Presence.
May 9, 2017

Presence; michael sean symonds

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The Teaching.
April 23, 2017

The Teaching. michael sean symonds

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Love Has No Opinion.
April 8, 2017

Love Has No Opinion

Love has no opinion. It does not find it’s home in the limits of ideas or beliefs nor does it rest in the script of doctrines or philosophies.

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After Thought #58
September 3, 2011

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Natural Awareness:

A restless mind, is a mind that always seeks.  It’s hungry and desperate for power and control.
It seeks safety and security where there can be none.  It’s driven by impulse, illusion and misperception, that something is inherently missing within experience.

When attention rests – not in the mind, but as awareness itself, it can be seen that nothing is inherently missing at the level of experience.  It can be seen nothing is missing in the simplicity of Being.  When attention rests as awareness, it can be seen clearly there is no need of thought, thinking, or knowledge, to be aware.  It can be seen that there is no need of time, effort, or transformation – to be aware.  It can be seen that there is no need of location, instruction, or mastery to be aware.

As you rest as awareness, it can be seen that there is no need of money, merit, or tenure, to be aware of the fact you are already aware.  It can be seen there is nothing to be gained and nothing to be lost.  When attention rests as awareness, you become aware of the fact there is only awareness; you become aware that there was always, already, awareness; alive and awake, alert and available.  

In restful awareness, where nothing is inherently missing from experience, the restless, grasping of an apparent mind can be seen for what it is.  As awareness it can be seen that there is only Being – present; fully alive, fully awake, fully alert and fully available.  And in the fullness of that Being, it can be seen that there was never any need for Mudra, Mantra, Yantra or Tantra.

In restful, vivid awareness, where nothing can be inherently missing, it can be seen that the restlessness of an apparent mind, can be as it.  [You] can settle into natural awareness, and the simplicity of Being; untouched by thought, unrestricted by emotion, unbound by perception, association, memory, intention, or desire.

When we identify with the restlessness of the mind, we will always imagine something is missing within experience, and in doing so, the unbound will appear to be bound.  As we seek outside awareness, denying what is; wishing for what could be, we miss the obvious.  We instead spend time, effort and energy, seeking and searching for a power and control, safety and security – for an apparent wholeness, that all along, was already, always, there – as awareness.

 

[You] and [it] are timelessly one. 

[You] and [it] are already, always, eternally, open and empty, quiet and still.

In the absence of something, everything can be found. 

As awareness, there is only presence – that is Being aware.

In natural, restful awareness the mind and all the mind may appear to be, can be – as it is; all the fears, all the confusion, all the conflict, care and control; all the emotions, thoughts, feelings, perceptions, associations, memories and desires, can be as they are.  In natural, spontaneous, restful awareness, the art of Being spontaneously replaces the art of thinking something, having something, being something and doing something.  The thinking, being, having and doing take care of themselves, unrestricted by the neurotic notions and tendencies of a so-called mind, and so-called person.

In restlessness or calm, agitation or stillness, there can be a space and freedom to recognize a state as a state; it can be seen that awareness is not dependent on a state.  As awareness, [you] can settle in the knowing that you are inherently not any state that may appear to arise or subside, sacred or not so sacred, within that so-called mind. 

As you rest in awareness, let awareness recognize the no-state-state, of restful awareness, where you are already, always, fully alive and fully present.  Where you are already, always, open and empty, quiet and still; where you are already, always, radically awake and wildly aware.

Rest as awareness; over and over, again and again, rest as awareness until the idea that something is missing is replaced by the direct experience of knowing that you are already, always, everything.  Rest as awareness, until the idea that something was lost and needs to be gained, is replaced by a natural, simple awareness, that there is only presence – that is Being aware. 

In the freedom of this knowing, it can be seen that [you] can go anywhere, or no where, sanctified by the wholeness, perfection, and divinity of your own seeing and knowing.  When you settles as awareness, it can be seen [you] were already, always, the canvas upon which the completeness of experience, appears to come and go, happen or not happen; where the seer, the seeing, and the seen are already, always, ONE.

 

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S o m e t h i n g . . . ”   * N E W   B O O K !

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Insight #62 ~ ZEN Shredding…
October 20, 2009

LYFE PIC (138)

 

Be clear about what you need.  

 

We have been conditioned to believe in the sanctity of taking care of the needs of others first.  Learning to practice Self-care first eliminates becoming ungrounded and scattered.  When you can take care of your own needs, you will be ready to take care of the needs of others at a level of unmatched success and mastery.

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A New Way of Being

 

How delicate the gossamer thread of self love.

Most,

love ourselves and others according to the way we were loved.

 

What did we unconsciously learn in that loving or unloving way of being?

What was said, practiced, done, or experienced in that primordial dance of the past that we presently entertain in all our doings?

 

Was it kind, unconditional, patient and steady?

Was it spacious, timely, steadfast and warm?

 

In those moments;

in those pivotal moments,

between the sweet and the salty,

were our minds and hearts nourished and informed by seeded words and actions of tender compassion, patience and Presence?

 

Or,

 

were we determined in other ways by voices inside and out,

of dissonance, discord and determination?

 

 

Now is a new moment in time,

a time for old ways of being to depart.

 

Now is a time for unlearning.

 

Now is a time for recognition, reconciliation and realization.

 

Now,

is a time for a new way of Being.

 

 

Will it be warm and vulnerable?

 

Will it be courageous and consistent?

 

Will it adore, appreciate, comfort and embrace?

 

Will the thread of its weave value and protect,

cherish and sustain Self and all “others”?

 

Will it be forgiving?

 

Will it be the impulse and expression of a new beginning;

 

a new way of Being?

 

How can you take care of yourself in better ways?

 

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Awareness…
May 18, 2008

Awareness;

 

Unattached,

 

unshaken,

 

lucid and silent.

 

Alert and peaceful,

 

Unafraid.

 

Without desire,

 

ever present.

 

 

 

In the silent mind of awareness

 

things come and go.

 

Infinite beginnings,

 

immortalized endings.

 

 

 

With awareness;

 

the “I” dances in a field of innocence,

 

pregnant with possibility.

 

The “I”,

 

sits and watches,

 

as it slowly sinks into the motionless,

 

timeless,

 

expression of it’s true Being.

 

 

 

Thoughts flow,

 

the “I” does not respond.

 

The real “me” loses interest in their comings and goings.

 

I am deliberate and intentional,

 

my commitment is tireless.

 

 

 

 

As pure awareness becomes Self awareness,

 

the “I” becomes empty,

 

in the here and now;

 

Perfect,

 

Whole,

 

Complete,

 

One.

 

 

 

The Only Wound…
April 2, 2008

I touched the only real wound I have tonight. 

I felt the grief

and

the cut

of my separation from God. 

I’ve known the pain and the suffering,  

the confusion and doubt of this great loss, 

and

tried in vain

to

fill

this

gap. 

I’ve muffled the feelings, 

the sadness,

and

the fear, 

as temporary pleasures

feed

a hunger

that

grows inside.  

  

I touched the only perceived wound we have tonight. 

I witnessed the love and the safety,  

the connection and the hold of her delicate touch on my life. 

She swung me to and fro, 

and  

like a playful child, 

I rode the illusion of an endless dance; 

of

in and out, 

of

here and there, 

of

coming and going. 

  

For a moment, 

I lost my wound tonight.

michael sean symonds ~ ZEN Shredding       

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