Thursday, 13 May 2010

It Hath Been Taught Us From The Primal State, That He Which Is Was Wish'd Until He Were.

All that needs to be known is already known. There is nothing mysterious about not being able to unravel the mystery. All that can be here, is here; all that is, is; all that is sought is exactly what is, right now, right here. The form of "what is"often seems lingered upon, pondered, sifted for meaning, and turned inside-out for sense. The sense is not found in the form, although the beauty is. The sense is found in the most fundamental whisper of existence; that there is any form at all, that there is any thing at all, is significance that defies all the screaming sub-sets of life's story: the search for purpose, the pursuit of truth, and the quest for resolution. It is so easy to get caught up in these pursuits, for the mind roves and wanders, endlessly unsatisfied; to engage in action, convinced the outcome is the point; and to fret over outcomes outside of the small sphere of influence all egos attempt to maintain. None of the particulars matter, none of them. What they might be is always open to interpretation, repression, mental blinders, transference, and all the other veils the mind puts onto what is. And yet this mind that wants things tidy, that wants it all figured out, that wants to put eternity into a box and call it mine, this mind and ego is what is, as well.

There is nothing more that needs to be known than what is here, all of existence, and the small yet miraculous tools that apprehend it. What you are is not some limited goal or some fleeting life, drowned in the vastness of the universe. That small manoeuvring creature that sometimes wears the mantle of Everything and is named John or Pervez or Maria is not what you are; you are that vast everything, or silent, unquantifiable nothing, and John or Pervez or Mary is an astonishing and extraordinary convenience. The vast cosmos is nothing as well; all of it depends upon its apprehension, by each apparent small parcel of consciousness. Just that it is, is enough. Just that anything is - that is the secret and purpose and meaning that is searched for by each small and seemingly cordoned-off nugget of awareness, and it is a privilege - for no one - to even have the opportunity to search. Many minds have collaborated to envision an ideal of humility and absolute acceptance as the perfect parameters within which to live a life. Happiness through service is lauded as the best way to be. Yet all ways to be are, and all perceptions perceive as they do, and that is just as it must be. What the perception seems to be, whatever that is, is the icing.


The clip is from Antz, a kid's film for grown-ups. "Z" is the narrative character, voiced by Woody Allen. His summing up is a perfect example of the story the ego tells itself when life, just as it is, somehow becomes enough.

17 comments:

Nicholas (Conscious Flex) said...

*Does a little dance*

tom sullivan said...

Like the "whisper of existence" metaphor.

Julian said...

Just to be - aah! x

The Rambling Taoist said...

I believe that the purpose and meaning of life is...life (whatever that is).

Colleen Loehr said...

Powerful, clarifying words... thank you. The "need to know" is an imaginary need that has created many sensations of stress and dissatisfaction within me. The instant it is recognized that there is in fact no need to know more, or to figure something out, or to find more meaning than is already here, then the presence of peace is suddenly palpable.

Great video clip too- thank you for this post!

No One In Particular said...

Hey Nicholas - *does a little Riverdance, badly*

No One In Particular said...

Hi Tom, thanks.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Julian, and if just being is just done without thinking it to death - AHHH!!!

No One In Particular said...

Hi Rambling - yes.

No One In Particular said...

Hey Coleen, the need to know, the lack of need to know - both still nothing!

Shamash said...

OMG OMG. I love this post! I've shared it on my blog in a different way too! And what a wonderful clip from Antz. I watched that film ages ago. I love it when the camera pans out - it's exactly what this blog is talking about. We're make a big deal about things that are a big deal on one level, but on another level, are not a big deal at all! Love it when the ant says 'and I've been working with a new therapist. He's brilliant. He's been getting me in touch with my inner maggot" Love it so much :D Thank you Suzanne!
Shamash

No One In Particular said...

Hey Shamash, making a big deal of it, not making a big deal of it...same thing. Glad you liked the post!

Leslie said...

Hi Suzanne,
Your 'path' of washing the knife -- revealing what is -- sure sounds appealing.

No One In Particular said...

It would have made more sense if I'd been peeling potatoes! (Revealing the potato...even more apeeling...)

Oh, I DO apologise.

Christine said...

Nice :)

No One In Particular said...

Thanks Christine.

Wellness Education Institute said...

hello, No One!

it's AllWays a pleasure to tap into sOmmmmmme of your Insights.

it's interesting that an ant named "z" ended up on the "a" team, and even more interesting that the drama experienced by his colony is but a blip -- next to an earth-bound water-fountain and a temporary garbage pile -- in relation to a Larger Spectrum.

i (for one) LOVE the way that you re-mind us that there's a Bigger world out there (In Here?), and that no one (literally) has no-thing to worry about.
:)

Love, len