Sunday, November 19, 2006

You are the timeless.

Have you noticed that as you age you don't feel any older.

As people age they usually find it quite amusing, they feel the same youthful person while the mirror tells quite a different story - that the body is aging. This is because you are not the body - you are the awareness of the body, and awareness doesn't age, it was never born and will never die, it's ageless and timeless, is eternal and so are you.....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The unspeakable.

"You can't speak about that which is prior to speech".

This is the difficulty that is Advaita. It points to 'THAT' which is the current state prior to language develpment, even now - so all language fails here.

I read a statement by a language professor who said, something to the effect, that language forms (or supports) our beliefs. In this case that is true. When we say 'I breath' or 'I see' it leads us to continue to believe that we are responsible for these actions. If that were true then who is doing the breathing during sleep? No 'we' are not doing the breathing, seeing, hearing, digesting or any of the manifold bodily activities that go on twenty four hours a day, while we seemingly get on with life - as John Lennon sang - "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". And even the 'other plans' are not in your control - they are just happening.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

No need to become who you already are.

There is no need to become anything or anyone. We are already who we are, we couldn't be otherwise. The problem is that most people want to be someone or something else, different in some way. Seeking or becoming is avoidance of seeing that we already are who we are. We are the way we were intended to be, not that it's fixed, it evolves. We already are the self. So what are we looking for? Once that's acknowledged, even philosophically, then the question is what we are, and it doesn't take long with close inspection to see that we are pure subjectivity - presence/awareness.