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It doesn’t matter what happens in this life, only how you react to it and what that says about who you think you are. Yet, what many fail to realize is that living life isn’t about who we think we are…but who we really are. But, in order to realize that, one needs to drop the concept of oneself and just Be the Awareness itself, that is to say, Ourself as a Whole.

With matter being what it is, the world outside, or universe, is only a means, not an end in itself. For there is nothing essentially solid or absolute about matter, according to science. As a Buddhist would say, “emptiness is form and form is emptiness.” But what does matter in the short run is what is really going on behind the appearance of creation…and through us. Who are we, really?

Do any of us, as persons, actually control our lives? Or, does the sensory consciousness that we think and feel we are, and identify with, do us? Indeed, are we not captive to this partial consciousness? To our own fixation of being a separate entity in space? An isolated self? And if personal consciousness, as well as, all form, is emptiness, then it is the happening itself within, and as, emptiness, being consciousness itself, and not anything outside of it, that is the doing. So, if one truly realizes that all is emptiness, then why hold on to anything…to any form, image, concept or personal identity? Being awareness itself would be liberation, enlightenment, the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore, facing the emptiness that we are is the path to salvation.

In watching the mind, one notices a stream of thoughts arising and passing. But who is it that is aware? Not the thoughts, for awareness is before the thoughts. Not the person, for is not the person also just a thought? A projection and creation of the mind? And just because we have a material body doesn’t mean we have to be consciously centered there, establishing a separate self. Indeed, if this is truly understood, then there is no essential quality grounding the person, or body, not to mention, the thoughts. All is emptiness.

So, who is the awareness at the heart of all the emptiness, but awareness itself, whose center is everywhere nonliterally speaking and nowhere literally speaking. And never naming anything, nonbeing the knowing, the doing, the creating itself, such does not need an other…a knower, doer or creator, to tell it what’s what; like evolution, everything would seem to be knowing, doing, creating itself.  In reality then, there is only One Consciousness, Ourself as a Whole. Thus, from the viewpoint of nonbeing or consciousness itself, there is just one happening, not many happenings. There is just one life, not many lives. Multiple thing-events are a creative illusion and projection of the literal mind. There is just emptiness. Emptiness is all!

It doesn’t matter what happens in this life, only that you wake up from the trance of a separate self, seeing through the appearance of things, and selflessly realize We Are Awareness itself; thereby living, even while still with the body, an attitude of nonattachment–and thus remaining free in relation to what arises and passes.

Think on this, and then drop every concept, even the concept of emptiness, or, if you prefer, God, and Be the Totality of Being, Ourself as a Whole.

 

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