things that we can categorically ‘not know’? Or do we behave in a slovenly manner to the thought that everything can be known, cognitively and conceptually?
Our models of prediction and our mathematical algorithms can be predictive of some behavior but the certainty of the future remains largely uncertain. Uncertainty is just too implicit in the structure of the Universe. It’s vastness is ubiquitous. The variables are just too infinite.
Spiritually, we endeavor to ‘know thyself”. It is an age old maxim that is true and at the same time, misleading. Knowing Self is more like knowing that we do not know Self. And we cannot ‘know’ this mystery because ‘this’ is what is seeing and being. It is observation itself without the possibility of going back further. It is a full stop at this point which is no point. What is witnessing and ‘knowing’ everything, is the ‘Knowing’.
And the ‘Knowing’ is not conceptual/cognitive. It ‘Is’.
Normal everyday knowing is putting things into buckets or categories. There are no categories in ‘Knowing’. There is no separation in ‘Knowing’ to need buckets.
All the phenomenal knowledge we have is useless in the pursuit of Truth. The irrelevance is due to the implicit limitation of visceral knowing. Only the ‘Priorness’ can Know the ‘Knowing’ , as ‘Priorness’ has no limitation or ceiling.
The subsequence of ‘knowledge’ has relevance to it’s level of actualization. This actualization cannot be helpful outside it’s arena of relevance. The priorness of Truth is not in the wheelhouse of phenomenal knowledge.
Phenomenal knowledge, used for purposes of identity is extremely problematic. When identity is hijacked by the mental process to create a doer, thinker, believer, owner, or some such ‘noun’, it dumbs down to illusion, separation, and implicit suffering.
Subsequent phenomenal knowledge, underscored by a false need to know, aggrandizes a false and illusory self. Even this illusory self cannot stand unless it is held up by a constant stream of self-thoughts that prop up the illusion. Silence or in other words, no input given to this false self, is immediately problematic to it’s existence. The need for constant affirmation tell-tales it’s falseness.
Contrarily, ’Suchness’ or ‘Priorness’ is full and has no desire or need to be affirmed. The Fullness by It’s nature, fulfills Itself. Effortlessness is the hallmark of ‘Beingness’, ‘Suchness’, or whatever name we want to give to the ‘Priorness’.
All names and all forms are part of all ’That’.
‘Uncertainty’ is what Is certain. To try for certainty is to fight Self with self. This is a battle that self loses every time. The question then becomes, who wants certainty? There is no one there to want ‘certainty’ except illusion. Our self-made illusion wants certainty because ‘illusory certainty’ gives a seeming ‘more’ to false identity.
This doubling down, reinforces the separateness and the owning of reality. Ownership, doership, and a cultish belief, reveal the falseness of non-Being. The structures that we use to create a false reality presume even a false comfort. When challenged, we summarily react with fortitude and defensiveness. Where is the calmness and equanimity? We passed that up like yesterday’s garbage.
Relaxing in the eternal Moment with no future to secure in any way, is the freedom that only is possible by letting go of visceral knowledge and a pining for some certainty. The deepening of relaxation can be instantly experienced when we give up doctrinaire beliefs.
The comfort of not-knowing is certainly something that is often pushed away, far away, from our daily life. Taken as a starting point for any and every Moment, we can immediately see the simplicity in just Being without the need to reinforce ownership, beliefs, and the finality of dead nouns.
“Thought imagines a knower and a known, but experience knows only knowing; thought imagines a lover and a beloved, but experience knows only loving; thought imagines a perceiver and the perceived, but experience knows only perceiving.” -Rupert Spira
‘Being’ is a verb that has no stops at no time. Here, uncertainty is loved and heralded as the basic design and Truth of the Universe. The ‘not knowing’ is essential to know, as knowing too much results in a predictable blocking of ‘Isness’.
Knowing Self is ‘Knowing’ the difference between Self and self. Knowing the difference, is the difference between Truth and comfort versus unreality and suffering.
Love the Love, Daddy’O
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