All that is ever happening is this:
Thoughts and Sensations (seeing, smelling, hearing, touching, tasting) arise within Awareness (what we refer to as emotion is a combination of thought and sensation).
All thoughts and sensations change constantly; awareness of the changing thoughts and sensations remains regardless of change. Awareness of changing thoughts and sensations (or awareness of not being aware of changing thoughts and sensations), includes awareness of the thought "I".
There is no time in which this Awareness has not been present. If you think that is not true, find it now.
You are Awareness.
Don't take my word for it. Find whether or not this is true in your direct experience.
Now, what problem is there?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Your default setting is wisdom and peace.
The only thing that ever covers over your experience of spaciousness and peace, in any moment, is believed thought.
You don't need to do anything to become what you already are. It is only thinking that suggests otherwise. Don't believe it. Just leave it alone. It will pass.
Love is what we all are. Not the feeling we call love (though that may come and go), but Love as the space that allows everything to be as it is. There really is no choice in the matter.
Just rest - right now. Don't trust the thinking - the story - that suggests there is something more to do. That story (believed) is the very thing that keeps you (seemingly) caught.
Just stop. Leave everything alone. Leave all thinking alone - no matter how horrendous or sublime. All thoughts are leaves blowing in the wind - no matter how beautiful, they are already dead.
Rest and realize you are the alive space-awareness that is the Knowing of all of this at this very moment.
And, when in doubt, rest some more.
Posted by Vince Flammini at 12:39 PM