11/21/09

Beyond Failure


There is no way that "you" are not THIS, here and now.

It is impossible for you to be anything else. Whatever thought tells you you are, is not what you are. You are simply the ALL, the Oneness, Being, Isness...

There is no possibility of anything else, there simply IS nothing else. Let every concept of WHAT IS fall away in the immediacy of this here-now....what is present?
Don't try to define it, just notice the allowing, the open receiving-loving-emptiness of what you are. The words are not accurate or important, experience-ing IS, and that is all.

No option to fail. Being cannot be failed! What you ARE always IS and all that is seen is only THAT, nothing else, nothing in addition to, or less than.

Just THIS. Call it Liberation, Enlightenment, Awareness, whatever you want - what you call it doesn't change the unchanging reality.

You are done, you are already "cooked." No effort is needed to BE. YOU are complete wholeness, love, compassion, silence, peace....and SO beyond what those words might mean to a "mind."

Celebrate, you are LIFE loving-to-be! And any story that arises arguing with that is another lovely appearance in this Life that you are...

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As Rumi wrote: "Be melting snow....Wash yourself of yourself." Deep in those words lies the ecstasy of Being....perhaps.
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Let Them Be Like Flowers


Let thoughts be, like flowers..

Let them come and go, let them arise as they do,
and subside as they inevitably do...

They are no more important than a cloud, or a curtain or an ant, or a blade of grass. We don't attach to clouds, we don't say, "Oh my god, how can that cloud be like that!?" We don't believe that clouds are dictating what happens and creating "our reality" (well, some of us might!).

Thoughts can be quite useful, but notice how much importance and belief goes into them, resulting in elaborate stories about "me."

Notice, too, that when action is called for, it happens, with or without thought, before or after thought. We don't have to remember and grasp at thoughts....just let them be, like the blade of grass.

They really are no more and no less important than anything else that appears...Notice how you ARE regardless of what thoughts are passing through...Notice how thought sometimes corresponds to action and sometimes not at all.

Notice that when thoughts aren't believed, they still arise! Notice how they don't evoke feelings....or maybe they seem to do just that, it doesn't matter at all: thoughts arise, feelings arise, clouds appear....nothing touches the clarity and open spaciousness of what YOU ARE.

And yet, everything that appears is none other than what YOU ARE....so, no reason to fight or judge or believe....just Being, that's all there is and it doesn't need to believe or not believe in thoughts, or anything else..

And if belief in thought happens, no worries! See right now that that also arises in YOU.

Next time (which can only be now) a thought believed in causes suffering...see that a belief is happening but it's not who you are...it's happening in YOU as YOU. There simply is no problem, it does not change the reality of what YOU ARE.

How sweet it all is. Thought or no thought....just let them be, like flowers. Whatever arises is exactly what needs to appear - now.