For me, here, world has just
happened. It explodes into life like a timeless
big-bang with no beginning or end. Life just
IS. So it is noticed that everything is completely
fresh, clear and unique. Hence the wonder in
its unlikely existence! So thought, feelings,
sensations, carpets, oceans, people, cats, trees,
aging, death, birth, custard, smelly feet, laughter,
sun, moon, stars, itch, everything, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING
HAS JUST HAPPENED - for the 1st and only time; timelessly in
'me'; nowhere else. Completely unique; amazing, yet perfectly
ordinary. We live and die in this same apparent moment. Your
body will die; as a leaf falls from the tree in this same,
beautiful, timeless moment.
So here, the day-to-day daydream still
unravels, yet it is seen with a freshness. Life
is noticed to be both purposeless,
yet utterly amazing. All and everything is welcomed.
Bad moods and good. Just happening; completely
new. It certainly makes things a lot simpler! There
is nothing else than this, yet appearances of
people and places happen as 'before'. "Chop
wood, carry water" and all that...
So in terms of apparent enlightenment, you are
it already. Nothing need be said or recommended.
A feeling of not quite seeing this is a feeling
of not quite seeing this; utterly perfect and
divine – a fresh, pristine ignorance! -
The miracle of ignorance at all!
The oceans and the mountains; deserts and great
cities; aeroplanes and squirrels; your memory
of an apparent past and the apparent ability
to read these words (squiggles) just happen -
is just happening. From nothing to everything.
An incredible illusion. Ultimately, nothing has
ever happened - and nothing WILL ever happen;
yet everything is just happening.
This is what the word heaven is pointing to in
the bible - Your timeless Life right now. But
forget religion, just look around.
Life is impersonal. Yet within it appears a
very personal, separate experience happening
to a supposed entity called ‘me’.
This is paradoxical; and it might be said here
lies the source of all questioning – in
this apparent paradox arising. The ‘me’ that
arises, the sense of self, is simply a focusing
in the whole of experience on a separate entity.
It only can and does arise timelessly and has
no actual substance of itself. There is no entity,
full stop. It is merely, apparently, perpetuated
by a seeming focus on it.
There’s actually nothing; but THIS.
NB : Whether this is actually
seen or not is totally irrelevant by-the-way!
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