Friday, 19 February 2010

The Wheel Is Come Full Circle: I Am Here.

Words and concepts are all we have to play with in this forum. Yet words and concepts, tools of the dividing mind, will never bring anyone closer to what they already are. Even the clearest of ideas, related with succinctness of phrase and efficient eloquence, fail to describe fundamental awareness, the page on which all words rest, the plate all experience is supped from, the simple being that is before and after and during each thought, feeling, or happening. Words may nudge the mind into giving itself up as king, but whatever story of denial is indulged in, simple awareness is the book in which the story unfolds. You are: that is undeniable. And that beingness, the background for all things and thoughts and feelings that seem to exist, seems hidden; what looks for it is what looks.

In the book, on the page, any story may unfold. There may be a strong urge for the story to move from a destructive one to a creative one. There may be a story of less ego-fear, and more openness; less resistance because of less fear, and more creativity and compassion. Yet however painful the unfolding story may feel, and however strong the desire for less pain is, if there is no one that takes the story seriously, and no one claiming the pain, the pain ceases to be suffering. There is nothing wrong with pain; pain is yet another sensation that arises in awareness, as is confusion, and doubt, and struggle. In life, there is everything. A full life feels everything, and doesn't run away from what might be labeled "uncomfortable" or "difficult". There is nothing wrong, and more to the point, there is nothing wrong with you.

It might be possible to not put so much importance on words and ideas and concepts. It might be possible to just live, openly, honestly, and willingly, with not so much resistance; it might be possible to be alive to any and all possibilities that always exist, now. It might be that a better life is just around the corner, but that life won't involve anyone or anything that is more whole and complete and perfect than what is, right now, for everything is, right now. Anything might happen, and anything is possible, now. Words are the icing. They are not the answer; there is no answer but this, now.

Below is an example of just how useless words are; even the clearest and simplest of phrases may be misunderstood!

38 comments:

Lisa said...

Funny! I love Roxanne. I can relate to this scene- somedays this definitely feels like my life!
I also liked this, "It might be possible to just live, openly, honestly, and willingly, with not so much resistance; it might be possible to be alive to any and all possibilities that always exist, now."

Svante Odmark said...

"Words are the icing." Lovely!

Bernard said...

And yet the mind do not really divide anything with his dividing tools.
Just playing with words to define concepts, just like I am doing now.

No One In Particular said...

Hi Lisa, there can certainly be the appearance of tweaking the story with openness, honesty and willingness! Or just let go and see what happens.

Roxanne - archetypal Eighties movie. What a cast, what a script, what a marvelous character Chief is.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Svante, thanks so much for your visit. What's the cake?

No One In Particular said...

Yes Bernard, yes, nothing is happening but that doesn't mean do nothing!

tom sullivan said...

Speaking of words, I find the end of the first paragraph a bit of a head scratcher, "what looks for it is what looks for it." Is that what you meant to write? At any rate, it is a different take on the matter (intentional or not).

No One In Particular said...

Hey Tom, maybe try not to read it with your head...

No One In Particular said...

And yes Tom, you're right, I've corrected it, copy and paste issue I think. But the not reading it with your head thing still goes!

Fernando Rozas said...

Hi Suzanne,
Lindo verte en UGC otra vez... En cuanto a lo que te llevó allí... Mmmm. Sigo pensando que tu postura y la de Gilbert no son excluyentes. Es verdad que no alientas la 'investigación', pero tampoco la desalientas.
Cierta vez D.T. Suzuki fue interrogado sobre su postura en relación con cierto maestro Zen que insistía sobre la necesidad de la meditación. Suzuki respondió que el mundo era bastante grande como para dar cabida a una y otra posición...
Cheers

Christine said...

"There is nothing wrong, and more to the point, there is nothing wrong with you."

I say this about social anxiety disorder, of which it's premise is the sole fact that one thinks there is something wrong with his or her self (or at least believing that other people are thinking that way). Stop believing that, and you're cured!

I'm liking the videos at the end of your blogs by the way. :)

Ricky said...

Just cut the crap and clever comments; God does it all! Oohps, sorry, even that's a STORY.

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

Hahahaha. That make me laugh hard. Love it!

Hope the story of you is well Suzy.

Leslie said...

"...just let go and see what happens."
Okay! As long as you prrrromise to continue with the movies. :^)
XOXO
-Leslie

No One In Particular said...

Hola Fernando, estoy de acuerdo, y puse un comentario en el sitio de entrada Jason Swanson decirlo. Ellos no son mutuamente excluyentes, y también se complementan entre sí, pero lo principal es ... no importa!

No One In Particular said...

Hi Christine, the story of people beating themselves up for being human is a common one. And I'm liking the videos too! Thanks.

No One In Particular said...

Hi Ricky, the crap can certainly have the appearance of being cut! Maybe it's the story of "God IS everything."

No One In Particular said...

Hi Nicholas, the story is great, bit of a cold, not bad enough to get out of anything though! Hope your story flows smoothly as well.

No One In Particular said...

Hi Leslie, no problem.

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

Well, drink lots of water. That seems to do the trick here.

No One In Particular said...

I could probably manage some extra espresso.

albert said...

Hi No One In Particular,
I really like the way you write. First heard of you on UrbanGuruCafe.com a while back, and visited your blog for the first time this morning. Reading just that first paragraph in this post, I knew I was in the right place. Digging this blog... Thanks!

Doug '1Yogi2Many' McMillan said...

I remember the film well, thank you Suzanne for genuinely making me laugh out loud.

I guess we can only do our best with words ;-)

No One In Particular said...

Hey Doug, good to "see" you, and you're right...it's simple...just doing our best with whatever seems to be at hand. Or maybe failing, or maybe saying "F*** it, just this once I'm not going to try my best at all!" Each of them, equally valid.

Doug '1Yogi2Many' McMillan said...

OK, are you sure you really did 'see' me?

Apparently, I went to see a man known as Tony Parsons, who was, apparently, speaking to a group of (apparent?) people. It was a real happening . . . . . . apparently ;-)

I have to admit to simply being and doing Suzanne, and that is as it is :-)

No One In Particular said...

Hi Albert,thanks for visiting and taking the trouble to comment.

Brenda (betaphi) said...

Bard quotes, photoshots, wise words and videos -- lots to love here. If you could choose only one, which would it be, words or pictures?

No One In Particular said...

Hi Brenda - words.

Ash said...

hahaha

earn more sessions by sleeving! :)

great expressions Suzanne!! thank you for that belly laugh too... :)

S said...

You are lovely Suzanne! Someone like you is bound to generate a certain amount of 'attention', just by being yourself! Such is life. There's no doubt here that you're more than up to the task of embracing all of life's seeming 'challenges'. You know who/what you truly are. It seems obvious here that you can't take any image of 'yourself' and any seeming attention too seriously at all and that you know fine well it's never personal. How could it be? And the 'Wizard of Oz : The Alternative Ending' clip - what a find! Just brilliant. So funny. I'm so glad you're 'out there' doing your 'thing'. (Apparently!) You certainly brightened up my little (dream) world just now, and I thank you for that. Much love to you. xxx

Wellness Education Institute said...

love it, sue!

it's fun to prepave better tomorrows by Be-ing present, Now.

in fact, even if tomorrows never come, the simple act of Present-centered anticipation is a gift that can change one's physiology, Now.

oh, well, i've got to get away from this computer and start sleevin...

Love,
len

No One In Particular said...

Hi Ash, you're welcome. I remember (now) my first belly laugh. Only a few years ago. Absolutely outstanding!

No One In Particular said...

Hi S, much love to you to, from oneness to itself!

No One In Particular said...

Hi Lenny, earning more sessions with you is worth any amount of sleeviing!

No One In Particular said...

Sleeving, that is.

Jenya said...

hahaha love the video clip :)

No One In Particular said...

Hi Jenya, me too.

Jenya said...

:)