Thursday, June 23, 2016
From the position of feeling oneself a person,
separate, independent and autonomous,
the message of Nonduality is synonymous with suicide.
And if one is content with life as it is,
if life is going well for you,
if you are comfortable and at ease,
i would not go near this message.
But it can happen that through
bereavement, accidents or loss,
the promises of our culture and upbringing
are seen as empty and false,
and we start to question the existing status quo.
Who am I?
What is it i call me?
What is it in my experience which limits me?
What are my beliefs, assumptions?
And is this what i am?
Cracks in the armour of our personal self through
upheavals can be a first step
towards a discovery of greater freedom.
An invitation to reality.
And a stripping away of all that is standing in the way
A message of freedom may be uncovered
going through life most difficult challenges.
As we are challenged and are forced
to look further than our comfort zone.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Letting go of pretense,
and all the roles we play.
Letting go of ideals,
ideas and beliefs.
Letting go of
everything we hold dear,
everything we think is true.
As these are filters which
shield us from the raw reality of Life
And in the space which gets created,
by not filling in the emptiness with our noise,
we as it were allow our senses to clear
as we do not rush in to label
whatever information comes in through the senses.
Then there is the immediacy of knowing.
Being the knowing.
we enter a space of not knowing.
As everything appears as if for the first time.
And it does.
There can be a honeymoon at first with this
new uncluttered way of experiencing Life.
Elation, insights, bliss, clarity.
The thrill of being alive
open and unbound.
But then as well there can be confusion and depression
as this blast of freedom can shatter the very foundations
of what we always felt was safe and secure.
We walk on shaky ground.
Not yet used being comfortable
to live without limitations.
Life can as well appear as empty, sterile, meaningless
as the old structures are dissolving.
In this open Space,
unprotected because the filters have gone
also things in our personal make up
of limitations and old pains,
often after years of being in a contraction,
can be tickled and teased to open up by this new freedom.
A whole range of emotions might visit us.
As a blast from the past.
Despair, anger, sadness, anguish.
Or pains or shaking of the body
as energy gets released.
Shedding an old skin can be a painful.
Be sure to know what you want.
Enlightenment can be
more than you bargained for.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What happens when we let go of concepts?
What if we are able to let go of all frameworks
which up to now helped us to navigate this
big amorphous thing we call Life.
( Where we try make sense of the sensory perceptions,
the actions happening around us and through us.)
Can we let go of all beliefs, stories and
the way we think the universe works?
Can we also let go of the Nondual jargon,
the Nondual way we have accostumed to look at ourselves and the world?
( Nonduality almost starts to reek after a cult.
Is it the beginning of a religion?
Words as Nondualism for instance... What is that? )
Words are used within a context where there is a reference point, a duality.
The immediacy, the direct perception is already here,
before words and concepts appear,
and does not need our understanding.
It is the recognition.
moment to moment.
To be present with
whatever is appearing.
No need to cut it up in me and the world
inside or outside
or spin a story around it.
Do we dare to let go
and fall into the mystery?