Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Look Again...

     To see clearly, or to have pure clarity of perception, does not require understanding. Understanding is of the mind, and the mind cannot understand that which it is not.

The mind is not clarity, it is not the seeing of what is, the mind is what comes in and comments after the event - so to speak. The mind has an opinion which pops up after the seeing! The mind makes an attempt to understand what has already been seen or has happened. The fact is, clear seeing has nothing to do with understanding. You don't have to understand anything to simply be what you already are, and see what is.

What are you? You are what is unfolding. What is unfolding? This is unfolding. If you are sitting and reading these words then sitting and reading these words is unfolding - drinking a cup of tea is unfolding, driving is unfolding, a noise outside is unfolding, work may be unfolding . . .

Whatever you are doing is simply the unfolding of what is

Then the mind jumps in and claims it as its own.

Do you see this?

It can be very tricky to see this. This is simply unfolding, but the mind comes in and makes what's unfolding its own, it makes (and takes) what is unfolding - Personal. It turns the unfolding moment into something personal - "I'm doing this" or "This is mine" or "I know that!" You get the idea . . .

Nothing is personal except when thinking makes it so.

In other words, when you attach yourself to what is unfolding and call it me and mine, then for you it is personal - and what comes with personal attachment? I'll let you think on that!

There is, of course, nothing right nor wrong about what is or isn't personal. Just be sure that you see with clarity the difference between simply being the unfolding of what is unfolding, which is this, and being personally attached to what is unfolding.

Yes it's true to say that all there is is the unfolding, and when the mind stops trying to understand everything guess what happens? It falls away, the mind falls away - and what is left is - what is.

What is is Presence, it is Being, it is simply the unadulterated unfolding of nothingness as everything. This is it! It's unfolding right here, right now - this is it . . .

So, don't try to understand the unfolding of what is, just be aware of the desire to understand; what wants to understand what - exactly?

You think you are your thoughts and feelings? Look again . . .