After Thought #60


At the deepest level, you can’t teach someone to Be who they are, and it certainly has nothing to do with finding out what their preferences, philosophy, passions or pursuits are in life.  Those “things” are entertaining and very, very seductive, but they have nothing to do with finding out Who You Are.

Clear seeing can only be recognized in the present – Self, that is – Being aware; here and now.  To be clear and direct, there is no person in the here/now that’s aware, there is only Being here/now, that’s aware. 

Asking someone to be present is nonsense.  Instead, ask them to be aware.  Ask them to notice what’s happening – what’s going on – then they will automatically Be present.  To have to explain this is only the booby prize; you need to Be IT.

The gift you have been seeking is the gift you have already been given – One is aware.  You don’t need to Be present – to be aware, but you certainly need awareness to be present.  The fullness of awareness was given to you at birth – unconditionally.  Since you were born with all you need, where is the question or need of purification, puja or practice?

Until you recognize the gift of what you have been given, you will not be able to enjoy its benefit.  Your seeking for bigger, better and more, distracts you from its existence, and there is no substitute although you could spend your life looking for a replacement – for One. 

Here’s the thing, a gift that’s not been accepted (recognized), is not a gift.  You can’t teach what you already, always are.  Just Be aware, know it directly by Being IT directly.  It’s who you are, it’s what you are. 

Stay there – as awareness. 

Stay in the non-verbal you, and see what happens.  In the non-verbal state, you don’t need time, practice, or process to be aware.

What to do?

How about starting with nothing – – that’s right, No – thing; do nothing and you might find everything.




“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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2 Responses

  1. This is amazing…i love what you have written. Truly inspiring ❤

    I have to tell my friend 🙂 He would definitely love this

  2. Hey Michael, although I am still, and always, trying to wade my way through the endless overlaps of consciousness, thought and thinker, I really felt what you were saying in this post and the last were “right”. Thanks a lot, take care, B

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