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Born To Be – Aware…
September 17, 2011

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In lucid, natural awareness, [we] stand naked, stripped of
all knowledge and understanding.

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Presence is here, Presence that is – Being aware; Presence
is present – Being aware.

Lucid, natural awareness; the first, the last – the only
freedom, a state of effortless, boundless Being, where the simple is sanctified
and always sacred.

In lucid, natural, vivid awareness, [we] stand naked,
stripped of all notion of authorship.

Ideas of doer-ship have no place here.  Here, becoming is extinguished; naturally,
spontaneously, effortlessly replaced by the simplicity of Being.

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Where there is Being, there is no need to think
something.  Where there is Being, there
is no need to be something, have something or do something; although thinking,
being, having, and doing may appear flourish or fail.

In the sanctification of seeing and knowing, something is spontaneously
embraced by everything.  Here and now, the
seeing and the knowing are integral, immediate, and direct; without analysis or
calculation, without reason or consideration.

Here, now, is the miracle of awareness; Being – Being aware.  In the effortless simplicity of noticing
awareness – in noticing the One who is aware, you are; Being – Being aware of
itself.

Here and now – as awareness, no question, no practice, no
attainment is necessary.  Here and now,
there can be no question of remembering or affirming.  Here and now, no question of intellectual
knowing or understanding stands; in the absence of division, two can be seen as
One.

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Now let me be clear; should preference, judgment, or
 consideration appear to arise, then those movements too can be seen for what
they are: movements in consciousness, neither positive nor negative, neither
good nor bad, neither holy nor unholy.  As awareness, all movements are noticed, or
not.

In lucid, natural, vivid awareness, there is only Presence; Presence
– Being aware, fully awake, fully alert, fully aware.  In natural spontaneous awareness, all states
are equally irrelevant.  A state is a
state.  A state – is a state, is a state,
and all states are already, always, reflecting the light of equanimity.

In the space of awareness, all states arise and subside on
the canvass of Being – unconditionally.
They are states, and they arise within a no-state-state of awareness,
that is already, always, open and empty, quiet and still.

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In natural, spontaneous awareness, you timeless,
 effortlessly, are; not-self absorbed, but Self aware.

Where you are, there is no choice or judgment, preference or
acceptance.  Where you are, there is already,
always, wholeness; a game of One-ness apparently expressing itself as
“two-ness”.

Here, the profane and the sacred co-exist
simultaneously.  Here, the psychotic and
the saint can be seen as [two] expressions of the One, unified, reality.

In lucid, natural, vivid awareness, it can be seen that when
we identify ourselves with the phenomena of the particular, we appear to
temporarily lose touch with the universal.
Our ability to be aware of the fact we are aware, is temporarily overshadowed
by the noise of intellectual nonsense; “two-ness” appears to replace
Oneness.

In lucid, natural, vivid awareness, Nothing appears to become
something.  Oneness has temporarily
disguised itself as “two-ness”, eventually, inevitably, always, to once again curve
back into itself.  The appearance of something,
once again becomes Nothing, not self-centered, but Self referral.

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Life is already here.

Awareness is always here.

Just for now, be aware that you are.

Here and now, know that you are, all the time.

Here and now – as awareness, where can there be a question
of becoming?

Here and now – as awareness, where can there be a question
of transformation?

Here and now – as awareness, where can there be a question of
healing or wholeness?

As awareness, let attention rest on what is – notice what is;
see the innocence of what is.

Let the fullness of experience – Be, and in Being, Being
reveals Being to itself; easily, effortless, over and over, again and again.

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Here, now, every-thing is part of the experience, and part
of the experience is everything – revealed.
All that we hear, all that we smell, all that we touch, all that we taste,
all that we see.

Timelessly, endlessly, awareness is with you, even when you
are not aware.

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In lucid, natural, vivid awareness, [we] stand eternally naked,
wrapped in the fragrance of space, time, and persona; stripped of race, creed,
colour, and class; stripped of thought, doctrine, dogma, and philosophy.

The birth of freedom is the acknowledgment and recognition
of awareness.  To remain boldly awake,
alert, and aware of the fact we are aware, to be aware in the everyday
ordinary, to settle into what is.

Here I AM, without ideology.

Here I AM, without culture.

Here I AM, without reference.

Presence is here: I-AM-Ness, squeezing itself through the needles
head of perception.

Never to be reached, never to be cultivated, never to maintained
or achieved.

Awareness is here, now.

Once unnoticed – always accessible; Presence is already, always,
here and now; recognized as awareness – Being aware.

Let attention settle back into itself.

Here and now, Presence is present – Being aware.

Here and now, over and over, again and again.

Not self-conscious, but Self aware.

Lucid, natural, vivid awareness, awake in itself, born to Be
 – aware, Being that is boundlessly aware…

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May your day be blessed by the light of [your] illumined Being.

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“S o m e t h i n g   I s   T h e r e . . .” * N E W  V I D E O !

S o m e t h i n g . . . ”   * N E W   B O O K !

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After Thought #58
September 3, 2011

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Natural Awareness:

A restless mind, is a mind that always seeks.  It’s hungry and desperate for power and control.
It seeks safety and security where there can be none.  It’s driven by impulse, illusion and misperception, that something is inherently missing within experience.

When attention rests – not in the mind, but as awareness itself, it can be seen that nothing is inherently missing at the level of experience.  It can be seen nothing is missing in the simplicity of Being.  When attention rests as awareness, it can be seen clearly there is no need of thought, thinking, or knowledge, to be aware.  It can be seen that there is no need of time, effort, or transformation – to be aware.  It can be seen that there is no need of location, instruction, or mastery to be aware.

As you rest as awareness, it can be seen that there is no need of money, merit, or tenure, to be aware of the fact you are already aware.  It can be seen there is nothing to be gained and nothing to be lost.  When attention rests as awareness, you become aware of the fact there is only awareness; you become aware that there was always, already, awareness; alive and awake, alert and available.  

In restful awareness, where nothing is inherently missing from experience, the restless, grasping of an apparent mind can be seen for what it is.  As awareness it can be seen that there is only Being – present; fully alive, fully awake, fully alert and fully available.  And in the fullness of that Being, it can be seen that there was never any need for Mudra, Mantra, Yantra or Tantra.

In restful, vivid awareness, where nothing can be inherently missing, it can be seen that the restlessness of an apparent mind, can be as it.  [You] can settle into natural awareness, and the simplicity of Being; untouched by thought, unrestricted by emotion, unbound by perception, association, memory, intention, or desire.

When we identify with the restlessness of the mind, we will always imagine something is missing within experience, and in doing so, the unbound will appear to be bound.  As we seek outside awareness, denying what is; wishing for what could be, we miss the obvious.  We instead spend time, effort and energy, seeking and searching for a power and control, safety and security – for an apparent wholeness, that all along, was already, always, there – as awareness.

 

[You] and [it] are timelessly one. 

[You] and [it] are already, always, eternally, open and empty, quiet and still.

In the absence of something, everything can be found. 

As awareness, there is only presence – that is Being aware.

In natural, restful awareness the mind and all the mind may appear to be, can be – as it is; all the fears, all the confusion, all the conflict, care and control; all the emotions, thoughts, feelings, perceptions, associations, memories and desires, can be as they are.  In natural, spontaneous, restful awareness, the art of Being spontaneously replaces the art of thinking something, having something, being something and doing something.  The thinking, being, having and doing take care of themselves, unrestricted by the neurotic notions and tendencies of a so-called mind, and so-called person.

In restlessness or calm, agitation or stillness, there can be a space and freedom to recognize a state as a state; it can be seen that awareness is not dependent on a state.  As awareness, [you] can settle in the knowing that you are inherently not any state that may appear to arise or subside, sacred or not so sacred, within that so-called mind. 

As you rest in awareness, let awareness recognize the no-state-state, of restful awareness, where you are already, always, fully alive and fully present.  Where you are already, always, open and empty, quiet and still; where you are already, always, radically awake and wildly aware.

Rest as awareness; over and over, again and again, rest as awareness until the idea that something is missing is replaced by the direct experience of knowing that you are already, always, everything.  Rest as awareness, until the idea that something was lost and needs to be gained, is replaced by a natural, simple awareness, that there is only presence – that is Being aware. 

In the freedom of this knowing, it can be seen that [you] can go anywhere, or no where, sanctified by the wholeness, perfection, and divinity of your own seeing and knowing.  When you settles as awareness, it can be seen [you] were already, always, the canvas upon which the completeness of experience, appears to come and go, happen or not happen; where the seer, the seeing, and the seen are already, always, ONE.

 

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“S o m e t h i n g   I s   T h e r e . . .” * N E W  V I D E O !

S o m e t h i n g . . . ”   * N E W   B O O K !

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If you have enjoyed these posts and you would like to make a donation to support my work, your contribution would be gratefully appreciated…


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The Doctrine of One [Book]

ZEN Shredding ~ The Prequel [Book]

ZEN ~ Shredding [Book]

Soulananda [Book]

Soulananda [Web site]

Bliss Blog [Michael Sean Symonds]

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(c) Copyright – Michael Sean Symonds. All Rights Reserved Worldwide

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