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The Absence of Absence
The stars won't last
Some day, the light will die.
Dark matter, dark energy, dark flow.
Light, eyes, awareness,
Even the absence of absence lost, gone.
(From my group; topical to 'end of the world' concepts)
But seriously. People resist hearing 'it', they resist
taking the meanings that 'it' is delivering in every
moment. So now, as people hear the voice of 'it'
rising to the level of yelling, they decide to take some
action, at least to save themselves.
The only obligation that
is upon the dedicated 'nondual',
is the by day/hour/moment self-reminding, to 'do nothing';
that is the only 'doing' required. <--- like 'AA' practice
Doing nothing, allows the
space to do what is required
as per the ongoing communications by 'it'. In other words;
an inner silence, allows the space to respond in kind, to the
prompts of 'it' as they occur.
Like the alcoholic who
succeeds in following the AA plan,
the nondual who dedicatedly and repeatedly 'gives up'
any attempt to outwit/wrangle the universe, eventually
enters a space in which that practice becomes habitual.
It is within that space,
that the nondual is able to receive,
effortlessly, what 'it' is saying, but this practice must be
maintained without interruption.
Our socialized human,
having been seduced into taking
what is apparent to him as 'reality', may succeed brilliantly
in all tasks, thus garnering the rewards paid by the social
systems; but this literally equates with being a 'model
prisoner' in a huge prison, one whose walls exist only
in the mind. If the majority says to 'ignore' even the most
basic communications by 'it', the obedient prisoner will
always comply, thus to garner the rewards, if not to
escape social opprobrium.
Animals know to run away
from natural disasters, before
the violent events occur. They are in communion with 'it',
at least to the extent that they have managed to escape
programming by their human 'owners'.
Humans can know this, as
well. It is a matter of leaving
behind the infernal internal noise which is the result of
carrying out orders to 'figure out' the puzzle which our
social systems have created by means of their agenda of
control and ownership of all people; to make all people
permanent prisoners in the wallless mind-prison.
The onset of the '2012
syndrome' is an excellent opportunity
to deviate and to make one's own way, and obviously,
I performed the action of
non-action years ago, during the
'harmonic convergence'. Since then, I have
more and more, 'floated' into a path of inevitability, and now
all 'arguments' are seen as clever attempts to take advantage
of the rules of the wallless prison; to gain the rewards of
being seen as a 'model prisoner'.
Such a path (of
too-clever duality) takes enormous work and is utterly
not to mention unremittingly and redundantly dramatic.
'It' does not negotiate;
it is both the message and the material
world. To take 'it' as anything but that, is an exercise in
complete and utter foolishness, and an effort which, no matter
how well rewarded, is doomed to failure.
We are faced with a mild
paradox; the human race has long
since 'deviated', and now, our own needful deviation is
actually a return to the original state. There is no 'downtime'
from this awareness, and it is not something that is being
done, to gain anything. It is simply the natural, default-state
of the natural human.
==GP== [Gene Poole]
Anna said "one can't just sit around and gaze at one's navel all the time".
Well, what if there were no other option?
It is literally not possible to look away from one's navel.
Oh, one can pretend to --
can seemingly "co-dream" with "others"...
It's merely a different sort of navel gazing, of the "thrashing about" variety.
One sees 'what is' clearly, that's all.
Nothing to change.
the blue hole dive 1972
beckoned me softly
and i followed.
it smiled, saying:
do not rush, my dear.
anyway, your corpse is mine
and keeps on dying
all the time!
but you are not.
how can you die?
wake up, my friend
and return to the surface.
there is no "i"!
On the surface of the
ocean of love
Storms of jealousy
Anger and fear
Smitten by the winds
But beneath the waves
See my friend;
If you seek pearls
To adorn the beloved one
Into the calm
I enjoy that this forums has a wide focus discussing many varieties of experience and subjects. So with this is mind I give you this book. I warn you I have not know anyone who after reading this book who life has not been changed.
Some of you may have read it. I read it every couple of years like a tune up. There simply is no other book quite like this. It's called How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne.
Copies are rare today. I have conveniently added the book to files for all that wish to read a true story of the mind and freedom and the traps we fall into. The politics of the book I tend to discard as the wheat from the shaft. Enjoy a different kind of awakening.
Posted this on another
list and thought ya might like it, jerry, as I know you
sort of collect these ;-).
"Nonduality" is Being, without self or other.
In other words, there never was any self/other.
The death of the
"psychological self", then, is based upon and
the clear realization that "self and other" is an illusion.
Just one way to put it, of course.
There are many many
things we can do in our human body. We can build a house
or bake a cake or knit a sweater, play a musical instrument and on and on we can
However not all that we can do are equal. Some things we can do allows us to
be oneness and in the flow. Play music is one of these.
A accomplished musician no longer thinks about hitting the proper notes they
are no even playing but allowing the instrument to play through them as they
stay in the open awareness that they are.
Knitting/crocheting is another item we can do with our oneness and the
thinking mind is at rest.
And at the end of the day there is nothing to think about it just is.
So many folks cry for awaking, saying to themselves I know I am getting close,
I had it but now it's gone, if I can just wake up like he is awake all my
troubles will be gone. Then we beat our self up I am not good enough, smart
enough,too much of the world, it's only for special people not for me and on and
on that goes.
The simple truth is we are all awake, we can not be anything else but awake
however we work very hard not to be awake which is not possible but we try like
mad. Who we are has always been awake and those are the wrongs words to say this
as awakeness is not in time, nor has a beginning or end.
If anyone wishes to be awake they first most realize they are.
Much like a one way valve which is always open but through the years it can
become congested with all kinds of crap even though it's impossible for the
valve to be closed.
So it's not what we do to realize we are awake it's simply what we don't do.
Hi Michael -
I agree with what I take to be the heart of your message.
Everyone and everything
is awake, because there is only awakeness, only one,
unbounded, undivided being-aware.
There is apparent resistance to being this one aware.
That resistance could be
called "the world of assumed division, objects, and
relationships based on fear and greed."
At the same time, this
world allows for the appearance of accomplishments, happy
experiences, and positive relationships (which you call "things we can do in our
human body," although I might put that as "things that can be done through a
At the point of utter
nondivision of subject/object, nondivision of awareness
and that of which one is aware ... there is only this unqualifiable being,
This is known directly,
yet nothing "accurate" could ever be said about it. It
can't be divided into words, that to which the words refer, and someone to whom
the words are said.
Nonetheless, we enjoy posting these notes, just for fun.
Like writing messages in a moving river, with a stick made of melting ice.
Peace, harmony, cakes, and sweaters,
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