4/20/10

Only Being


There is no identity anywhere.
Not here, in "this one,"
not over there, in "that one."

There is no identity.
Just Isness, Oneness, Being..
be-ing.

It's all been a house of cards,
the play of Oneness,
but nobody believed it.

No one is here, no one
was ever here..
This is not a thought.

Where is identity? Where is identification?
Can't see it anywhere..
Just the shifting, unmoving
Isness..

Do thoughts seem to glom together
to hold up an illusion? - it can never work!
It doesn't work.

If identity can't be seen now,
was it ever here?

Nothing to hold on to.
Without the dream of
identification,
what sense does "holding on" make?

Only Being - identityless.



17 comments:

Rob said...

Spot on Mary. Even a shift of identity to 'I am Awareness' is a construction in this speckless unborn-ness. :-)

Triza said...

Hi mary,
I love the post.
It reminds me of a conversation i was having with my friends and one who is much older than the rest of us was giving insight on the right things to do to attain fulfillment and happiness in relationships.Its amazing that when this happens my mind goes into a frenzy over how i need to rectify this whole me to suit what i've just been told.Especially when the person seems to know what they are saying.
Yesterday for the first time i found myself wondering who i really was.
The more i ponder about self the more the experiences feel fleeting,something that comes and goes no matter how nice or not so nice it is.

Mary said...

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the comment - I love the way you phrased it! :-))

Love,
Mary

Mary said...

Hi Triza,
Thank you for your comment and for visiting. I'm glad you like the post...and I agree with you about the fleeting nature of experiences..and I also find "relationships" to be a hotbed of "mind stuff!" :-))

Love to you,
Mary

Svante Odmark said...

Hi Mary, I find it quite interesting to note that "identity" and "identical" have common etymological roots - in the Latin words for "sameness" and "the same".

So, alternatively to observing that there is only identityless Being, one might suggest that this Being in ItSelf is in fact the one and only identity ("sameness") of (any) "me"...

Love
Svante

Mary said...

Very interesting, Svante, thank you for sharing that!

Love,
Mary

Perfect Awareness said...

I just found your blog. Very lovely poetry of clear insight. Nice to meet you.
Salvadore

Mary said...

Hi Salvadore,
Very nice to meet you! Thank you for your kind comment.

Love,
Mary

Ernie said...

Knowledge creates this objective world. But I know that I am not that knowledge. I am beyond knowledge.
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

I am simple being awareness. "BE"-- and ignorance falls away. That is simple being, self illuminated TRUTH. Sitting I am HOME: I never left. My home is built on solid rock; Uninvolved fearlessness. This naked knowiness I am. Knowing it's concepts that follows. Seeing concepts arise and dissapear as waves in an vast ocean. Do you see waves; or seeing the ocean directly? Relaxing in a pillow of peace I am unmoved. Peace, joy, and LOVE. I am that I am.

Mary said...

Lovely, Ernie. Thank you for commenting! :-))

Love,
Mary

Ernie said...

That LOVE you send resonates Mary, like the sun looking from behind a cloud; I am illuminated.

Mary said...

Hi Ernie,
Love resonates with love...

Ernie said...

In my country not rights or restrictions are. Here all is as it should be and can only be as it is. No changes necessary, life's accepted as it arises in the one-ness of the moment. In this country suffering is ignorance. Look closely with the eye of understanding and it vanishes; It was never there. Being present awareness; I am subtle is-ness: unspoken, unseen, and unknown.

LOVE to Mary and readers.

Colleen Loehr said...

"Nothing to hold onto..." In seeing that there is nothing to hold onto there is relaxation. An effortless relaxation. And quietness. Thank you.

Ernie said...

Colleen: WOW that is a really lovely insight, or no, it is direct seeing. Thanks for sharing.

Ernie

Mary said...

Hi Colleen, I agree with Ernie! Thank you both for sharing your insights..

Love,
Mary

Colleen Loehr said...

I appreciate your warmth Ernie and Mary...Thanks!