Hold the list up to the blowing wind
Freedom is synonymous with discovering the many camouflaged layers of accumulated "shoulds" and "should not's" which keep us contracted on the level of thought and from flowing authentically.
This feeling is unmissable - overtime it manifests as a sense of claustrophobia, pent up frustration & resentment and a feeling of misalignment.
When we look closely at this collection of rules it is quite plainly a strategy we hope will deliver the most love from the others and maintain or improve our current safety net - two things in life we mistakenly believe we will die without.
It is for this reason we are so reluctant to hold the list up to the blowing wind and let it go.
Until, one day, the recognition of their toxic undercurrents becomes unavoidable and finally inspires brave change.
And then we wonder what took so long.
An attachment to outcomes and pleasure is what keeps us looking out there through the filter of thought, into the future. This inevitably keeps us unable to see, to Be what we are right now, to know our completeness and self contentedness directly.
In any moment if awareness lands on the obsessive thinking about the future, the thought "my happiness, my completeness is not to be found in pleasure or pain" may arise and cut off the thinking, leaving us, maybe only for a moment, right here and now.
Just stop and Be.
This is love and peace
The recognition that I can't do anything unless it is God's Will is simultaneously the realisation of my unbroken connection to Source.
This is the end of the notion of separation. This is love and peace.
Change of experience
Profound insight or realisation has to translate into significant practical change in our every day living experience. Otherwise, what's the point?
Don't you agree?
A night dream
In an instant, out of nothing arises a world scene, a beach setting maybe. Sun rays warming the skin, waves lapping, sand underfoot and body tingling breath gasping as water slowly rises. Seagull floating across horizon, maybe dolphins frolicking.
The individual objects, all the people, the main character too, ocean, grains of sand, seagulls and umbrellas all experienced as many and seperate.
Analysing a dream though, essentially we know, that they are all intrinsically One with, and part of, the spontaneous arising in the mind of the dreamer.
The nature of a dreamer's mind is Consciousness, and the dream manifests as a creation in that mind, made essentially of consciousness, not seperate from consciousness and witnessed by consciousness.
The dream is experienced from the perspective of the protagonist in the dream, as if consciousness is flowing through its eyes, and sometimes the perspective changes as if witnessed from out of body, however it happens that's how the dream has been created to be experienced - all the while experienced by the only consciousness there is.
The main character, thinks what they are destined to think, moves as they are destined to move, feels as they are destined to feel, all according to the divine script of the dream. The characters have no independent existance outside of the dream regardless of what the character is forced to believe as part of the dream. The storyline of the dream unfolds just like a play or film.
And then in an instance the whole dream dissolves, subsides back into nothing. The protagonist is gone, ocean, seagull too.
Consciousness remains the content gone.
Ready for another dream to appear.
Enjoy your day ~ dream willing
A beneficial belief?
We are bound to repeat activities we believe are beneficial.
Comparison for example.
No need to practice love
We are all already perfect at loving, no need to practice love,
we are just not very practiced at not resenting and not craving.
Speech of Belief in Doership
"I wasn't in control of the beginning and I won't be in control of the ending, but I'm definitely in control of the middle"
~ Belief In Personal Doership
Freedom in Seeing
Eventually we can't help chuckling at how time and time again we See, that our uncomfortableness with life is a commentary which insists the actions or behaviour of the other is the problem.
And in this moment of Seeing there is freedom.
IT is so close
All this talk of God, Consciousness, Awareness, and such wisdom phrases which says "God and you are not two" and so on and so on - just words for a time.
Has it ever struck you, like a lightning bolt, that what is being pointed at is the very formless yet palpable thing flowing out of your eyes right now, the thing reading these words, the thing having the experience you call 'your experience', could that actually be "The Consciousness" that is so highly spoken of?
Could it really be that intimate? That obvious?
Of course, how could it not be, of course here it is, right now, not out there but here, so close that it is what I Am.
Happiness is Attitudinal.
We all know this, it's just easily forgotten, and today is remembrance day.
Pain and Pleasure are Circumstantial; Happiness is Attitudinal.
Giving back a belief
That awesome moment when you realise, that belief you bought came with a receipt.
The consistency of Being.
What really satisfies is consistency towards the inconsistency.
What's at our core is ever present, unchanging and self-contenting in daily living.
Complementaries not contradictions
In theory the sun stays still and the earth moves; in practice the sun rises and sets.
In theory the earth is round; in practice we live life as if it is flat.
This is paradox. It is not so much about picking one OR the other, but rather one AND the other.
They are not contradictions but rather complementaries. Like two sides of a coin.
Understanding what is; the nature of life, is about holding seemingly opposites as complementaries.
Each moment is a spontaneous timeless creation independent of the previous or next;
however in practice it is a creation of time and space, cause and effect, enjoy.
It's pure Grace when we surrendered our Will, realising all of life is pure Grace.
You can't make a wrong decision.
However, the outcomes will not always be what you want or like.
Relax, it's not as important as you think.
The love for pleasure
We love pleasure! Turns out better when we just like it.
Commentator in the head
and the 'Employee Of The Month Award' goes to (again) .........
The Commentator In My Head
Congratulations, and thanks for your dedicated hard work, it feels like you never go home.
You really should take a holiday!!!
A gift for yourself
You give yourself a great gift when you don't judge others for how they are.
As soon as resenting stops loving can start.
When it comes to the question "Who am I?" ......probably the most significant bit of information the intellect can receive is the following:
An answer to this question will never be found in thinking.
There is a field of Being which lies outside the spectrum of thought. In this field YOU ARE the answer.
The answer to this question will never be found in thinking. If you see thinking trying to understand what you are, trying to work it out then know that this activity is keeping the answer at bay.
Just Stop, and BE.
Jesus & Buddha
Jesus and Buddha were exclusively talking about a very personal happiness in daily living for you and me.
"Happiness for the human being is continuous unbroken peace of mind regardless of the circumstance you find yourself in.
Happiness is not to be found in the flow of life but rather in your 'attitude' to the flow of life.
The troublesome attitude falls away when there is a continuous recognition of your unbroken connection to Source."
~ Sri Ramesh Balsekar
Holy smoke and mirrors
The simple obviousness that life is unfolding the only way possible in each and every moment is obliterated by the deep deep presupposition that we exist as independent entities with independent volition.
If a butterfly loses a wing then no question of it flying.
On the other hand, no human has ever lacked any component required for continuous unbroken peace of mind. It's our birthright.
Cause and effect
The spontaneous realisation that cause and effect is illusory was caused by a conversation which suggested this is so.
Peace of mind?
Is your desire for peace of mind disturbing your peace of mind?
Today, maybe eat ice-cream, chocolate or your favourite food - and enjoy!
Losing one's temper
To be at peace, we must find ourselves at peace with losing our temper.
It's perfectly normal.
Drop and see
Drop into the Heart of Being, the meaning of everything changes instantly.
Peace & Love
Many activities that need doing during the day will not be our favourite.
What a shame to let this make living less favoured.