We are all aware of moments in life when nothing is happening in our imagination to project upon or expect. We are here, present, and listening with nothing to add or subtract. There is a sense of freedom and completeness. When we go back to the conditioned habit of seeking an experience, however, we restrict our attention to a fraction of the whole.
Experience is just a mental process, and when we stop searching for one, the lack of an object of awareness brings us back to awareness itself. We are simply open to life with no need for an experience. In such moments, the lack of any object of awareness brings us back to awareness itself. There is no one to be and nowhere to go. An object does not exist separately, for it appears only in relation to other already-known objects. To really know something, there must be no reference to anything else; simply awareness, aware of itself, as awareness. Home…
When life is a struggle I know I have fallen back into bad habits. Trying to get something, thinking something needs to change, thinking I need something to complete me in some way; some thing, or situation, or experience in order to be at peace or satisfied. To wake up is to let go of such notions allowing me to know there is nothing I need, nothing to do or to find. The peace is already here. And everything I need has been here all along.
Life is effortless and fluid until we feed the addiction to drama. The character named keshav is better than ever at yielding to the stark knowing that he has a shelf life, as do all concepts.
Self-doubt temporally obscures the Eternal Self. Yet, there is also a growing awareness of the helplessness and futility of thought.
And, a growing awareness that “someone is looking for you.”
Wake Up — Here and Now!