There is only now. Now is empty like a mist, but when seen as an I of the mist appears solid. In our experience, mist and smoke are dream-like, insubstantial, nonconformist in phenomenal experience. We learn to be afraid of the smoke that hides the truth, obscures clear seeing, serves no purpose, and is the … Continue reading Fear of NOW
The cycle continues. The cat mouse game carries us along as two. We are enlightened or deluded. We assume the game's rules are clear that upon enlightenment, the delusion will vanish, and we will be one. But that is a thought in a dualistic game with no winner and a never-ending cycle of suffering. We … Continue reading As two from one in zero
Exposure to Koans is recent in my journey but has proven to be invaluable. Just a mere reflection of what on the surface appear to be unsolvable riddles, unearths my deep-rooted patterns of thinking. The chooser of me that I have identified with for most of my life is exposed again for what it is. … Continue reading Tripped up by the chooser
Even after a deep and profound awakening experience, the loop resumes, as it must. That is life. The waves go in and out. The cycles of life, birth, and death, happiness, and sadness come and go. Life is our essence manifest. That is what it is to be wet water. It is a loop by nature. It is the cycling of experience, another lap on the track. But for the seeker, it can be frustrating, stuck in a loop with no way out, no way to stop, no finish line.
It’s not what I see or how I see but that I see. In this stillness that is aware, everything appears, and I am aware of it. There is an I that knows how and why and what, but what sees I is a conscious still space that is aware that there is awareness of … Continue reading Brilliance of Stillness