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Pointers to Now

Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:25 pm

I had this ridiculously funny insight last night. I realized that Now is Now, and that I am Life... right Now. :lol: The whole of my life story suddenly came to light... all those years searching for MY LIFE NOW.... looking in books, in people, in things, in experiences.

LIFE NOW is all there is. And I AM IT! The SEARCH and busyness that I have been consumed with seems so incredibly, amazingly ridiculous. Like the absent minded professor who looks for his glasses while they're sitting on top of his head all along. Or... a fish swimming in the ocean who becomes self aware and then wants to know what sea life is. Or.... well there just isn't a good enough example to describe the ridiculousness of this awareness.

All the books, tapes, seminars, videos, teachers, gurus, masters...

I just want to yell at the top of my lungs...

DUH!!!!!!

so then it hit me... why keep reading, why keep talking, why keep studying, why do anything? NO REASON AT ALL.

That's the beauty of it. As long as I don't search for myself THERE (wherever there is) then it makes no difference whatsoever what I do. I can keep reading, studying, talking... whatever... fully knowing I'm not really learning anything that I don't already know... or discovering anything that is worth discovering... or accomplishing anything significant or meaningful. The nothingness is everything and the everything is nothingness.

It's really funny because after this hit me last night, I had this moment where my ego absolutely freaked out. There was this huge.. NOOOOOO!!!! that came forth. Like... No, this can't be all there is. There's gotta be some kind of EXPERIENCE worth pursuing and reaching for. There's gotta be something MORE!!!!

And I saw, deeper than I ever saw before, how absolutely freaked out the ego was at being with Nothing... at Being Nothing... at no longer seeking. I saw how it hides in addiction, in busyness, in avoidance, in ANYTHING to keep from just being still. The stillness, to it, is unbearable.

I have never seen it that clearly before. I never saw how identified I have been with THIS THING that is absolutely terrified of Nothingness.

Wow!

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Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:13 pm

I'm still tripping out on this... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I see ET's messages, over and over and over and over... the same thing over and over... Now... Now.. Now... BE HERE NOW... BE HERE NOW.. BE HERE NOW.... LOLOLOLOL!!!!

And the mind says, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind reads another book and asks, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind listens to another tape and asks, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind gets together with other minds to discuss now and asks, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind re-reads ET's book and asks, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind, confused, wonders about now and asks "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind, totally perplexed, scratching head, asks "Really.. now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind, frustrated, picks a fight with another mind. Then, after the dust settles asks once more, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

and on

and on

and on

and on

After years and years go by, the mind has this sudden a-ha, "Now?"
ET: Yes, now.

The mind, unsatisfied, continues to search.
ET, all the while, continues to say... you guessed it.... "Now."

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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Post by din » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:40 pm

That's the beauty of it. As long as I don't search for myself THERE (wherever there is) then it makes no difference whatsoever what I do. I can keep reading, studying, talking... whatever... fully knowing I'm not really learning anything that I don't already know... or discovering anything that is worth discovering... or accomplishing anything significant or meaningful. The nothingness is everything and the everything is nothingness.

Adyashanti:

The most difficult thing for spiritual seekers to do is to stop struggling, striving, seeking and searching. Why?
Because in the absence of struggle you don't know who you are: you lose your boundaries; you lose your separateness; you lose your specialness; you lose the dream you have lived all your life
.



"Just be here now".

When you try to be here now, you are not here now... The fact is, you are already here now before any thoughts or judgements come in...
When you realize you are not separate from the now the ego dissolves...
It is the "end of suffering" that the Buddah calls enlightenment
.
:)

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Post by din » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:42 pm

I'm still tripping out on this...
Still more story in the now.

But a beautiful story.

To be enjoyed by no one.
:)

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Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:48 pm

din wrote:

To be enjoyed by no one.

:cry: :cry:

WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

sniff sniff

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:48 pm

And I saw, deeper than I ever saw before, how absolutely freaked out the ego was at being with Nothing... at Being Nothing... at no longer seeking. I saw how it hides in addiction, in busyness, in avoidance, in ANYTHING to keep from just being still. The stillness, to it, is unbearable.

I have never seen it that clearly before. I never saw how identified I have been with THIS THING that is absolutely terrified of Nothingness.

Wow!

WOW!

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:53 pm

The One Consciousness is peace, gentleness, aliveness, intensity, and joy.

Deep peace and aliveness is joy.

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:56 pm

The mind, unsatisfied, continues to search.
ET, all the while, continues to say... you guessed it.... "Now."

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
:lol:

"It is always Now."

(ET)

Who we really are- is The Now.

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Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:58 pm

Chelsy wrote: Who we really are- is The Now.
Now?

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:08 pm

The Now is timeless.

It is the space in which all is allowed to be.

Not "now" in the sense of time.

Now in the sense that there is no time.

One eternal Now.

It is always only just this moment.

This.

Not this this this.

Just this.

Always.

No time.

No mind.

Space.

The Now is Space.

Free as in

Free!

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Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:12 pm

Do you mean... NOW?

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Post by din » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:27 pm

Your own true nature is here and now as that undeniable sense of being and awareness.

It is all that is.





What is enlightenment?

That which is here before and after the question arose.




We are not to take our thoughts too seriously, even truth thoughts. The masters laugh a lot for they see the joke.
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Post by myself » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:51 pm

din wrote:Your own true nature is here and now
HERE and now? Wait a minute... I thought the answer was just NOW. This complicates things.

Must ponder HERE.......


hmmmm......

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:53 pm

Great Post Din!

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Post by Chelsy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:57 pm

Hey, who's monkeying around?

Oh, it's just myself.

(Here's a "naner") :lol:

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