6/6/09

There Is No Other


We think that the "other" is having a different experience than we are.  We assume that they experience their own "I AM," and that it is emanating "over there," while ours is "here."

But see that the "other" is simply another appearance to what we are.  An appearance to This, here.  We could say that "they" don't exist as separate from us, because they only exist as a perception in "here," and the perceiving is what we are.  "We" experience "them" as having their own experiences, but that is just an idea which arises during the experiencing of "ourselves and them!"  ;-))  All of it is Oneness being Oneness.

Anything that seems to be "other" than "you" is an experience that YOU are having of YOURSELF.  Therefore, there is no "I AM" over "there."  There is no "over there," and no "other."  There is just THIS, here, which includes experiencing the "me" and the "other." If we touch something, there is a sensation, a shape is seen, a smell, a sound is heard, etc. But in direct experience, we cannot say that anything exists apart from THIS, right here, because everything that appears, appears to, in, and as THIS.

There is no distance between any seeming "thing" and the perceiving/experiencing of it, which is YOU.  It's all YOU: every sensation, thought, sight, object, color, feeling.  See how experienc-ing is all that is "happening."  

It's kind of crazy!  So many thoughts and assumptions that simply melt in this direct experience.  A table is only how it appears to YOU.  Without YOU to experience it, does it exist?  Same for another "person!"  

There is only one I AM, not different I AMs arising from different "entities."  One I AM.  One Beingness, Oneness.  The simplicity of this truth is stunning.  The complexity of the dream is amazing.
 
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Note: This post was inspired by a video I saw of Rupert Spira.  His mention of "zero distance" really resonated here.  For those who like videos, I recommend his on  http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/.  I haven't seen them all, but I've really enjoyed the ones I've seen.
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5 comments:

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

A complete interview with Rupert Spira (including his story and how he describes oneness) by Conscious TV can be found on youtube by searching: "Rupert Spira 'The Transparency of Things'" or going to this link: http://tinyurl.com/RupertSpira

Mary said...

Thank you, Nicholas! I find Rupert's pointing so very clear. ;-))

Love,
Mary

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

Sure thing.

He is very clear. I love how nothingness speaks infinite uniquely different, yet pointing to the same one thing. Amazing is an understatement!

He can be found here too: http://www.kiloby.com/kiloby2homecorrect_028.htm

Which you should know, you're on there too ;)

Peter said...

Yes, Mary, Rupert has such a sweet way of guiding us back....have been enjoying "The Transparency of Things" so much....

"We could say that when the knowing of any object is relieved of its objective qualities, the identity of Consciousness and Existence is revealed. This revelation is known as Happiness in relation to the body, Peace in relation to the mind and Beauty in relation to the world." P.77

Mary said...

Thank you Peter, that is just beautiful...

Love,
Mary