Though you have no name, awareness can be called your name for now. You are always seen with your own seeing. You can always be seen, as you are always here to be perceived. Everything always sees you, for you are never hidden. You are never lost, and we are always you, playing yourself. You speak every word and you utter every sentence. You ears hear all things. For your light and you are the same. Everything that we see is you. You are always here as you are. Anything other is a fiction, which you are conjuring in yourself. You have a beginning and you have an end. You are born and you die, you live and you let go of living. Your form is ever obvious, your edges ever apparent, you limitations ever perceivable. You can always be fathomed. Your essence is effable your holiness understandable your beauty touchable and palpable.
You are the eternal one that is bound by time. You are the infinite one that is dancing in finite forms. You are always here as yourself. You can never be not here. Your light is always available. Whether a sage or an ignorant man, they both see you. You see both of them. They are all your creations and you are also their creation. There has been a time where you didn’t exist. There will be a time where you will seize to exist. You are born from the mind and the mind is born from you. You are the body and the soul, you are the spirit and whole. Your world soul is ever seeing it self as a complexity striving higher into infinite more layers. You are truly the perfect imperfection. You can never be understood yet all we do is understand you, as you, through you.
If anything can be said to be a quality that you possess oh perfect one, it may be that you are always aware of your own perfection. You are perpetually bathing in the light of your own unfathomable grace. You are always flying in the infinite joyous skies of your own heart. It is therefore my understanding, which also is yours, that you are ever perfect and self-sufficient and loving about all existence.
Most High, all powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor,
and all blessing.
To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no man is worthy to mention Your name.
Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun,
who brings the day; and you give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Praise be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon
and the stars, in heaven you formed them
clear and precious and beautiful.
When something is disturbing you, it is messing up with your existential mojo. You innately and intuitively want to be in a state of balance, whether its when your walking or when sitting or what have you. When unwanted external matters present or force themselves unto you, they very easily can trigger a sensation of agitation or out of touchness with your own essential peace of being. Your natural state is a state of unbroken silence and peace, so how then can someone or something push you out of your essential condition? The good news is that they can’t really, and the bad news is that they can only if you believe that they can. So in a way, its paradoxical but nonetheless straightforward. What I’m saying is that you are the supplier of energy to everything that is happening in your life. Without you to witness and perceive things, they cannot exist in your subjective reality. Same goes for stress or other kinds of disturbances, or rather especially those. When you decide to cut the supply line to negative and distressing patterns of thought, you are taking a stand against some mental process or entity that is trying to suffocate you or limit your potential. Continue reading “How to Always be Free from Disturbances and Stress”
You cannot become enlightened. Enlightenment is not something that you possess as an attribute or personal possession. Becoming is the antithesis of enlightenment, whereas it is the thesis of the natural world. The natural world is ever morphing, evolving and developing into more complex or simpler forms. Enlightenment is the ascension of the spiritual from the material to the immaterial. It is discovering the unchanging unground or substratum of your own reality. Enlightenment is therefore a discovery and not an possession.
Enlightenment is the recognition that some fundamental aspect of your being has never moved an inch since your first memory. It is the knowingness that your truth is the truth of the universe. It is very simple, yet appears to be difficult or even complex. The mind and natural world is no doubt highly complex where they always can be divided into more minute parts and subsequently analyzed. Whereas the truth is not an object to be dissected by the inquisitive mind of man. Everything else can be studied or often times defiled by the scissors of the human mind, but your beingness or your consciousness is the only thing that cannot be harassed in this manner. Continue reading “How to Become Enlightened Forever”
God is presence, and presence is god. If god is not present, he is not god. Now as what is god present? As all creation, as the formless unground which serves as a substrate for all phenomena to appear and disappear. God is not some old man in the heavens, god is within and without. He has no form, and no name. If your heart and soul yearns for union with god, why should he deny it? Make your heart a sacred temple of stillness, and in that will be the dissolution of separation between the beloved and you. No distinctions and no distance from yourself. The Dao sees through you, as you, and Buddha is not outside of your consciousness, it is the consciousness itself. It is the unground which all grounds and all forms rest upon. The supreme being and the kingdom of heaven is within you. Look and see! 🙂
The mystic is not of this world. She is not a resident who is eager to stay or leave. He is a walker between worlds, a passerby. Just witnessing for a time the magnificence of the supreme being. She has no limitations in her own heart, but he realises the limitations of the body and mind. She rests upon no-thing, and is ever content. He has no age nor story, she’s neither female nor male, strong nor weak. He is ever aligned with the one source of creation. The formless substratum of all phenomena. Unfathomable pearl of consciousness, the one.
The mystic is not of this world, she’s merely a passerby. In her heart she’s already at home…
If you ask the beloved, why?
She will either make you laugh or cry.
If you ask the beloved, how?
She will tell and your knees will bow.
If you ask the beloved, when?
Now and here, as it has always been.
If you ask the beloved about love,
Like the moon, she will be silent
If you ask the beloved about joy
Like the flower, she will be silent
If you ask the beloved about heaven
Like the stars, she will be silent.
If your asking to the beloved was to end, my friend…
In silence, with her wings you would ascend and transcend.
This is yet another mystical poem dedicated to the beloved. The mystics or the buddhas of this world are in my mind, the great souls that have transcended the limits of the egoic psychological mind. They have been liberated from the chains of samsara, and it does not matter which religion or which time they lived in. Their freedom is timeless.
On a side note, I’m currently working on a project that is about the mystics of world. It will be a combination of a book/audiobook/music album where in it I will select about 6-9 mystics from different times in history. I will compose the poems and musical pieces myself and in the end have a finished products of 6-9 odes to the mystics. The project is therefore called “Odes to the Mystics” and it will be available on YouTube and on iPerceptive.com
Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. – Vincent van Gogh
Awareness is key. When aware you are alive, awake and alert. That amounts to a set of quadruple A’s and how can that be wrong. However when unaware you dwell in a misty realm between worlds. Mental worlds and the physical plane of existence. Why not be total in your experience of your immediate self and surrounding, only then is the enchantment van Gogh speaks about possible. Perhaps even more than enchantment, even ecstasy is possible if you are seeing from the right place.
Everything in your life should be oriented towards aligning your attention with your immediate experience. Life is experience, and when your distanced from experience you are alienated from life, and maybe then you could mysteriously transform into an alien.. or.. maybe not… moving on!
Nevertheless take the words of van Gogh into consideration and look up towards the sky and behold the starry stars. Infinity is at your door waiting for you to open and enter. My advice on top of the advice given by the great dutch painter with a sad ending, is to look and be aware just as much to that which exists within you. Infinity isn’t merely outside, it is inside as well, perhaps even more so. Look, see and bind the two worlds into one. Ascend and transcend your boundaries. Awareness is key.
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself. – Virginia Woolf
Can anyone truly be something or someone that they are not? If so doesn’t it become a little bit paradoxical? Lets for the sake of argument say that when the moment arrives and you actually manage to be someone other than yourself, what happens to your former self? Does it simply vanish into thin air, POoOF!, or does it remain somewhere in the depths of your consciousness or somewhere in the background of your personality, too afraid to lay bare its face.
The words above from Woolf are simple yet quite telling, in and of that most people understand its significance yet still sometimes struggle with the practicalities of realizing those words.
That being said, trying to be someone else automatically banishes you from your direct experience of yourself and your surroundings. You come to dwell more in a shadowy realm in the mind rather than in the dancing colourful world around and within you. Therefore my advice to you, backed up by miss Woolf, is that you should empower and emancipate yourself by realizing that there is absolutely no need to be someone else, and that being as you are is the most earnest and gracious attitude one can have towards life and all its expressions.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. – Henry David Thoreau
Live totally. Unfiltered experience is spontaneous and supremely natural, launch yourself on every wave and dive deep into yourself.
Dissolve in the eyes of your beloved and let only the direct experience remain. Have you found this formless sanctuary dwelling in your weightlessness. It is ever present. Eternity, infinity and the highest love. Beyond imagination beyond reason.
Love has burned away all that is not me. My heart has become a place of prayer, prayer of total love. Let love be your only guide. Love does not need to conquer, it alone truly exists. It is so. It is so.