Every goal, every dream you've had or worked toward...
Every moment that you anticipated with excited impatience,
expecting a delight...
Every time you did your best to love, to forgive, to "be a better person"...
Every beautiful sight, sound, or touch you've experienced...all of it..
Is WHAT YOU ARE
All the progress you've made....simply to arrive nowhere, to realize that you are that which you seek, more alive and precious than anything a mind could imagine...
You are THAT, you are HERE, you are NOW...
There is absolutely nothing to do, nowhere to go....you can only be YOU, you cannot be anything or anywhere else.
There is nothing better than THIS! There is nothing better than YOU, here, right now.
It's all just here - nowhere else, no other time - now, now now....YOU. This is It.
Before the next breath, YOU are here. Before the next thought, YOU are here. In order to even seek, YOU must be present. See that the search for your own True Self cannot even occur without the presence of your own True Self! There is no way out of This - you can't "move" in thought or action without bumping into YOURSELF....what a relief! You are home....home is you.....and not in some "future" time when "something" happens. No, you are THAT, right now, only now.
Did you remember to grow the nail on your index finger today?
Did you remember to spin the earth on its axis so that the sun would appear in the morning?
Did you make sure to breathe last night while you were sleeping?
What woke you up this morning?
Did you "decide" to move your hand just now, to look at some part of the room, or rub your nose? Or did those things just "happen?"
It might be hard to hear, but "you" are not required at all, for this living to take place....Let me repeat: the separate person is not needed for the "life" to continue, and to function very well, I might add. Aliveness doesn't need "you." Bang! Freedom!
You are not controlling this "life" that is happening. Aliveness IS, that is all...the separate person is simply another lovely appearance in This....this "you" is just a concept! A bunch of thoughts, sensations! An idea! Stop for a second and let that sink in. You are not the doer. (Yes, things seemingly get done....but not by "you" or "me," my friend! ;-)) There simply is no doer here...and nothing is getting done anywhere....there is only Is-ing, Be-ing....in which ideas like "I am a separate person with control" arise... See how unreal it all is?
This "you" is an appearance....like that autumn leaf floating to the ground....like that empty can of soda on the sidewalk...like that kiss that your partner gave you this morning...there is nothing special about "you" at all. The "me" concept is not somehow superior to the "moon" concept. And this is very, very good news!
This is the FREEDOM that you ARE. No need to mourn the "separate me"....it is actually just unconditional Love like every"thing" else, enjoyed and delighted in as the One Self! It's all good!
This I AM is unfathomable spacious openness....empty and yet, welcoming...somehow embracing all that appears and doesn't.
Appearances...well, they appear....that is all! It's what seemingly happens. No power to "do" anything....they are simply the kaleidoscopic reflections of I AM....they have no substance, are made of Nothing(ness). Let's not even call them "they," because there is only I AM, WHAT IS, Is-ing.
So beautifully ordinary, nothing special here....a seeming "happening" occurs, seems to split what is un-split-able into a dream of real "things" and "people."
This dream....it is LOVE. It is not the enemy of I AM.....there are not "good" appearances and "bad" appearances....the dream is not a hindrance to Being, can't hide anything, can't "displease" the Oneness ! How could it?