'We' seems to fit. Sounds silly. Not easy to explain. At a certain level of
awakening there does not seem to be a suitable word for 'the self' - because
it is realised that there isn't really a self. (That is a very big subject)
Krishnamurti used to say: "The speaker..." Others spoke/speak in the third
person. Neither are easy for the listener to follow.
That is where my inquiry started. I felt enslaved by my emotions. Anger came
up when 'I' did not want it to. So in effect, I was out of control, and
being controlled. So I embarked on an investigation to investigate everyone,
and every one of the different parts of myself. With being completely
devoted to the subject, something popped - and it all became so obvious - to
the point of: 'how come I did not see such an obvious thing before!'
Then I tried to share the new realisation. And, as they say: "That is where
the trouble began." (Said with an Indian accent.)
On the journey I felt sure 'I knew.' Then another phase when I thought that
what had thought was true was no longer so - and I again thought I knew.
Then I realised that thinking that I know was the barrier. When I thought I
knew, I was no longer open for anything beyond what I thought I knew was
After travelling around the world, a few times, and witnessing for myself
things that were thought impossible by my Western friends, I realised that I
did not know anything. Anything I thought I knew, was just that - a thought.
Once I let it all go 'something happened.' Please do not ask what, because I
do not know. All I seem to know, is, what is not. I seem to know what I have
come through, but not where I am. In fact, I do not think it is possible to
'know' this moment, only to live it. And it keeps changing - moment to
moment to moment to moment to moment. Until I realised - there is no such
things as the moment even - there is only is. Another very difficult thing
Just met a friend in the market who had his martial arts teacher come over
from Taiwan to do a workshop. My friend stood, and watched, with his own
eyes, people attack the master. Without the master touching them, at all, in
any way, the attackers went flying across the room. I have also, in a less
dramatic way, witnessed such things. This master says it is all about love.
It is. That gets into the unexplainable again. All is love - whether we
realise it or not - all is one.
... feel open to hear, feel, and take as a hypothesis with which
to experiment, the things you read .... If you assume you know already, then
what is the point
Repeat. To have anger, for most people, is 'normal' and, even, healthy.
To think the anger is to do with what is out there is sick. Normal, but
sick. What is considered 'normal' on this planet is very sick - compared to
As we keep saying, we are very limited in our experience of reality.
Reality is nothing, nothing like we think it is – it is much, much bigger – and so are we - to say the very least.
Ever since our conception we have been investigating. It is our nature.
There are stages of brain-training, and, the process is continuous – if we will let it. Usually people close off after reaching a very elemental stage – which is very basic, and more to do with survival than actually living. Not only close off, but react negatively when something new and unexpected comes into their lives.
Sometimes, they can watch with their own eyes, and still not believe what they are seeing – because the mind has ‘made up its mind’ that it is not possible.
There is much, much to life than we are realizing. We are much, much more than we are living. And our potential awaits us – all of us. Some are more ‘advanced’ - even at birth; some more than others find it easier to expand – and we all can.
When you listen, or read, do not disagree, or agree, just be there disconnecting from the mind that is attempting to tell you what you are hearing is true or untrue. The mind, although vast in its capabilities, is very limited – and does not and cannot know anything at all about anything that is beyond its capabilities.
Our brains are in constant motion. Most of the time what it is doing is just processing old experiences into information that can be adapted to what it perceives as the moment. So it usually limited to the past, and the information with which it has been programmed. But it is capable of much, much more.
Be in the moment, and let in what you are seeing, hearing, and thinking.
If we are not disagreeing or agreeing when we hear something new about our capabilities, our mind is being given the opportunity to expand. If we take it as a hypothesis, and experiment, we can expand into those attributes.
This gets very nebulous, and I am not going into it deeply here.
There is no reality as such. Individually and collectively, we make it up, and it manifests as reality to us. If you can think it, it can happen.
I do realise this is a stretch for most – but please, just let it in.
When iron boats started to float; when metal planes started flying; when electricity was discovered; when phones came into use – it was because someone thought that they were possible. So they did. And the required materials for the construction came into being. We created them.
And we can do anything. Anything.
There is an American TV program called: ‘The Dog Whisperer.’ - Cesar Millan.
http://www.cesarmillaninc.com/ He walks on to a property that is guarded by a vicious dog – that bites everyone who comes through the gate. Not only does the dog not attack – it often runs away. How so? He ‘knows’ it is possible, so it is. Same with snake charmers, and genuine psychics – and anyone who is exceptional at what they do. They have ‘got it.’
Our possibilities are endless.
It is just up to us to be open for endless possibilities.
If you are open, every time you read, watch, or hear of such a gifted person, your brain adapts, and you are that much closer to another level of your potential.
Have a wonderful day,