2/6/09

Who Am I?


Who am I?

(silence)

Who am I?

(silence)

Who am I?

(silence)

There is no reaction, no response to this question.  There is no reference point for this question.  It has no meaning.  If there were a response, it might be: ?????  Because the question somehow makes no sense.  

What is a "who?"  
What is an "I?"
No response.
Just nothingness, empty space, being...

How did the question even arise?  Who or what asked it?  Does it have any meaning?  Here, now, this thought "who am I?" has the same "impact" as "curtain is half open."  It arises in silent presence and disappears in silent presence, without leaving a trace, without eliciting any response whatsoever...
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No thought or idea can contain what you are.  What you are is indefinable and beyond all concepts.  See that the "keys" to "enlightenment" are also simply what arise....until they don't....perhaps they "serve their purpose" - another idea arising in THIS...

"Who am I?" is just as beautiful and perfect an appearance as making love, or diamonds or dirt....
It, too, is an expression of what cannot be known, that is all. 

Ideas about looking for the "I" are powerful expressions.  And what looks and where does it take place?  Can "you" look "inside?"  Is there an inside or outside of THIS?  If I told you to "look for the scarf," what would happen?  Would you scratch your head and say, "What??" Exactly!  And the same response might happen with "who am I," (the error message is: "does not compute!" ;-))  and there is simply peaceful silent aware-ing....

Don't worry if "who am I?" doesn't seem to "work" for "you."  There is no problem.  There is no one who can ask, and even so, asking does seem to happen!  Whatever arises, it is simply a reflection of the mystery that YOU are, one not better than another...whatever is here, now, is arising perfectly as what is.  If "who am I?" burns "you" up until there is nothing left, or if it has no meaning or "punch" at all - none of this matters to what you really are.  YOU don't need to see that there is no one. YOU ARE the seeing.  And does no one need to see that there is no one??


 

5 comments:

Randall Friend said...

"YOU ARE the seeing. And does no one need to see that there is no one??"

Brilliant, Mary...


love
randall

Mary said...

Hi Randall! Thank you for commenting ;-))

Love,
Mary

Peter said...

"We simply stand open, empty, silent, unknowing and wondrous."

Rupert Spira "The Transparency of Things"

HI Mary, the collection of musings by Rupert are lovely, and this facet of the one gem, "Who Am I", resonates deeply, thank you.

Peter

Mary said...

"We simply stand open, empty, silent, unknowing and wondrous." YES!! Love that. Thank you for sharing this Peter, and for visiting.

Love,
Mary

RB said...

And now comes Mary (who?) word-ing and sound-ing and resonate-ing, a bell ring-ing (who?)the wind (who?) blow-ing, the owl (who?) hoot-ing, a star (who?
) non-exist-ing. So who is M A R Y, ahhhh yes, not not not.

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE...to infinity!