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The You.
February 8, 2018

The You. michael sean symonds

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Here/Now Weekly Planner
November 30, 2012

Here/Now

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Just For Now…
August 6, 2011

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Just for now,

 

STOP.

 

Stop,

and

do

nothing.

 

Take a moment to pause in this now,  however this now may be. 

Take a moment to notice without reflection your inner nature, just as it is, now. 

Just for a moment let go of the temptation to think something or be something other than what is.

For a moment, let go of the need to have something, or do something. 

 

Just STOP,

and rest as awareness.

And if you can’t stop, just be aware of the fact you are aware,

just Be.

 

Be aware, right here, right now.

Take a moment to rest AS awareness only.

Just for this moment, as you rest as awareness, let go of any ideas you have about yourself, others, or the world you appear to live in.

And, if you can’t let go of those ideas about yourself, others, or the world you appear to live in, just stay with your experience as it is. 

Just be aware of your experience as it is. 

Just Be with what already is.

 

For a moment, let go of any attempt to fix or change, transform or heal anything; yourself, others, or the world you appear to live in. 

Take a moment to rest as awareness, and in that resting, notice there is space. 

Notice there is an inherent stillness that is part of Being aware. 

A space, a stillness, an awareness within rest. 

A space, a stillness, an awareness which never leaves.

In this moment of abstention, and the rest that is part of abstention, notice there is comfort and freedom. 

Notice this no-state-state of awareness.

Notice there is a simplicity and safety in simply Being.

 

Just for now abandon any want, need, or desire you may have for this moment to be anything other than what it is.

Drop the need;

temporarily drop all needs, including the need to understand anything.

As you rest as awareness, enjoy a moment of knowing that life inherently does not need to make sense or be understood, as awareness.

As you sink into this moment of being aware of awareness, rest in the joy of knowing there is no need of knowledge, in order for you to Be. 

Rest in the joy of knowing there is no need of practice, in order for you to Be.

Rest in the joy of knowing awareness itself is always, already, effortlessly, easily, here.

 

As you become familiar with awareness; as you settle gently and easily  into the experience and conviction of awareness, rest in the joy and freedom of knowing you are awareness, not the content of awareness. 

Rest in the joy and freedom of knowing you are not essentially an experience, or any thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, associations, memories, intentions or desires that may arise and subside as an experience within awareness. 

Know that you are always, already, awareness, expressing itself as the One and only Self; alive and present as the One and only Being, within this now. 

Regardless of thought, regardless of feeling, regardless of emotion, regardless of perception, regardless of association, memory, intention or desire; you’re already, always, awareness, regardless of the content that may or may not be present within awareness.

Notice as you sink into this now, the threshold of awareness is already complete, already whole, already perfect in this now.

 As you rest in undivided attention; verify for yourself this awareness is naturally calm, overtly silent, and inherently still. 

In this moment of rest, notice awareness is changeless, timeless, causeless. 

 

Notice outside the thought and story of what you think you may want, need or desire for rest, restful awareness can already, always be found, as awareness.

Notice what is.

Notice what already, always is, in the background of your immediate experience, regardless of content.

In this moment of restful, changeless, awareness, outside the thought and story of what you think you may need for wholeness, healing, health and success; notice – as awareness, you already, always, touch an immediate well-being, naturally and spontaneously, regardless of what may or may not be occurring.

And if you feel distracted in this moment of awareness by this or that, if you appear to feel disturbed or divided by this or that, gently, effortlessly, easily, notice awareness, over and over, again and again.

Notice awareness is also, always, ever-present, even within distraction, disturbance, or apparent division. 

Notice awareness is full and complete within every experience.

 

Just for now, without adding or subtracting, without editing or sanitizing, rest in the simple joy of this present moment now, all by itself. 

Without the need to label or define, without the need to judge or evaluate, without the need to compare or access.

And, if you find that there is a need to edit or sanitize, label and define, judge and evaluate, compare and asses this or that; notice there can still be an awareness of awareness within this or that, in spite of what may appear to distract and divide, disturb or distort.

 

Notice the simplicity of awareness as Being; Being that is spontaneously, naturally, innocently here, all by itself.

Just for now, Be alert, Be awake, and Be present, over and over, again and again, without editorializing this innocence, without giving any consideration at all to its presence.

Just for now, Be alive, Be innocent and Be aware of this portal of Being, over and over, again and again.

Just for now, notice what you longed for was already, always, constantly here all by itself, alive, and present, in this moment we call now.

Never lost, always accessible, perched on the periphery of attention; awareness, the canvas upon which everything appears to arise and subside.

 

Just for a moment Be still as awareness; enjoy the liberty of not knowing; take comfort in knowing that not knowing in no-way adds too or detracts from Being.

Take comfort in knowing that understanding or not understanding, in no way adds too or detracts from Being.

Take comfort in knowing that merit and gain are just part of a game, and in no way adds too or detracts from Being.

 

What remains when there is no identification?

What remains in spite of the appearance of distraction, distortion, or disturbance?

What remains if awareness cannot ever, be divided by this or that?

 

Just for a moment, rest in a choice-less space; rest in awareness, where the need to understand is surrendered; where the need to gain knowledge is released; where the impulse to take action is abandoned; where the hunger for experience is suspended, all in favor of a non-experience experience; the no state state of simply Being aware.

 

Does it take an identity or role to Be?

Does it take a thought, idea, or belief to Be?

Does it take understanding or knowledge to Be?

Does it take action or achievement, gain or loss to Be?

Does it take practice or mastery to Be?

Does it take intention, attention, affirmation, transformation, healing or mastery, to Be?

 

In the midst of this now where thoughts and emotions, memories and feelings, sensations and beliefs, confusion or clarity, might come and go; take a moment to Be. 

In the midst of awareness were there may be sadness or joy, fear or courage, confusion or clarity; gently appreciate the alive, alert, simplicity of Being aware of restful awareness.

 

As awareness, thought has nothing to offer you.

As awareness, belief has nothing to offer you.

As awareness, philosophy has nothing to offer you.

As awareness, memory has nothing to offer you,

As awareness, feelings, emotions, perceptions and associations, have nothing to offer you.

 

Here by itself without thought.

Here by itself without definition.

Here by itself  without belief.

Here by itself  without knowledge.

Here by itself  without understanding.

Here by itself  without affirmation.

Here by itself  without sanction.

Without practice, without desire, without intention; here by itself without mastery.

 

In the midst of this now, what was once imagined as unreal, is now found to be real. 

What was once imagined as real, is now found to be unreal.

In the midst of this now where you are informed and awake, where you are wildly aware, relax in the joy of knowing you can always rest, over and over, again and again, as you always, already, inescapably are.

Self evident awareness; aware of itself, over and over, again and again, gently, easily and effortlessly, without condition…

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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 #56
July 30, 2011

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After 20+ years of formal meditation practice using a variety of mantra and breath based techniques, an impulse arose to let go of those training wheels; I let go of those wheels, and in that letting go, found what I had been searching for all along.

Undisturbed by the minds idea of what meditation should be, and endless philosophies based on becoming.  Undivided by well intentioned – grade school notions, of what spirituality was supposed to be; I simply – innocently, looked directly into the face of Being.  Naked, undistracted – in absolute vulnerability, I looked directly at the reality of non-experience, and found Soulace in the face of Being.

In loss, there is gain – in gain there is loss.  After losing it all: job, a place to live, close friends – a life; after losing all [my] sophisticated notions of God [me], and Universe – an inch away from the living on the street; I found an authentic [me] that could not be lost and therefore, never be found.

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Here by itself behind all emotion.

Here by itself behind belief.

Here by itself behind all knowledge.

Here by itself behind understanding.

Here by itself without any practice.

Always here – already aware…

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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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Soulananda [Web site]
Bliss Blog [Michael Sean Symonds]
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Something: The Poem…
July 7, 2011

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“Something”

[The Poem]

By

michael sean symonds

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Did you notice,

something is there.

Something simple and silent,

something awake and aware.

Something rarely noticed,

something ever at hand;

the timeless presence of Being

is already

there.

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Did you notice,

something is there.

Something open and empty,

something fundamental and free.

Prior to words or notions,

prior to beliefs or ideas,

something naked and untouchable

is unmistakably

there.

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When you were born,

it was there.

When you were frightened,

it was there.

When you were confused and angry,

joyful or sad,

it was also,

always

there.

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Prior to philosophies of the mind,

it is ceaselessly there.

Without special effort,

Presence

is deliberately

there.

Beyond the sweet and sour,

beyond the ebb and flow.

Beyond thought or method,

beyond feeling or practice,

Presence

is precisely,

patiently,

plainly,

there.

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Did you notice

awareness is there,

simple and silent,

awake and aware.

Previously unnoticed,

immediately at hand,

something remarkable

is choicelessly,

undeniably,

there.

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Did you notice

awareness is there,

something open and empty,

something fundamental

and free.

Prior to words and notions,

prior to beliefs and ideas,

awareness is thoughtlessly,

wordlessly,

obviously,

there.

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In the midst of all happening,

something is there.

Something still and silent

something spaciously aware.

Between bliss and anger,

between lust and joy,

something is irresistibly,

unquestionably

there.

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Did you notice,

nothing is there!

Nothing

becomes something,

something

becomes nothing.

Constantly clear,

alert,

and available,

something
perfectly precious

is spontaneously

there.

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Something is here that

is already aware,

between the “light” and the “dark”,

between the “in” and the “out”.

Without any search,

without any effort,

something is here

that is already

aware.

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Here by itself

behind the noise of knowledge.

Here by itself,

behind understanding.

Here by itself,

behind the noise of perception;

a sense of is-ness

is indescribably there;

the stillness of Being

that is already

aware.

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Who is that you

that is endlessly there,

the one that watches,

the one who is aware?

Naturally quiet,

innocently aware,

it’s the stainless you

who is here,

and surely

aware.

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Untouched by emotion

undivided by perception,

you’re free of thought and memory,

feeling and association.

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Fully awake,

alert,

and available,

it’s here by itself,

the ONE that’s aware.

Without need or motive,

without affirmation or care,

it’s here by itself,

the ONE that’s aware.

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In the midst of this now

you are here and aware;

undoubtedly always,

here and aware.

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Rest in the fact

you are here and aware;

always here,

always
aware.

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Settle in the joy

you are here and aware,

always here,

always

aware.

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Did you notice: Something is there…
June 30, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 W a t c h   t h e   V i d e o . . .

 

 

 

 

 P r e v i e w   t h e   B o o k . . . 

 

 

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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Just released ~ “Something…”
June 19, 2011

 

Dear friends!

I’m very excited to share with you my latest Title and first colaboration!

 

” S o m e t h i n g “

 

I had the honor of co-creating this project with an amazing Photographer and friend Laureen G Pentelescu… “Something” is a prose poem that endeavours to point to the timeless, inspiring mystery and magic we call Spirit ~ to something that lies beyond the thinking mind.

Selectively illustrated with twenty breathtaking, full coloured images; Laureens unique vision and vibrant compositions escort the reader and each verse of “Something” with dexterity and genious.

 And, to make things even more exciting, I’ve produced a short, inspiring video, that includes a sneak peak at some of the words and images you’ll find in the book!  It’s all wrapped up in a song that really inspired me, called “Picture in My Head” by an American Indie Band called Household Names…

Please enjoy the fruits of our labour : )

 

 

 

AND, for a Sneak Peek inside the book ~ Click below…

 

   Something . . .
By L G Pentelescu
     M S Symonds

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