Thursday, September 26, 2013

What You Basically Are Deep Down

What we are, you are, I am deep down is this moment right now. You are the experiencer of experience, but the two are not separate. Sure you can say you have had "experiences" (plural) throughout your life, but in actuality there is only one singular "experience", all happening right now. What is now? Look around you, right now! What do you see? Take it all in. Focus on your breath, feel it, see it. Watch it All. Every thought you have, every this, every that. Notice how you easily scan over and understand my every word without any effort or any thought. Notice your body, this biological flesh vehicle that you are and have thoughts about and how "it"(your body) interacts with "it" (your extended body, your environment). You assume things, take note, and write a story with your thoughts. Sometimes it can be helpful (science), other times, if unobserved by your consciousness' awareness of such thoughts, it can lead to insanity, making you feel alienated and afraid of being who you are: Everything. "God". "Brahman". Whatever you choose to call it. Buddha referred to it as "Tathata" or "Suchness", which is the "suchness" of the moment and all that consists of it.





The passage of time is no more than "you" moving throughout "space" and dancing with the props and other dancers... all of which is "you". "All Which Is" is simply energy, energy flowing for infinity, right now at this very moment. The now is eternal, the Alpha and the Omega (the "first" and the "last"). Everything is timeless. Everything is NOW. How else would it happen?





"Eventually, a curious feeling will overcome you, one that is very hard to describe in words. I just said that the origin of the world is now — and there is this odd sensation that now comprises everything: the most distant past, the most remote future, the vastness of space, all states of experience, all joy, all sorrow, all heights, all depths. Everything is now. There isn’t anywhere else to be — there never was, and never will be!


That is why you never were born, and therefore cannot die. You never came, so you won’t go.You were always here. It’s a very curious feeling, so different from what we ordinarily think. In entering into the now, we find the eternal now. We find infinity in the split second."


 ~Alan Watts, What is Zen

8 comments:

  1. Very profound. Have you studied the Tao at all?

    Thanks for sharing your blog with me on High Existence. I enjoy reading your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Lucy! And yes, I indeed have. I am currently reading several books on "it". One of which is The Way of Zen by Alan Watts. Highly recommend.

      Come back soon! :)

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  2. Very Zen. Simple, yet all encompassing.

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    1. Thank you. And that is it right there. It is too simple. We think it shouldn't be, which makes it not simple. :)

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  3. Always gives me chills dude! Sucha solid post

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    1. Thanks Trenton! Didn't know I had that effect on ya ;)

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  4. Living in the now can be one of the hardest thing to do. But I figure it ought to be one of the most rewarding too! True freedom if you ask me. Do you have any more advice on living in the now?

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    1. Practice daily meditation and mindfulness throughout your day. Focus on what is happening. If you are hungry, eat and focus on the eating. Walking, focus on the walking. Etc.

      In the end, you are your own truth and it is constantly moving with the moment, so the only person you can truly ask to help put you in the moment is yourself.

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