4/10/09

Along For the Ride


We're told that there is nothing to do about Enlightenment, Liberation, Awakening, etc.
We're told that there is no one to do anything about it, 
because there is no one separate from what is.

Sometimes it is suggested that as long as there is a belief that there is a separate person here, we might as well look for that person
in order to really see once and for all that there is no one...

All of this is valid communication, but it all eventually comes back to this:
Who is going to do or not do anything?
You can be told all day to look, look, look for the separate person, but will it happen? No guarantee.  
You can be told that all there is is THIS, but will there be understanding?  In fact, none of us understands THIS - it's total free-fall!  There is no understanding, there is just Being...the minute we think we know something, we're playing in the story of "me." (and there is nothing wrong with that at all)

In the story, anything can happen.  Looking can happen, resonance, Liberation that strikes like a lightning bolt, a gradual falling away of the "me."  But it's all story and not significant.  It's like the myriad colors of flowers, each one unique in appearance, but in essence the same thing.  

What happens in the story is not what THIS is about.  THIS is what the story happens in.  And that is what we are.  So "you" cannot choose to do nothing, to surrender or to investigate the "I."  These things will happen or they won't.  Let's watch!  The river is constantly moving toward the ocean, it doesn't "choose" to, it's just the way, Life Itself.  

Life Itself is appearing as a story of "you."  The story goes on (seemingly, nothing is really happening), all the while what is searched for already IS.  How could it be any other way?  All the beliefs that go with the story are part of the play of Beingness and just because there is a belief in separation and convincing appearances doesn't make it true.  Nothing is true.  There is only THIS, only YOU.  The little "you" is along for the ride - a dream character, delighted in!

 "You" will continue to search until "you" don't.  But there is nothing to worry about because you cannot fail to BE WHAT YOU ARE, which is the ALL, the One, Beingness itself!  There is only success!  IT IS DONE.

And the story goes on.... until ???    ;-))


3 comments:

RB said...

Bravo Mary! This resonated and tugged at my heart.

TY friend.

Julian Parker said...

You never seem to miss the mark, which, when you think of the limitation of words, is remarkable. Everytime you write it seems to take me closer to something, though I know I cannot get closer than I AM. Whatever it is I am taking in and at whatever level, something inside me seems to say, yes, yes, that's it - every time.

Mary said...

Thank you, Julian. So glad that the words resonate.. I guess we could call it something like "recognition." YOU delighting in/as YOU !!

Love,
Mary