1/24/08

Peace

All is well....nothing to do, nothing to be....nothing to become. What you are right now is perfection....where you are is perfect, too. There is no becoming. There is only This, now, being what is....

No need to struggle, to understand, to attain or give up.....just being what you are, now, is enough. More than enough...

You are being breathed, lived....you are Life itself. Nothing belongs to you, you are everything and there isn't anything, and that is what you are as well. All labels and definitions are not true....the truest truth is unspeakable, and you are That.

Resting and moving, knowing and not-knowing, you are beyond all dualities, even beyond your capacity to know, to see, to be. What is beyond everything known and unknown? You are That.

And it's so mind-blowingly simple....always, always, always here...This....YOU....all endeavor, all effort, all need, all want - where are they now?


1/9/08

Unfathomable

In reality there is only the source, dark in itself, making everything shine. Unperceived, it causes perception. Unfelt, it causes feeling. Unthinkable, it causes thought. Non-being, it gives birth to being. It is the immovable background of motion. Once you are there, you are at home everywhere. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


the great Nothingness,
the host of all creation,
untouched, loving all.





1/3/08

It's Okay

When there seems to be a someone - it's okay

When there is pain, suffering - it's okay

When there is wholeness, then it seems to disappear - it's okay

When there is emptiness, hopelessness - it's okay

When "you" come back, after you thought you were gone - it's okay!

These are waves moving in Love....dream-like pictures and vibrations of beingness. It's all so deeply okay. There is nothing to be done about what is. There is only This, This which is the Supreme Okayness, the One, the deepest longing of your heart.

There is no failure, there is no attainment. There is only This. More than okay.



"Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here!"

No, this is not an invitation to hell ;-) It's an invitation to YOU.

Are you hoping to become enlightened? Are you wishing for good health, prosperity, love and happiness in the new year? Are you hoping to get that new job, that new lover, that new look/car/house? Are you looking forward, with apprehension, because you're not sure how to make it happen, to a new and better life ("your" life!) in 2008? If so, I ask you:

Why?

What will these things give you? A "you" that doesn't even exist!?

Happiness and love cannot change anything about you. YOU are already happiness, love, prosperity, peace. YOU are already new in every moment, and yet unchangeable. YOU are the Ultimate, the Everything, the All. Whatever you could possibly hope for is what you are.

Hoping implies wanting something to be different, often in a projected non-existent future. Having things "go your way" is irrelevant to WHAT YOU ARE. What you are is exactly THIS - going "your" way or not - have you noticed? Hope appears in what is, like a raindrop or leaf or dust mote. Hope is only relevant to a seeming separate person. Once that person is seen to be an appearance too, hope has no real power anymore. It is seen that hoping is unnecessary.

Does it mean that wonderful things and good times won't happen? Not at all. Things will change, or they won't, will "work out smoothly" or not. But hope has nothing to do with it. The IS has no reason to hope - total union, completeness, love and nothingness have no need for hope!

And yet, hope happens. No problem! It just doesn't mean what we think it does.
WE are perfect, as what Is, Now. There is nothing that can be added, nothing that can make THIS better.

There is a quote I like, I can't remember from whom, so I'm paraphrasing:

"When all hope is gone, what's left is Love."

Yes. And when all hope is gone, what's left is YOU.