22190635kbxuadnffv_ph3Watching the mind, one observes thoughts arising and passing away, coming and going, the mind being ever restless. Thus, in realizing that this cycle and stream of activity cannot be stopped, short of death, one continues to focus the mind inward, remaining still in spirit, and fully accepts the fact that a higher power wills out. One just ceases to control his thoughts arbitrary, allowing himself to just Be. Actually, one never has controlled his thoughts…but only thinks so.

Thus one becomes aware that his thoughts all along have been doing him, he has not been doing his thoughts. And they will not stop…there is no escape from this cycle. Yet, in continuing to watch the mind ever more deeply, one realizes it is awareness that recognizes the thought or sensation, not the other way around…and thus awareness itself comes before thought, before sensory perception. Indeed, penetrating ever more deeply into this, his own consciousness, the sense of being a separate self fades away, the mind becoming completely open, natural and spontaneous to direct or nonsensory perception…to awareness itself. And now, without need of a secondary consciousness or self to tell one who he is, the selfless realization of awareness as a whole, or nonawareness, rests as one’s true nature, being nonattached to things, thoughts, feelings and experiences. One still experiences life as it appears with sensory perception, but though still in the world, still in the mind, he is not of it.

It is like waking up in a dream, and even as we are dreaming, realizing that the dream has been controlling us all along. Therefore, we, as partial minds, do not control the dream; that is to say, we have been caught up in and held captive by the sensation of our own suppressed consciousness or subconsciousness. But now, having woken up to whole consciousness, there is no longer a dreamer, only the dreaming itself…the dreaming as a Whole. For everything happening in the dream is within us and is us…there is nothing outside. We as a Whole Are the higher Power…We Are Awareness Itself.

 The literal and the nonliteral, the sensory and the nonsensory, are now one and the same awareness or I amness, and always have been, no split or division in mind ever resting between them…only the illusion of the senses. Thus the world, or dream, as it appears can be likened to a magic show or mind game, having no lasting or real substance…though nevertheless entertaining and stimulating. But, when being fully awake, nonattached and holy indifferent to all thing-events seemingly outside, one remains free to experience self openly and directly as Awareness itself, that is, as One, Whole Consciousness who just Is. Even suffering can be fused with the joy of such Freedom, as everything becomes positive-negative, not positive or negative, not this or that…for there is no true division or duality in Wholeness or I Amness.

Like a dream, the things of this world pass away and become as if they never were, but Awareness itself, that is, the Totality of Being is always here and Now, the one and only true solid or nonsolid and absolute that Is.

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