I am just listening to stillness.......

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I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by CCBCPA » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:35 am

To the gaps between the words.........

Aware of being aware of .......the incessant chatter of the mind

Aware of stillness
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Post by kiki » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:54 pm

That's great, and that's enough.
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by CCBCPA » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Be aware of how the mind considers stillness/awareness not interesting.
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Post by HermitLoon » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:42 pm

First there is Awareness -
Then there's no Awareness
Then there is...
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by CCBCPA » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:12 pm

The mind is always looking for problems to solve, something to look at from all angles, discuss and use to enhance the me story.

But we are more than our thoughts, more than our life story, we are a field of awareness that is watching the mind, not being controlled by the mind.

We can use the mind when we need to and we don't need the mind to be "on" all the time. We need to find the off button to the mind's chatter.


Small bits of NOW awareness in between being lost to the mind chatter is what most of us are doing. We just need to go on with a daily life and try to make the gaps of awareness longer and longer. Try to find the off button to the mind chatter.
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Post by great2be » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:10 am

Try to find the off button to the mind chatter.
This is just the next self created problem or task that keeps me from realizing my true nature.

Awareness is what I am, the thoughts that come and go are not, and I have no need to do anything with them whatsoever.
An imaginary seeker, seeking an imaginary goal.
Realise the nature of imagination and the fallacious effort ends.

Have you ever seen a dog chasing it's tail?

What happens when the dog runs faster?

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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by piercej » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:39 pm

I dont mean to hijack the issue on this thread, but while we're at it, i was wondering if some people could give me their best description of spaciousness. I feel I am comfortable with stillness, mostly from observing a plant or tree or glass of water, and feeling the comfort of that existence within, but spaciousness has been the concept i feel least in tune with. im okay with not being able to understand it... fully wrap my brain around it, but as of now i feel almost totally unfamiliar with the concept.

thanks as always everyone,

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Post by Juno » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:31 pm

i was wondering if some people could give me their best description of spaciousness
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by thinking of something you create an entity and by thinking of nothing you create another. Let such erroneous thinking perish utterly, and then nothing will remain for you to go seeking!
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by CCBCPA » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:04 pm

Words ...... explanations...... are too limited to describe the unlimited

They can only be signposts
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Post by Webwanderer » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:25 pm

piercej wrote:I dont mean to hijack the issue on this thread, but while we're at it, i was wondering if some people could give me their best description of spaciousness. I feel I am comfortable with stillness, mostly from observing a plant or tree or glass of water, and feeling the comfort of that existence within, but spaciousness has been the concept i feel least in tune with. im okay with not being able to understand it... fully wrap my brain around it, but as of now i feel almost totally unfamiliar with the concept.
No doubt you are right on words being but signposts, CCBCPA, but signposts have value so long as we don't tie ourselves to them.

Spaciousness, to be understood, must be felt in consciousness. And this sense is known in presence, clear of mental activity and analysis. With this in mind consider the world you observe, not from behind two eyes, but from a sense of looking in upon it.

First close your eyes and sense a general perception of the state of your body, the sense of its energy and aliveness without employing descriptive language to identify any sensations. Just be aware. Rest there/here a few moments to get a clear sense of physical beingness.

Now open your eyes and take that same sense of general perception and sense the environment at hand as internal beingness. No language or labels, no past or future, just a clear sense of present being. See all that you perceive as content within you/awareness. Take a few deep breaths and rest in clarity of non identified consciousness.

The perspective of spaciousness is related to the content of what's currently present and varies with the conditions at hand, such as being in a small room or outdoors. Spaciousness is a perspective of/within awareness.

My signiture line below is an exercise in spacious being.

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Post by CCBCPA » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:57 pm

Thank you WW for your amazing instructions to find a portal to the NOW.

Yes there are portals to the NOW.

I am having a day where I need to find a portal.

I have deadline for an IRS audit. Im the accountant.

Mountains of paper to photocopy and review and tab.

Everything has to be sent to auditor by Sunday night or he disallows the
deductions.

This is the challenge to do the work and stay in the NOW.

Because if I stay in the NOW I will do a much better job.

I have to be aware and not identified as I watch the mind do its work?
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by eagle2phoenix » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:11 pm

Thanks for the stillness, CCB.

It is now 9 pm.
I am seated by my window.
My boys are doing some work together.
The breeze is blowing gently through the open window.
It is cool now because it was a cloudy day with lots of rain.
Earlier I was feeling anger arising when one of the boys was naughty.
I just let the anger rise and let it go.
Now I am ... listening to the chatter of my boys
and the silence between.

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Post by HermitLoon » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Thanks for the sharing E2P :D

May I?

We have had about 2 feet of snow over the last 3 days and the neighbor Dad is getting tired of it.
As he came out, looking angry, and started removing the 6" from last night, his 6yr old daughter came out - looked around with delight, climbed up on a 7 foot bank and sat there, looking around and gently patting the snow.
Her gaze became fixed on a nearby tree and she walked over to it and gently patted the bark while looking up at the branches. Then she wrapped her arms around it and gave it a big, long hug.
As she went back to the bank she saw me grinning as I watched her and her face lit up as she shouted my name, then rolled down the bank, ran across the street, and gave me a BIG hug!

Does it get any better? :D
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by CCBCPA » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:48 pm

Who is the me that is listening to the stillness......
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Re: I am just listening to stillness.......

Post by HermitLoon » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:26 pm

Neti, Neti - no "who", no "me" (no thing).
Words don't work.
"i" don't know.
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