Fucking for Virginity
Being precedes thinking
I used to go crazy over this awakening busyness until I realized what the problem was.
I’m trying to verify something through the very medium that is being verified to be an illusion.
Let that sink in.
You’re trying to think about being in a state of not thinking/non duality through your thoughts. It’s like fucking for virginity.
Realize that you can be simply aware without thinking.
Let it sink in.
We do not need words to know we are aware. If we are thinking about awareness as a concept, then yes, we need the collectively agreed upon sound we make with our tongues that points to this state.
But if we just want to become aware, all we have to do is.... absolutely nothing.
If I am daydreaming about Rihanna can I really say that I’m aware? Yes and no as I am aware, otherwise how can I be aware of anything, yet it is also true to say that there is no awareness in its purest form as I’m basically engrossed in the object of awareness, enmeshed and having lost the witness.
This is what awakening is at its most basic level:
Emptying the mind of thoughts and becoming aware of awareness itself. This is done simply by relaxing into the present, what is here and now in this moment. You are no longer daydreaming as to miss something happening right in front of you.
In fact, when the daydreaming ceases, we automatically become aware of what IS(in front of our face.) This is because the state of awareness is not an act that is achieved but like the Sun(whether it’s dark or day) something that is Always On.
Now try it.
You are sitting there unawakened because you are still making the same error that I cited(trying to understand awareness through thoughts or trying to see awareness through thinking.) Again, awareness is not something we do but something that just happens; something that is always on like the Sun.
Lastly I’ll say that there is a chance that some of us have either forgotten or never knew what being simply aware(which I am arguing is awakening essentially) ‘feels’ like.
Well here’s the goodnews: Again, it’s impossible not to be aware so that means you were aware all of this time; And if awareness of what Is(in front of your face) defines awakening, that means awakening doesn’t change anything in reality, just shifts our perception.
This is why it is said in Buddhism that Enlightenment isn’t an achievement but a realization of what Is. And whether we knew it or not, and whether we get to know it in this lifetime, we already are what we so fervently wanted to become.
There is a joke in there somewhere.