Sunday, September 14, 2014
What do we meet when we meet someone, a friend
or a casual contact?
What is it that resonates in us, or makes us recoil
and turn away?
How could we recognize anything if it did not
already correspond to something alive in us?
If it would be alien we would not recognize it.
When we fall in love with someone it is our own openness,
oneness and depth we fall into.
If we meet the anger and irritation from an apparent other
it is only recognized because it is already known to us.
We simply recognize everything as it
comes into our field of awareness.
It only becomes a problem for an apparent individual who
creates a story that what appears should be different.
We resist and react.
But if we find fault
we only make observations about ourselves
as Nisargadatta and Emerson are aptly telling us:
"First realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself
and stop finding fault with the reflection."
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world
is a confession of character."
We only ever meet ourselves.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Debates and discourses in talks and satsangs
can at times trigger the notion,
in the one listening,
that there is a someone who should or could
understand the subject matter.
It might even at times bring up resistance
and hence reinforce the felt separation.
Is it possible for the
mind/person to understand This?
While all the while what is attempted is
to point to the fact that there is no separate
individual in the first place.
There is only this open aware something
in which and as which all is happening.
The freedom of being nothing and none.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
What changes after the illusion of being
a someone has fallen away?
What is different when the personal
energetic contraction has evaporated?
Well actually not much.
Before things were just happening
and after things are just happening.
An illusion is gone, that is all.
But...an illusion is real
before it is seen as an illusion.
Therefore the illusion of being a someone
who is in control has an enormous influence.
Because of this belief we think and act
as if we are responsible for our actions.
And we are trying our level best to make our lives
successful, happy, prosperous, comfortable, meaningful etc.
And we become frustrated, irritated, upset, tense,
( in other words we resist )
if life is not going the way we want.
What if we had no control over any of this and never had?
Do we choose our genes, DNA, our country of birth
or our gender?
Do we choose the events, calamities, actions happening
to us, or the people we meet?
Do we choose our moods, our depressions and irritations?
And do we choose our thoughts and inclinations?
Or are things just happening?
What if there never was control?
When the belief in this illusion has fallen away
we fall into the openness of life
In free fall.
When the personal contraction
has nothing to hold on to anymore
we surrender to unknowing.
Like a child carried by its mother.
Like a leaf blown by the wind.
The bliss of letting go.