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When I AM
March 30, 2013

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When I am, there is always fear, doubt, confusion, expectation & speculation; when I am not, there’s peace here/now.

When I am, life is filled with silent desperation, want, need &

desire; when I’m not, perfection is the silence within.

When I am, life begs for meaning & purpose, destiny & order; when I am not, life is its own meaning, purpose, destiny & order.

When I am, life needs to be understood – there are always

questions about this & that; when I’m not, there’s the wisdom of awareness.

When I am, there’s a need for Gods & Goddesses, karma &

reincarnation, past lives & futures lives; when I’m not, there’s only the divine – here/now.

When I am, dogma, belief, & philosophy, occupy the centre of my attention & the neurosis of a “me” story; when I’m not,

here/now is enough.

When I am, mantra, mudra, yantra & tantra always come first; when I’m not, the sacred IS the wonder of Being here/now.

When I am, there is always separation – a need for salvation,

integration, & transformation; when I am not, ever-present unity resides.

When I am, the unreal appears real, there appears to be choice, preference & distinction; when I’m not, what is – is what matters.

When I am, there’s deferral to external sources & grasping for

understanding; when I’m not, there’s the spontaneous simplicity of

Self referral.

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Drink Deeply
March 26, 2013

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How deeply

do [you]

attempt to poison

the

here/now

of

[your] heart,

by

the

stories

[you] tell [yourself]

about

[yourself]?

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How deeply do [you] divide

the

undividable

fullness

of

Soul

by

the stories [you] entertain

about others

&

the

world [you] appear

to live in?

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Drink deeply

from

ever-present awareness

here/now;

remain outside

the

seduction

of

all stories.

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Water: Thinking
March 24, 2013


Water - Thinking, by michael sean symonds

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Do you secretly – unknowingly, plant seeds of separation cultivated by thought, thinking and thinker, that seemingly divides the undividable? The soul of humanity does not need transformation; it’s only our thinking that’s inherently perverse. Who You Are is much more than a thought, feeling, emotion, perception, association or memory; you are more than an idea, belief or dogma.

Stripped naked of all ideas, what’s sacred and divine at once unmasks itself in the blue collared ordinary. Stripped naked, each fleeting idea and belief can been seen for what is: an impulse of wholeness, masquerading as an illusion called mind.

If the spell of thinking is broken you can see through the distortion of “I” based thinking, “I” based perception, and “I” based spirituality. It’s the spell of thinking that makes you believe you are important, that you make a difference, that you can make a difference. It’s the spell of consciousness that allows you to imagine self centered problems can be solved by self centered thinking.

Please don’t take this personally but you are not essential, the person you imagine yourself to be is simply not essential. Radical Spirituality requests no allegiance to doctrinal belief, procedure or practice. There is no mind, there’s only awareness appearing to contain so-called mind.

The sacred cannot be found in the neurosis of thought or thinking and to look to the thinker as a way of liberation is delusion. The end of suffering is the end of “I”; just because you appear to be caught in the spell of thinking does not mean you have to break it. A spell is only a spell if you think it’s real; you are what’s real – the spell is not. If you think you need to break the spell, the spell will appear to have power over you, but there is no power, no spell, and there is no you.

Prior to all ideas, thoughts, notions, perceptions, associations, memories, beliefs and teachings of duality or so-called unity: Who Are You? When a so-called mind abstains from extravagant and entertaining ideas of spirituality, the unrecognized might finally be recognized.

Stuck in the quagmire of thought, we think we can think our way out of a trance with teachings and beliefs that arguably maintain the trance. You cannot think your way out of a trance if you don’t know you’re in a trance, you cannot think your way out of a trance if you don’t realize you are acting out of a trance.

Prior to the thought: “I just had a thought” there is a gap – it’s your home. Thought, thinking and thinker, is neither your home nor your identity. Unbounded happiness can never be real until you have freed yourself from the ultimate spell of hypnosis called “me”.

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Water: Natures Rhythm
March 16, 2013

Water - Natures Rythm by michael sean symonds

In Being with the elements of

nature we touch something mystical and

meditative, we touch something

naked and direct, something primordial, something radical, something innocent.

For adventure and quietude, nature is the perfect ingredient to elevate an

appreciation of Being.

Spending time in the rhythm and flow of nature

allows mind, body and spirit to

recalibrate to the very One – same.

Find the rhythm of your own life; when you live according to your own rhythm you’ll also discover a universal rhythm.

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Life flows with rhythm and ease:

my breath, my life – my rhythm.

Every breath, every moment – all rhythm.

 Listen to the rhythm, experience the rhythm, celebrate the rhythm – trust

the rhythm.

The rhythm expands, the rhythm

contracts, surrender to the rhythm I AM.

I listen to the rhythm, I feel the rhythm, I touch the rhythm – I AM the rhythm.

Listen to the rhythm, experience the rhythm, celebrate the rhythm – trust the rhythm I AM.

The rhythm expands, the rhythm

contracts, surrender to the rhythm I AM.

I listen to the rhythm, I feel the rhythm, I touch the rhythm, I am the rhythm I AM.

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Water; a new book by michael sean symonds
March 9, 2013

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There is no more important task for us to pursue in life than deeper

levels of inspiration, to look directly into the mystery of Being so that it is no longer seen as mystery.

What is essential on this path of discovery is to see as quickly as possible that it is not a path; there is no path to here/now.

What is learned must be unlearned, it’s our ideas about life that need to be investigated, it’s our notions on spirituality that need to be questioned.

A self that seeks is also the same self that finds, for Self is already/always Self – here/now; welcome to here/now – welcome to the yoga of what is.

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Where is the love?

It’s in the seeing, for in the seeing the thinking, the being, the having and the doing

are impregnated with the love that is Being – here/now; recognize your existance alone is the only affirmation you need for the sanction of Being.  Being is the basis of thinking and thinking appears to be the basis of so-called doing; in reality there’s only Being:

Being – being – Being.

Be in Being – not in ideas of Being.  Being is the doorway to freedom, in it lies the portal of awareness that at once bridges you to the kiss of well-being.  Nothing really obscures Being, we only imagine something can replace no-thing.  Self is never not Self: Self only

appears to be not self when we stand in “me” based thought, “me” based thinking, and “me” based spirituality.  Self is always Self, even with the thought “not self”.

You cannot find or lose something you already/always are; you cannot be in “unity” or “not unity” because you are unity.  What you imagine is not always what is true – it’s only imagination, and what’s true and real is already/always what is true and real.

We spend our lives questing for love, not realizing the love we seek is the love we already/always are.

What to do?

Rest as awareness and let love itSelf move anything unlike itSelf.

Rest as awareness until ALL ideas about love and anything unlike love evaporate.

Rest as awareness until the ever-present love of the Beloved is all that is known.

Rest as awareness until you see the love of the Beloved is all that you already/always are here/now.

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Water by michael sean symonds
March 2, 2013

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Water is the perfect metaphor for awareness: with lavish abundance the body of our Earth is covered with various states of waters expression – vital for sustaining life on this planet. Ever-present and effortlessly accessible, awareness too is the common thread of continuity in all; it’s the impulse in which our everyday life thrives and has its Being.

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Water constantly orchestrates itself uniquely to environmental circumstance and situation, adapting itself infinitely with effortless ease and profound initiative. Awareness – like water, offers itself relentlessly in the midst of all circumstance; awareness freely, openly and unconditionally, allows us to become aware of awareness, to be immersed completely and perfectly in its gift. Awareness is the One gift that already has been given – without the need of knowledge, understanding or skill.

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“Water” is michael sean symonds most recent and foremost self published book. Elegantly designed using a large landscape format, each page of Water is highlighted with selective, awe-inspiring photography and insightful commentaries on the wisdom of inherent awareness. Each word, sentence, and paragraph, plants a seed; each insight, gently re-orientates perception into the impulse of here/now so that we might glimpse the ever-present miracle of awareness itself and all that it has to offer us towards an effortless art of Being.

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By michael sean symonds

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