Die before you die. Let go of all that makes up the “you” that you think you are. All his/her worries and stories, gone. “You” are a figment of your own imagination. A self-spinning mental image that is based entirely upon preconceptions; you are literally living in your head. Whether it be personal stories self-written, political and/or philosophical ideologies, etc., none are truly “there” besides in your head. You create “yourself” internally through the intellect, making yourself feel separate in a world that contains no one-thing in and of itself. The “you” that you create, the individual if you will, is only a small fragment in the wide field of existence. In reality, what you truly are is experience and everything contained within that potentially infinite span of experience, right now.
We have been searching our entire lives for that one thing in the outside world that will bring us closer to “it”. Whatever “it” is… We search through various religions, supposed spiritual truths, money, material things, food, and much much more. Through ages of this, no truth has been left to be found. That is because there is no “dead” truth found in the “outer” world. There is no light at the end of tunnel, the tunnel just keeps going and spontaneously forming different things, which is your experience. Truth is alive, and you are it. Your pain, your anxiety, your happiness, your joy; this very moment you are having right now.
“The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosophers or saviors. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself and that is why you must know yourself. Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self. To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom. And what is yourself, the individual you? I think there is a difference between the human being and the individual. The individual is a local entity, living in a particular country, belonging to a particular culture, particular society, particular religion. The human being is not a local entity. He is everywhere. If the individual merely acts in the particular corner of the vast field of life, then his action is totally unrelated to the whole. So one has to bear in mind that we are talking of the whole not the part, because in greater the less is, but in the lesser the greater is not. The individual is the little conditioned, miserable, frustrated entity, satisfied with his little gods and his little traditions, whereas a human being is concerned with total welfare, the total misery, and the total confusion of the world.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom From the Known
You are the outer being expressed through the inner, and the inner reacting to the outer (even though there is no “outer” or “inner” for it is all one process). Notice this. Watch yourself. Watch how you react. Notice how you seek. See how you blame. This un-watched fragmented you creates the world we have today. The world filled with misery, hunger, endless wars, and the likes. We are all responsible for the sorrow and pain in the world. But this is not an issue, this is a solution. This means that we can change it. Embrace your true nature: everything, the whole of your experience, the totality of it all. Be unafraid. Be. That. Now. This is the coming revolution. This is the revolution of the psyche. This is the revolution of consciousness. It is all up to you.
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@zencowboy, Thank you good sir!
@mallorn, And it also comes at the beginning. ;)
Death is a very interesting topic… Each moment, this moment, we die and are born anew. You know the whole “I am” statement you hear a lot? This simply means that you are being experience and moving WITH it, you change as it changes. “I am” the experience being had right now. And what is that now? It is right now, so just watch it slip away and yet stay. You will forget about it, don’t worry about that. You’ll pretend you aren’t it… but you will come back as all does. Watch how you dance with yourself, slipping away, and coming back.. slipping away, and coming back. That is karma. The wheel of the mind, the ego, the intellectualized you, that “internal” dialogue. View it as if it is that car driving down the street, your mom talking, or your dog or whatever. Once you get out of the idea of “or’s” and “and”s when referring to things and instead embrace it all as ONE “happening”, ONE experience, then you will see. Don’t try to be anything for you can only be what you are. So just be. Simply watch it happen, watch the happening, right now.
Edit: Notice how you “set pins” every moment. It’s as if you are “labeling” each moment you have. You say “I am sad, I am mad, I am anxious, I am this, I am that”. Instead, just let the experience unfold. And if you do happen to “pin the moment”, which you will (even if you are just “pinning it” by telling yourself that you are pinning it), allow it happen. Watch it happen. Allow the frustration to occur. Embrace it all. Laugh about it.
@spiraltouch, Silver? I’m confused haha
@blankey, “Embrace your true nature: everything, the whole of your experience, the totality of it all. Be unafraid. Be. That. Now. This is the coming revolution. This is the revolution of the psyche. This is the revolution of consciousness. It is all up to you.”
The revolution IS now. We are already in it. We the conscious freedom fighters are on the frontline as we speak. Now is the time to find out who are the phony tough and who are the crazy brave!
@zencowboy, Definitely. I’m writing all this shit and still being a lazy 19 year old jackin off with pipe dreams haha. But at the same time I am following my bliss but its just that day to day shit like being neat, meditating daily, doing yoga daily, etc., that I haven’t gotten down yet. It’s weird, I am interested in all of this sort of stuff and understand it intellectually and such, but it’s almost like I’m afraid to put it into practice. Even though there is no real ‘practice’ to it… Maybe I’m doing this on purpose so I can see that which I am not and therefore see that which I am.
@blankey, ah ha. You are in the theoretic or preparation stage of being. Its a natural and necessary stage. The next is the practical or application stage. That’s what your on the edge of it would seem. The poetic irony is that almost all that theory doesn’t come with an explanation of application. And when we’re in the theoretical mind, we need theoretical guidance. But in the application stage there is no more theory. You have to shift all that you’ve learnt to the back of your mind. Just store it and shift your focus forward. Leave your theoretical mind there too. You’re practical mind will know how to apply that theory when needed.
Theory is eyes open and no motion.
Practical is eyes shut and all motion.
Intuition is eyes open and all motion.
Think of it like sky diving :)