11/23/10

Never Lost


The mind doesn't take us away from Oneness.
We ARE Oneness.
Thoughts appear, "we" seem to be "taken away"
in thought, forgetting This.
But that never happens. We are always here.
Like a twinkling star in the vast, always present sky,
It is thought that seemingly appears and disappears.
An imagined "me" dances in and out of Awareness.

We can never be "out of" This.
We can only always BE This.
Whether thought is noticed or not.

When we think that we've been overtaken by thought,
that we are totally "unconscious," and we act, according
to a belief in "me and other".....notice that that story is
always a memory, appearing now, in THIS, the pure
Being that we are.

If it's only a memory appearing now, where and when
and to whom did this "forgetting" story happen? Where
is this "unconscious person" now? Where is the "me, lost
in thought?"

There is only now. What we are is only now,
the timeless now.

Being is reality, timeless and location-less.
The story of me has to have a partner: time.
But the story IS Being, too. What else could it be?
There is nothing else!

So the story is real, in that it is the perfect
expression of Being (reality), here and now.
If only as an appearing memory thought...

But the story is not real in the way that thought says it is.
The story is made of Being, and cannot appear without Being.
Being simply IS, whether anything appears or not.

This is what we are, always.
We can never, ever be separate from This.
We cannot get back to what is always here.
Being can never be lost, or found.

"Lost in thought" is simply a thought, saying
that it is lost. It is Being, be-ing a thought.
That is all.




11/14/10

You Are Always and Already Home


Enlightenment, Liberation, Grace, Awareness...
You are already there. You ARE that, right now.

We want to abide in Awareness,
but that is already the case!
We ARE Awareness, this IS already Awareness.

What is, is the perfect expression of Awareness.
Always now.

"What can I do?" is a common question.
Well, you can do what you are doing ;-)

.....as the perfect expression of Awareness, too.

There is no separate you to abide in what you already are.
It is not Awareness which comes and goes, it's you.
The you that is an idea, appearing sometimes.
That's the real YOU expressing as "separate you,"

....and it's not a problem.
It is Grace Itself!

We are not doomed to forever be trapped in the "me" idea.
WE are not trapped in anything.
When we are deeply focused on a task that we love,
where is the "me?" Where are the myriad problems?
Who is "abiding" anywhere?

There isn't even a body there, until a thought or sensation says there is..
Where is the body most of the day? At night?

When you are at dinner with friends, good food, good wine,
and you laugh out loud at a joke...
In that instant, where is the limitation of "me?"
Where is the suffering, the problem, the separation?

Notice that this idea of "me suffering because I believe I'm separate from Awareness," is a sham.
It is never here now. It's always thought about, an imagined story,
in time. But YOU are beyond the concept of time.

Without time, there is no "me."

But this belief/idea is made of the Ultimate, too.
It cannot appear without YOU being here first and foremost.
It is Awareness expressing, being.

There is no special "person" who knows awareness, whereas "other persons" don't.
These "persons" ARE Awareness, BEING and KNOWING only Itself.
If a person is babbling on about Awareness, it is simply Awareness
babbling on about Itself!

It has nothing to do with the "person" being used to babble :-))

Look at a tree, a mountain, a sunset: do they have some special knowledge of Awareness?
No, they simply ARE Awareness, appearing as tree, mountain, sunset...
Same with people who talk about non-duality.

No one can be anything other than Awareness. Nothing special, because there is
nothing else. There is only, ever, THIS. And everyone/everything is THIS.

Even the person looking for enlightenment, is enlightenment appearing as that.
(And remember that what the "mind" says is happening, isn't really happening - just labels/thoughts with no real substance.)

So, whatever "you" are doing right now, it is the perfect expression of what you are.
If you are moved to inquire, to go to satsang, to study scripture....
then that is perfectly what is.
If you are moved to take a break, have a brownie, give up....
it is perfectly what is.
You cannot make a mistake here, because "you" are not running the show!

What is happening is Grace, appearing as happenings.
And Grace is what you are, always.
And you are always and already Home.
And you are always and already Love.
And you are always and already the deepest Peace there is.
And you already know This, because you ARE This.

And it's all good, all okay.

Sweetness.