Archive for January, 2013

What’s Here Is What Matters…
January 26, 2013

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What’s here is what matters;

[you] don’t need experience or practice,

learning or unlearning,

to

Be

[yourself]

as awareness – now.

To know [yourself] as awareness [you] don’t need

initiation, graduation,

certification

or

accreditation.

To know [yourself] as awareness [you] don’t need

time, tenure, merit

or

promotion.

To know [yourself] as awareness [you] don’t need

knowledge, perception, understanding

or

memory.

To know [yourself] as awareness [you] don’t need

mantra, mudra, yantra

or

tantra.

To know [yourself] as awareness

no effort or surrender,

no action or agenda,

no expectation, approval

or

improvement

is needed;

grace

is

not needed

to know

Self.

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As awareness,

no puja or prayer,

no risk or formulae,

no skill, transformation

or

transaction

is

needed.

To know [yourself] as awareness [you] don’t need

integration, celebration

or

renunciation;

no magic bullet

or

penance,

no white light – no journey.

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Thought

cannot add to awareness,

knowledge

or

understanding

cannot add to awareness;

nothing adds to

or

takes away from

awareness.

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What’s here – is what matters;

what’s already given – is what matters;

what matters is awareness:

IT

does not come

&

IT

does not go.

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The invisible is already/always visible,

not with eyes

or

understanding,

but

awareness:

here/now – everywhere

&

always.

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Here…
January 22, 2013

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Here,

where awareness is already aware – there is no awakening, but there is always wake-full-ness.

Here,

what’s here is what’s important; here, what’s here replaces the need for belief, philosophy, understanding or analysis.

Here,

in the wake-full-ness of this now what is – is infinitely more valuable than anything that can be.

Here,

outside thought, thinking & thinker; outside the idea of unity/not unity, there’s only an infinite ocean of Being.

Here,

where awareness is aware, IT – is a thought; here, IT – is an emotion; here, IT – is confusion; here, IT – is joy.

Here,

IT – is seeing; here, IT – is hearing; here, IT – is touching, smelling & tasting; here, IT – is ever present awareness – knowing now.

Here,

change, progression & transcendence are irrelevant; what’s relevant is what’s here: the unchanging timelessness knowing – now.

Here, the love of the beloved is the impulse now.

Here,

as awareness,

there is the direct, seamless naked, intimacy of relationship with the beloved now.

As awareness,

there is no vibration or energy; there’s no creation or manifestation; there’s no perfection or imperfection & there’s no veil or journey.

As awareness,

there’s no discipline or will power; there’s no block, shadow or realization; there’s no negative or positive, no heaven or hell.

Here,

this is the yoga of Being – this is the yoga of now.

Here,

where there is no identification, dependency or referral to thought, feeling, emotion, perceptions, association, memory, belief, knowledge or understanding:

 Who Am I?

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Now Is The Time To Listen
January 12, 2013

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One thing I’ve realized on this so-called journey, is that life is delicate – we are delicate.  We have forgotten how to listen to the impulse of life; better said, we were never taught the skill of listening, the skill of sitting in silence & doing nothing – without expectation, until that “nothing” swallows the thinking, the having, the being & the doing.

Instead, we focus on pretending to be something that we’re not; we focus on the doing & we forget the Being: we force a smile when were sad, we pretend to be excited when we’re actually afraid, we try to be courageous when we’re actually vulnerable, we try to force understanding when there’s confusion.

I’ve learned life appears to be both the Up & the Down – the juxtaposition of so-called opposites: there are periods when life appears to be in the shitter, & there appears to be times when life is expansive, filled with promise, meaning & joy.

In the midst of that Up & that Down, we can quarter back & strategize those moments in a feeble attempt to get out of the ebb & flow of those impulses, or we can simply be present with those impulses, realizing we are not those impulses; with a tender vulnerability the value of listening naturally leads to the art of Being.

There is a time for work & a time for play, there is a time for discipline & a time for rest; there’s also a always a time for a quiet, dispassionate listening, where the impulse of persistence within the work, the play, the discipline & the rest, the sadness & joy, spontaneously appears.

Within rest we always/already have the wisdom of our own awareness to inform us, we have the skill to notice the symptoms of both expansion & contraction – with compassionate detachment.  In silence we can rest in the wisdom of our own awareness – with the thought, feeling & emotion, we can nest in the quietude of our own Being, while also effortlessly accessing & navigating the ebb & flow of those Ups & Downs; the heartbeat of this now.

You see, it’s really always about listening: when we take the time to listen without judgment, expectation or comparison, we can hear what we need to hear, we can hear what we need to have, do or not do.  Without this gentle, attentive listening, it’s easy to lose ourselves in the judgments & expectations of self & others, we lose touch with what is & the wisdom of Self, & instead focus & what should be.

In the quietude of our own Being there can be a nonverbal knowing; a comforting haven in the midst of the confusion & doubt, fear & anxiety.  Now is the time to listen; here in the midst of all experience, not yesterday or tomorrow, we can notice what goes unnoticed.  Here, we can rest in the now-ness of Self and with that ever-present connection we already/always have – as Self; we can navigate the impulse of life with a little more elegance & ease.  There is no effort in Being, but great suffering in trying.

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You Are The Miracle
January 10, 2013

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[You] Are The One Miracle.

[You] are the miracle that does not recognize the miraculous-ness of the miracle.

[You] are the miracle that imagines there is something other than the miracle.

[You] are the miracle that attempts to abandon the miracle for everything that arises out of the miracle.

[You] are the miracle that imagines there are “other” more important or bigger miracles “out” there.

[You] are the miracle that imagines [you] need to

be something, think something, know something, understand something, have something or do something – to be the miracle.

[You] are the miracle that grasps and fears everything that happens because of the miracle.

[You] are the miracle that gets distracted by possibilities that arise because of the miracle.

The miracle is real – there is nothing but the miracle;

nothing exists outside the miracle – it’s all just miracle.

Rest as the miracle, Be the miracle.

Here/now – everywhere and always, [you] are already the miracle.

[You] are the One unspoken – unnoticed miracle;

notice the unnoticed,

Be attentive to the miracle [you] are.

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