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THE ‘PERSON’ IS EXPERIENCE COMING AND GOING

THE ‘PERSON’ IS EXPERIENCE COMING AND GOING

The idea of a person is just an idea. Ideas come and go just as the ‘person’ that shows up arriving and departing. There are times when we witness no ideas or ‘persons’ coming or going.

The ‘idea’ of a ‘person’ is merely an idea. When the person or idea is not present then where are we and who are we? When we are immersed in the person then that ’idea’ is what we identify with and act from. 

Seemingly, we reengage as the ‘person’ just like we would reengage with any other ‘idea’. That is, all this happens from the stability of ‘where’? Both the person and the idea do not occupy the space of where all this takes place 100 % of the time. Yes? The question then becomes where is the ‘where’ where everything (person/ideas) move in and out of?

It cannot be the person or idea since these moving objects have no sustenance. They show up when they show up. But they do not sustain. Where is the sustenance or the platform for their arising/falling?

Believing an idea and/or believing in personhood is mere belief untested. There is no ‘real’ person or any permanent idea with any permanence. These concepts are manufactured things. There is no life here. The life that is witnessed is formless animating form. To consider ‘form’ a person is to erringly overlook the movement that is animating the form. Drugging ourselves with beliefs does not make personhood more important than the reality animating it.

The person/form has life animating it. The person/form is not life itself. This distinction is commonly overlooked and distorted resulting in the ‘form’ having more significance than the substantive formless-ness that is life Itself.   

As far as ‘experiencing’ is concerned, we err here as well, vaunting the static-ness of experience over experiencing. Experience belongs to the temporal nature of a ‘person’. Experiencing belongs to no-one as there is no-one ‘experiencing’ except ‘experiencing’.

Life does not need an ‘experiencer’. It is too much of a stop. Life is happening without a need for a stop or ‘what happened’. The perfection of life living has no need to Monday morning quarterback to figure out improvements. Perfection is without a need to correct. Additionally It Is always Now, a timeless Now. When would you go back when there is no time in the Vastness of “What Is”? 

The ‘person’ is analogous to ‘experience’.  Nothingness is analogous to ‘experiencing’. Ideas are things with built-in limitations. What is ‘real’ and what is ‘life’ has no limitations. ’That’ formless-ness experiencing is formless-ness. The appearances are formless-ness appearing as form. 

Ultimately there is nothing but formless-ness. Ultimately there is no where to stop despite the appearance of a person or an idea. There is no experience to be had. It is only experiencing experiencing ad infinitum. 

Love all and serve all. There is no ‘other’ experience.  

EXPERIENCING IS NOT THE EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCING IS NOT THE EXPERIENCE

What is ‘experiencing’  is not what is ‘experienced’. These are two different realms. Not losing sight of ‘experiencing’ while at the same time having the ‘experience’, is staying in everything. However, if there is a switch to ‘experience’ (noun) over ‘experiencing’ (verb), this  preference, essentially butts out ‘experiencing’. Too much liking of the experience will result in ‘having’ the experience and being ‘taken’ by the experience. 

The outcome of misplacing identification to ‘experience’, is ‘this’ thing called forgetting. Forgetting the ‘experiencing’ is forgetting true identity for false identity. 

The perseveration of occluding our True Nature countless times during our day, results in a separation and an unfamiliarity with Self. A fictitious self arises, made up of repetition, memory, imagination, and time. Triggering these elements creates a conspiracy of self that has no reality. It is so convincing ‘we’ often never find out we were operating our lives from the fictional section of our personal library.

On the other hand, the repetition of ideas, the creation of imaginary self, and the belief in the element of time, never were part of ‘experiencing’. Timelessness, emptiness, and unacquired knowledge are the parts of ‘experiencing’ that never change or disappear. ‘Experiencing’ attaches Itself to nothing while at the same time Being everything.

Breaking down the artificial distancing from Self can be illustrated by a couple of examples.

Not knowing some thing or some memory can get us lost in pursuit of information that can easily cause us to flip the switch completely to ‘experience’ mode. This is a trivial example yet it often results in an undesired separation from our True Nature. 

Not remembering what I thought I should remember and then getting lost in trying to remember, to the full exclusion of ‘experiencing’, happens frequently enough. That is the ‘experience’ overriding ‘experiencing’. ‘Experiencing’ does not get concerned about not remembering. ‘Experiencing’ has no need to remember. 

When you ‘Know’ you are ‘experiencing’ first and always, you don’t walk that off and go exclusively to the ‘experience’. The ‘experience’ is always limited.

The trickery of the mind convinces itself to trade the ‘experiencing’ for pursuit of the ‘experience’. Bad trade, especially when no trade is necessary.

‘Experiencing’ never leaves yet has everything and more. ‘Experience’ alone is missing the point of ‘experience’. ‘Experience’ is nothing to hold captive or pursue exclusively. It is the play of Consciousness. ‘Experiencing’ holds nothing yet is aware deeply of everything. When we realize there is nothing to capture we relax in the awareness of just ‘experiencing’.

Another example. ‘Having an epiphany’ turns out to ‘not having an epiphany’. The epiphany, by ‘having’, is no longer an epiphany except in the past tense (time-based). The epiphany doesn’t last. What lasts is ‘experiencing’-staying in ‘experiencing’ as ‘experiencing’. The epiphany then doesn’t matter because ‘that’ is an event in time (that is over).

What matters is ‘What Is’ and that Is ‘experiencing’. Everything after that is to be let go as unnecessary fodder often used to create some illusory and unnecessary piece of identity.

We are always Knowing we are only the ‘experiencing’.

‘Experiencing’ makes no stops. It is just ‘experiencing’. Stopping anywhere for anything would seemingly interfere with the purity of experiencing ‘experiencing’.

Experiencing ‘experiencing’ Is the Fullness. When ‘It’ Is all Here where else could we go?!