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What is meditation?
February 5, 2017

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In Imagination.
December 10, 2016

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In imagination, (we) may visit thoughts & feelings, understandings & beliefs, a hundred, hundred, times a day, but at no time do (we) ever, ever, leave home.  Suffering is perpetuated by a fixation on returning to thoughts, feelings, notions that have nothing to do with Who-We-Are.  Longing, is the ever-present invitation to rest-As-You-Are – not as you imagine yourself to be.  The treasure lies not in what can be gained or lost, but in what has already been given.  When (we) visit here/now, (we) visit essential-nature-Self as-it-is. Where is your attention?

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In The Stillness…
June 7, 2014

In The Stillness

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In

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stillness

of

fading moonlight,

where I feel

naked and abandoned,

let me

be consumed

with

your eyes;

let me

taste you with

each

experience:

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sound, smell

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touch we

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After Thought #55
June 11, 2011

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Our fall from Grace is the story of becoming. 

It’s the appearance of a “me” in a world that wants to be something, do something, have something or think something.  From the earliest age we are conditioned into believing we need to do something with our life – in order to be. 

Most of us will spend the rest of our lives caught up in the treadmill of this misunderstanding.  Trying to live up to an unrealistic expectation of becoming that will inevitably cause anxiety, stress, and neurosis.  Wrapped up in the ball of success and the notion of finding happiness, we are entrenched in the belief that life is about being bigger, being more, and being better. 

We label it personal growth; we often call it spirituality – but it’s all the same.  It’s a delicious invitation based on the unspoken premise that something is inherently missing or wrong with us – as we are, and therefore needs fixing.  It’s the story of a seeker that needs to do something; it’s a journey of finding something that we actually, always, already are.

It’s seductive because there has to be a doing in order to get – there has to be.  There can be no becoming without action or merit, without work or achievement, without some sort of understanding or knowledge. 

And we have lots of fancy names and fancy philosophies to justify when our becoming fails; we call it Karma and Samsara, we call it genetics and conditioning.  All these notions are used to reinforce the idea that we are somehow incomplete as we are; that in order to be complete – to be whole; we need to understand something or worse yet, accept some idea or someone, in order to find what’s apparently missing.

The greatest of religions have thrived on this neurosis; that in as much as we might try to be good or better, we will forever be subject to some greater authority that weighs toll, on the inferior, subject “me”.  And therapies of this kind or that incubate ideas that we are separate and thus flawed. 

We diligently pop our pills and repeat affirmations; we do our Yantras, Mantras, Mudras and Tantras in order to recondition a body and mind that has already been conditioned.   But what if it fails?  What if it is all an illusion, based on an erroneous idea of lack – a deluding notion of separation lost in a perception and languaging of duality?

 

What if we already are?

 

What if we always are?

 

Can we rest in the simplicity and Art of Being?

 

No more, no less.

 

You Are Enough!

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On Belief…
June 4, 2011

 

There is no value in aligning yourself with another belief system if you are at all interested in finding out Who You Are.  Beliefs are simply revised, self engendered, sanitized forms of conditioning.  A mind that is conditioned can never be [free].

 

Belief systems are transient and irrelevant to Who You Are; they only appear to provide relative comfort for the perceived mind, in a field of absolute chaos.  They temporarily reinforce the psychology and fiction of a so-called person, providing a moment of poise in the swell and dellusion of subjective understanding. 

 

As we penetrate their relevance and applicability to life and living, we can quickly see that at best, beliefs only distract awareness into a deeper trance; a further belief that there is a person who understands something, when in fact, there is no-one to understood anything.

 

The only way one can be [free] is to confront the legacy of belief systems we have inherited.  To consciously investigate with awareness the idea that there is in fact a believer in those beliefs, and the idea that we are not free!  As long as we breed the idea within mind a notion they exist in ways we imagine, there will be struggle. 

 

Better said; once the fiction of a person is examined and the nature of their supposed thoughts and beliefs are confronted – there is no question of freedom or bondage.  It’s faith and trust in belief that causes suffering.  It’s the belief in a separate individual person called “me” that is the core of our perceived delusion. 

 

Crack the shell of understanding and reality will reveal itself to itself; it has too.

 

You can spend your life investing in alternative ideas that try to explain and organize the dellusion of your own or anothers understanding, or you can allow awareness to Be; where there is no need to rely on nickel and dime philosophies of reality or so-called spirituality. 

 

There is nothing the matter with involving yourself in the daily Puja of belief, if you are looking for comfort and poise – until the bubble of that comfort and poise is popped. 

 

Then what will [you] do?

 

Will [you] take the opportunity to dive into, and rest in choice less, thoughtless, timeless, unchanging awareness? 

 

In the space of awareness – the space and [freedom] of Being can be found.  A [place] were the so-called local, and so-called non-local, shuffle and mingle in the dance called life. 

 

However; as long as there is a belief in awareness can there be awareness?

 

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Scott Kiloby ~ Completness & The Need For Love
May 26, 2011

 
 

“When you’re complete in your experience; when you know that completness is your very experience ~ then you have so much more to give…”

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Brene Brown ~ The Power of Vulnerability…
May 22, 2011

 

 

“I   A M   E N O U G H”

 

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