Friday, 29 January 2010

This Comes With Seeking You: But There's No Remedy; I Shall Answer it.

That quote usually attributed to St. Francis, "What you are looking for is what is looking", really nails it. Nobody will believe how simple this is. Nobody will believe there's nothing different, nothing special, nothing changed about awakening or enlightenment or whatever we're calling it today. There are a lot of handy dandy pointers, along the lines of "what you are is awareness and everything arises in that", or "what you are is present awareness, nothing more," or "you are one without a second". They're all concepts. These words are concepts. The seeker's frustration obscures the utter simplicity of what is. And even the obscuring is what is happening, now, in present awareness.

There can be looking for what is, or there can be what is. There can be a lot of tweaking of the story of life; there can be therapy, meditation, recovery, healing, looking at one's life story nakedly and accepting it all; these things may provide an open mind, ready for the message that what is sought is exactly what is right now. Yet there need be no readiness. You are what you are, timelessly, right now. There's nothing wrong with the tweaking, the healing, the changing of a life story from a "destructive" one to a "creative" one. But awareness is immortal, unchanging, not bound by time, not confined by space, taking up no space in fact, for space is just a convenience, as is time. As are thoughts. It doesn’t matter, therefore, what arises, as it’s all just a play for its own sake. So no matter what thoughts are doing, or whether you’re “getting it” or not, it’s all happening just as it must, for no particular reason. When the big “letting go” or “ah ha” thing seems to happen, all that is really plain; and the St. Francis quote makes perfect sense, both to the mind, which is finally in its somewhat more auxiliary role, and to awareness itself, which was always looking anyway. It all loops back around to the simplest of simple things: instead of looking for looking, there is just looking. And life is just as it ever was. Oneness is known to be awareness, the only thing; the content, just energy, and feel free to rename and hone those particular concepts.

You are this. You are this now. Whatever thoughts are flying, whatever feelings are strumming, whatever sensations are pulsing, whatever actions are unfolding - this is it. "You" are "there". We "all" are.

I'll bet Jackie Chan is too busy for an existential crisis. He CRAZY!

19 comments:

msayers said...

Big smiles! :) Slap chop!

Have a wonderful weekend, Suzanne.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Mike, you have a good one too Mr. Perky!

Genju said...

I think I peed myself watching that video! Now that's enlightenment! LOL!

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

"There can be looking for what is, or there can be what is." ~Suzanne Foxton

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

Thought you might like to see this: http://whatistheanswerandwhatisthequestion.blogspot.com/2010/01/creating-space-creates-game.html

No One In Particular said...

Hey Genju, the video was definitely the most important part of the blog entry. Jackie Chan...he the man!

No One In Particular said...

Hi Nicholas, thanks for quoting back at me the thing that so many people can't believe.

Fernando Rozas said...

Sí, Suzanne, es ‘fácil’. Últimamente, encuentro muy útil el indicador ‘no hay separación en ninguna parte’. No hay posición desde la cual ‘yo’ pueda hacer (o dejar de hacer) nada porque no hay ninguna separación: UNO sin segundo. Creo que este es un ‘insight’ muy fértil. Yo soy el mundo, el mundo es lo que yo soy (a propósito, ‘yo soy’ es un palíndromo perfecto, ¡puede leerse desde ambos lados!).
Creo que lo decía Krishnamurti. Es maravilloso penetrar finalmente esta aparentemente elusiva cuestión.
Warmest regards
Fernando

No One In Particular said...

¿Era eso o U. Krishnamurti J. Krishnamurti?

Qué resuena aquí, con el ego que no ha dejado bastante, pero se disfruta, es "no hay ninguna diferencia." Pero nadie lo va a creer ... sobre todo si han estado buscando durante muchos años de aparente!

Gracias por visitar Fernando.

Fernando Rozas said...

Jiddu Krishnamurti: "You are the world; the world is what you are".
'I' and the 'world' are identical.
Cheers

No One In Particular said...

I like that one. Jiddu always seemed very frustrated and disappointed with the unfolding story...but that, like everything else, is just as is must be!

DJH said...

Love the Jackie Chan clip - it is a great parable for the plight of the seeker...except, in that case the glass facade would be greased, and the effort on the part of the one falling would be ten times as great!

No One In Particular said...

Hey DJH, what I get from that clip is "jump into the void even if fear arises." Or else "maybe stunt doubles aren't such a bad idea!"

Wellness Education Institute said...

soooooooooooooo much fun, this world!

even these crazy Saints (are they chan-ting) have some-thing to say!

Love and smiles,
len
:)

No One In Particular said...

Lenny...forget about it. Colts all the way!

Melsic said...

A tree grows. It has no reason for growing, it is growing. I live, i have no reason to live, i live. There is no just, just would imply that there is more. There is no more. There is this moment, with no attachment to the outcome.

Thank you for inspiring this thought process within me.

No One In Particular said...

Hi Melsic, you're welcome, and it's a good one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne,

How are you managing to write all of this stuff and a book at the same time? I can't wait to read it, but I really hope I'm ready to appreciate it properly.

I'm currently still under the illusion that I need to look for something somewhere else. That I need to seek something. I was under the impression that the whole enlightenment/awakening thing would save me from my day to day shit. This isn't true is it? Is it just a realization that there's nothing more and nothing special, deal with it?

AAARRRGGGHhhh!

Sorry, this is all rhetoric.

W.B.

No One In Particular said...

Hey WB, not sure how I manage. And maybe - just maybe - relishing the day to day stuff can happen. But probably not if that's the goal!