I started out by writing a comment for Bill’s latest post:
What’s age got to do with it?
Somehow it got longer and the idea arose to make it a post…
Thank you Bill, I enjoy your writing style.
I love what Roger Castillo shares:
“The only truth in the manifestation is the impersonal sense I am; the rest are concepts.”
Yes, I say that Awareness is not a “state”.
Water (as we know it) has different states: solid, liquid, gas, plasma.
Awareness is yOur true nature; in experience it itself doesn’t change, it wasn’t born, it doesn’t die, it is always whole and complete, not lacking anything.
We grow/fall into the belief “I am body-mind”, and call it real.
Through suffering and our innate nature we discover:
“I am aware of body-mind-world”.
Who am I? What am I?
It is so simple that mind rejects it.
Bill, what is your experience right now, without engaging your thinking apparatus?
Can you find yourself objectively?
All objects (thoughts, feelings, sensations) arise to you, but you are the only one who is never objectified.
Mind cannot process stillness, and it holds onto “making-sense” for dear life!
Mind is afraid of the light of awareness;
in clear (unconditioned) experience it is seen that the person is a form of hypnotism, a mirage (beautiful, amazing, not to be dismissed).
Awakening to yOur true nature is effortless, it is your natural state.
It is the end of living the assumed “me”.
It is the end of suffering paper tigers.
We overlook the elephant in the room:
“I am” (prior to the arising of mind).
Nothing appears without “I am aware”.
Water takes on the states of liquid, solid, gas… but what are the states of Awareness, you?
Truth is that which never changes ❤️
Mr. Jesus says:
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“I am” is formless Awareness, not a time-bound appearance.
The father is Consciousness, too pure to behold inequity.
“I and my Father are one”.
Bill is Awareness, effortlessly aware of body-mind-world!
Thinking is useful and powerful in this world, but it cannot help you in being yourself.
We need to lay down our tools when they are not needed or even a hindrance.
My words are not about “making sense” but for you to look again, freshly, just for a moment, without using your thinking apparatus. You cannot become what you can never not be: I am aware…
Thank you Bill for giving me a reason to write…
PS: Understanding suffering is such a great gift:
PPS: We are gifted with many wonderful teachers, pointing to the some discovery, undoing different conditionings; Kudos to Life and Magdi, with his gentle and wise words that help me to trust and experience that LIfe is friendly and generous, beyond words.