No Preference

Beingness has no preference for a state of bliss.
What you are does not come and go.
What you are sees coming and going
as nothing other than its own fragrance..

What is, even before "I AM?"

Does it have any qualities,
like peace or love?

What is the zero point in which the I AM arises?

Is there any description possible?

No concept can survive here.
Perhaps the imagined mind is afraid
of nothingness.
And yet nothingness seems to be a powerful magnet..

How ironic
that THIS, which has no wants, desires or preferences,
often arises as a compelling, magnetic pull
toward Itself.

THIS doesn't come and go.
Even the zero point is not a point at all,
it's beyond a beginning or end.
YOU don't end.
YOU never began.
The concepts of beginning and ending arise in YOU.

There is no doubt about it.
Doubt is a phantom idea that floats
around, a kind of entertainment..
In reality, doubt does not exist (as we define it).

It is true that everything that arises is THIS,
therefore everything that arises is real, in the sense
that it is simple made of Isness...

But what arises is not what "a mind" thinks it is.
The seeming separate person tries to assign meaning to what appears,
but YOU are beyond meaning.
A state of bliss is no more or no less THIS than
eating a hamburger.
Whatever arises here, now,
is the preference.
There is no one to seek one state or another.

YOU have no need for a state to confirm what you already are.
YOU ARE, no matter what arises,
and whatever arises
is all right with YOU.

True freedom is what the concept of freedom
arises and dissolves in.

Right here.
Right now.


No One In Particular said...

Spot on me lovely!

willie said...

So beautifully stated, Mary. Equivocation totally unnecessary!

Orion said...

Thank you. I really don't understand it, but thank you.

MeANderi said...

"Beingness... is Its own fragrance... that arises as a compelling magnetic pull toward Itself. All is simply Isness..." Wow - yes - How beautifully these words speak to my Heart! Thank you!

Mary said...

Thank you all for your comments, and for visiting. I'm glad the post resonated....and to you, Orion: if you don't understand, I call that good news! :-)) This is definitely beyond the "mind."


Julian said...

Brilliant Mary. Just what I needed right now. I know THIS can't be lost, but it seems to slip away and, as we all know it feels psychologically painful. So need to familarise myself with these words, over and over.
Love & blessings to you.x

Mary said...

Thanks, Julian. So glad something resonates.

Lots of love and blessings to you, too.

JD Hazlewood said...

Hi Mary,
Yes, YOU ARE THAT, prior to thoughts, prior to opinions.
Spot on!


JD Hazlewood

Mary said...

Thanks for visiting, JD! :-)