I wrote these words some years ago now, they reflect the Truth being revealed through me at that time, and I share them with those of you who may choose to peruse them.
The beginning is now and now is where “I” begin.
“I” am the reader of these words and where my attention is . . . that is where “I” am. If my attention is lost in thought then “I” am not present, but if “I” am watching thought in action then “I” am the intelligent perceiver and it is “I” doing the observing.
When the thinking mind is perfectly still the observer and the observed disappear and “I” am as nothing.
There is only “I” in the universe and everything is a manifestation of the truth-reality-integrity “I am”.
“I” am the eternal moment of creation and “I” emanate-vibrate-echo out of the source. Everything in existence is a manifestation of “I”.
The “Eternal Moment of Creation” is the seed out of which creation unfolds much like a plant unfolds from its own seed. “I”, as individual man or woman, experience this Eternal Moment as the consciousness of “I”, the “Intelligent perceiver” both within and without.
“I” am consciousness, the silent state of awareness that is always present in this eternal moment, here and now. Consciousness is simply what “I” am when the thinking mind-personality-self are brought into the natural state of “alert stillness”, which is a state of “Presence” beyond the limitations of the thinking mind.
How can “I”, the reader, identify consciousness in my own experience? Consciousness is realized as a state of alert stillness and present moment awareness. It is a state of pure and clear perception where there is no discursive thinking taking place and the life is lived free from emotional unhappiness.
The consciousness “I am” is the reality out of which everything in existence is unfolding. In other words every moment that is occurring as my life is actually happening in my consciousness first, before it unfolds as my external life. If it did not “I” would not be conscious of what happens . . . would “I”?
“I”, as consciousness, am now. The now contains no past or future and is therefore eternal; it is the eternal moment. This of course means that “I” am eternal and what is eternal has no beginning or end. To have a beginning and an end there would also have to be a past and a future.
The eternal moment is this moment here and now. What is eternal has no beginning or end, it just is. Everything unfolds out of this eternal moment . . . the now. It does so as my individual consciousness/intelligence and that is how “I” am aware/conscious.
The whole of existence is created out of the “source” in one moment,
“The Eternal Moment of Creation”,
Which is realised as
The human mind can only conceive of the “source” as a void of infinite nothingness.
The Eternal Moment of Creation, which is realized as this moment free from discursive thought, emotional unhappiness and problematic living, is in a state of absolute perfection. It is at the absolute centre of my being, which is simultaneously the absolute centre of the universe.
The Eternal Moment of Creation, being Perfect, is the ‘solution’ that everyone is looking for, whether they realize it or not!
The source is absolute and is beyond any other description but it is not beyond realization.
The eternal moment of creation emanates or echoes out from the source, creating all the levels of being as it flows, before finally manifesting as physical existence . . . and here “I” am in form.
To be in the eternal moment is to be in the state “I AM,” which is also called the state of “being.”
“I” am at the centre and the centre is perfectly still. “I” do not move, “I” don’t go anywhere, “I” don’t do anything but I, myself, think I do.
“I” am perfectly still but from my centre “I” observe all the movement within existence.
“I think therefore I am” is not the truth because when I do not think . . . “I” still “am”. In other words when I am not thinking I am simply being, which is a state free from aimless and problematic thought/emotion and is realised as a state of “presence” beyond the thinking mind. This is the state of true meditation.
“I AM”, therefore “I” do not think” is nearer to the truth because when my mind is perfectly still and at peace . . . “I” am still here, simply being; which is a completely non-problematic state. And so it was said “Be still and know that “I” am God.” One could also say that the state “I am” is the realization of God!
“I” am being and the being “I am” is eternal because it contains no past or future.
Want to be close to God? Then enter the state of “Being.”
Want to know what God is? Then enter the state of “Being.”
To be in the now is to be in the state of present moment awareness. It is to be here where “I” am. It is to be aware of this present moment, here and now, free from any need to refer to the last moment or look to the next moment, neither of which is real. What is real does not die, it contains within it no past or future, the truth or reality behind existence does not have an ending just as it had no beginning . . . it is now.
To be totally aware of this moment is to be free of the last moment, which is the past that no longer is.
To be completely aware of this moment is to be free of the next moment, which is the future that has not arrived.
Only this moment “now” contains any reality . . . past & future are not real for they are not now. The past is dead and gone, it no longer exists, and the only way to access the past is through memory, by thinking about that which once was but no longer is. The future has not arrived, it does not yet exist, and the only way to access the future is by imagining one, by thinking about what could possibly unfold in the next moment.
If I do not think about the past, by reflecting my intelligence onto my memory, then for me the past does not exist.
If I do not think about what could possibly unfold in the future, by engaging my imagination, then for me the future does not exist.
If I don’t think, then there is no past and there is no future, only this moment “the now” remains, and this is the natural state of consciousness or being.
The physical body is always in the eternal moment, always in the here and now, it does not travel back and fore through time . . . does it? So why is it that the mind lives in a past that no longer exists or in a future that has not arrived?
My body is always in this moment, here and now, so if my attention is centered in the body my mind will also be in the present moment.
The Reality or Truth of who “I” am is one small step beyond thinking.
Who am “I”?
“I” am the intelligence behind the thinking mind. When the thinking mind is perfectly still, only then do I no longer create problems in my life. This is because “I” contain no problems. “I” am free of all problems . . . all problems are created in the mind of man and then the intelligence that “I” am reflects off the problems within the mind of man before bringing them into existence as the life I am living.
Who am “I”?
“I” am the intelligent perceiver, the one who perceives existence through these senses, the reader of these words.
Where am “I”?
“I” am here . . .and “I” perceive existence through the senses of this physical form.
When am “I” here?
“I” am here Now. “I” am inseparable from the Now.
The Now is the portal to the source of all that is, has been or ever will be . . . it is a gateway to the divine.
One asks “Who am I?” The answer is discovered in ‘The Five Great Realizations of Truth’:
1. ‘I’ am Now.
2. Only Now is Real.
3. The Now, my Reality, is Perfect.
4. The Now, being Perfect, is the Solution to living.
5. However, what I acknowledge is what I get.
Taking a closer look:
1. “I” am Now. What does that mean? It means that:
Wherever “I” go, no matter what “I” do, “I” do it in The Eternal Now Moment. I exist in The Now. Without this moment here, Now, I have NO existence. Take away this moment, The Now, and “I” am no more.
If my physical form is always in the here and now, not in the past or the future: where is my attention? It is thinking. Where is my attention when I am thinking? Most of the time your attention is lost in memories from the past, and/or imaginings of the future, neither of which are real.
The past is dead and gone, it no longer exists except as a memory, the future has not yet arrived and can only be imagined; meaning that only this moment, The Now, is real.
2. Only Now is Real.
My only Reality is in The Moment, the here and now.
“I” am the ‘Reality’, the real “I” within the word ‘Real-i-ty.
“I” am only being the Real “I” in The Eternal Now Moment.
This I have to realize (real-i-ze) for myself; that I am only being real when my mind is perfectly still and in the Eternal Now Moment.
‘Being in the now’ is my perfect reality out of which unfolds the solution to living.
The task therefore is to ‘be’ now.
To ‘be’ now is to be free of everything that I am not.
The source is the beginning and the end simultaneously.
The source, where “I” come from, could be described as the “Higher.” And the higher always knows and understands the lower but the lower has yet to realise the higher and therefore does not understand the higher.
The creation, existence, or the universe is simply an august idea emanating out of the source as the eternal moment of creation, which is now.
“I” do not think . . . “I” perceive. Where do “I” perceive? “I” perceive in this eternal moment, the here and now. Not only do “I” perceive existence through my senses but “I” can also “apperceive.” By turning my attention inward “I” can observe the “thinker” in action and “I” can observe emotion reacting.
“I am” is a state of “Being”. A pure and clear intelligent state of perception, where “I” do not think, but in the state of present moment awareness when “I” want to use my memory for any practical matter “I” can do so at will without any problem whatsoever. “I” do so by simply engaging my experience of life and living, by looking within my memory factually and practically, without recourse to problematic thinking or emotional unhappiness.
In this moment, here and now, “I” have no past and “I” have no future because my mind is perfectly still and intelligence “is”. What prevents the mind from being in this state of intelligent perception is aimless, willful and problematic thinking, which form as hardened attitudes, beliefs and opinions coupled to emotional conditioning, all of which leads to a reactive existence.
Thought is movement in the mind, a distraction that takes the attention away from this moment, the now. Where there is thought there is also emotion, for thought and emotion are entwined within the psyche of the body and mind, forming a base from which I react into the external world.
Man is controlled by his conditioning and I call this: “the normal condition of living in the world”. It is this worldly conditioning that keeps me, the reader, from realizing “the natural state of life on earth”. If I remove this normal condition from my mind and psyche then and only then do I realise the natural state.
The world in me is thought and emotion. The earth in me is alert stillness, clarity of perception and the joy of being.
“I” am Pure and Clear Intelligent Perception. The impurity is thought, which leads to a lack of clarity.
When the thinking mind is perfectly still “I” am free to unfold as the perfection of the eternal moment of creation.
I react into the world from a psychological and emotional base of likes and dislikes, excitement and depression, expectation and disappointment and what I think of as right and wrong or good and bad. From this base of polarities I inflict my unhappy conditioning on the world around me and everyone on the planet does the same. The result is a world of conflict in which billions of varied attitudes, beliefs, opinions and attachments to concepts, notions, ideas and ideals all clash and collide with one another.
What I am attached to will cause me psychological and emotional pain, misery, suffering and unhappiness . . . sooner or later.
When “I” am in the now, which is also my state of being, “I” no longer react from thought and emotion but instead “I” respond from a state of presence. In this state of presence my attention is centered in this moment here and now, my mind is “still” but my intelligence is present and fully alert, perceiving everything exactly as it is. This is the end of all unhappiness and problematic living.
What is Worry? It is thought out of control . . . thought with a will of its own and it is “I” who observes the “thinkers” willfulness.
Be still and know that “I” am now, and in the now “I” am God or love or being or . . . “I” just am.
“I” am beyond all labels and when I am perfectly still even “I” disappear.
“I”, being in the now, contain no thought and “I” am therefore not attached to anything.
Only thought can take my attention away from the stillness of this moment . . . which is the now. My attention is “I” but thought pretends to be me and calls itself I. The personality thinks that it is I, but it is not because “I” am the observer of the thinking personality and what “I” can observe is not “I” for “I” do not think. There is no movement within me, for “I” am at the centre, in perfect stillness & peace, simply being.
I have to be observed and it is “I” who observes it!
“I” am the light of en-light-enment: the light that dispels the darkness of the conditioned mind.
What is it to realise Truth? To real-“I”-se Truth is to have the direct experience of the real “I”. For “I” am the Way, the Life and the Truth.
Self-realization is Self-real-“I”-zation, which is the direct experience of the real “I”, the “I” that “I” am beyond self.
The only way to realize the real”I” is by removing the false I and the only way to remove the false I is by being the silent witness of its tyranny within the mind/psyche.
“I” catch myself thinking and in so doing “I” dissolve the false I . . . that which is not real but is pretending to be me.
“Be still and know that “I” am God,” what does this mean? It means that when my mind is perfectly still and I am centered in the inner peace & tranquility of my “Being” . . . “I and my father are one.” There is no longer a sense of separation and I now merge with God at the centre of my being.
The truth is that I (the reader) don’t know what God is until such time as I have the direct experience of God. Up to the point of realization all I have is an opinion and/or belief.
There is no God separate and apart from the life “I am” for “I” and my father are one.
Within myself there is a thinking I, and it thinks that it is “I” but “I” do not think, whereas I, the personality/self, thinks constantly like a chattering chimpanzee in the background as only “I” can observe!
The thinking mind is a mind out of control for “I” can observe it squawking like a parrot in the background. It has a self-obsessed comment, belief & opinion to make on every subject under the sun. This “thinker” is like a chimpanzee swinging around the undergrowth of the subconscious mind, chattering on aimlessly, willfully and problematically. It is full of fear, paranoia, indignation, doubt and worry, but “I” can free myself of its willful interference by “witnessing” its ignorant ramblings. This squawking parrot, this chattering chimpanzee is the ignorance of the conditioned self, the I that “thinks” it is “I”. Another name for it is the devil but in truth it is just a “petty tyrant.”
The horns of the devil rise out of the consciousness of man like two great mountain peaks . . . they are the polarities of the thinking mind. These opposite poles are experienced as what an individual likes and dislikes, what we think of as good and bad or right and wrong. They are eminently observable as being separate and apart from “I” the silent witness of it all.
To be the “silent witness” of the ignorant thinker is to enter the stillness of this eternal moment, the here and now, which thought is unable to comprehend . . . and so the mind becomes silent in the peace of being.
The I that is not “I” thinks in observable ways. I can think with auditory sounds and words, visual images, kinesthetic feelings and even olfactory aromas. But none of these are “I” for “I” am the observer of the thinking I, that which “thinks” it has so much to accomplish in a world which it has constructed within the psyche of mankind and consequently as physical existence.
When I am thinking “auditorily” I am hearing the sounds and words of the thinker resonate within the mind. When I am thinking “visually” I am seeing the images of the thinker flow across the screen of the mind. When I am thinking “kinesthetically” I am feeling the emotions of the thinker reacting as attachments to the subjects I am thinking about within the flesh of my body. Sometimes I think in a variety of or combination of sounds, images and feelings but what “I” am observing is not “I”. What “I” am observing is the false I, the great pretender, that which I have become attached to and think of as myself.
In the stillness of present moment awareness my mind is at peace and my attention is in this moment here and now but when my attention is lost in thought “I” am not present. Just as on a damp, dark day the sun cannot be seen and yet we know the cloud cover is acting as a shroud to the bright sunlight which is simply hidden on the other side. So it is that “I” become hidden by the ignorance of the thinker, that which thinks it is I.
There is only one “I” in the universe, there are billions of human life forms possessed by billions of personalities, but there is only one “I” . . . and “I” do not think; it is “I” who appears as all form.
Out of my inner state of stillness and peace arises the simple joy of being; it is the simple joy of being in this moment here and now where “I” am.
This moment, the here and now, is free from all problems and unhappiness . . . unless I, the false personality, “think” otherwise.
All problems and all unhappiness are conditions of the thinking mind, a mind which is not “centered” in stillness and is therefore not at peace.
When all polarities are brought into equilibrium, only then am I centered in the stillness of my being, and therefore in a state of presence.
Stillness is the pause or space between each thought in my mind. The more thought there is in my mind the less stillness there is. The more stillness there is in my mind the less thought there is. When my mind is perfectly still “I” am centered in the deep inner space of my being and this centre is where “I” am.
To be centered is to be in equilibrium, to be balanced, tranquil and in harmony with all life, this is a naturally joyful or blissful state of being . It is the natural state of “blissful-stillness.”
The state of “blissful-stillness” has no opposite polarity, it is realised at the point of equilibrium where happiness and unhappiness (where all polarities) meet, its depth is infinite and in its infinity it is divinely happy!
There is a tendency for negative people to live in the past (yearning for the good old days) and for positive people to look to the future (one day my ship will come in). These are of course opposite polarities but the point of perfect equilibrium transcends all opposites and in the realization of this state “I” live in the now and all is well in my life.
The infinite depth of being begins in this moment, the here and now, which is at the point of equilibrium where I do not live in a past that no longer exists or in a future that has not arrived.
The thinking process is a condition imposed upon the natural state of the life and love within and beyond my form or body.
It is the thinking mind that lives in the past and the future while the physical body exists in the now. The body is unable to move out of the now into the past or future, which means that I have to live in my mind and not my body in order for my attention to be lost in the thinking process. The secret is to bring my attention back into the vibrational energy of my body and in so doing discursive thinking will slow down and eventually cease.
The normal condition of the mind is “thought”. The thinking mind always wants what it has not got and does not want to lose what it thinks it already has. The end result is a mind controlled by “fear of loss” and “the desire to gain”.
Fear of loss and the desire to gain are related to the past and future because the thinking mind wants to hold onto what it thinks it has acquired in the past and it wants to improve on its lot in the future . . . neither of which exist, except as thought. Past and future exist purely as concepts of the mind, there is no past or future in physical existence, which is why the human form is unable to move back and forward through time . . . regardless of how often science fiction would like to suggest otherwise. Every moment is fresh and new because there is only now in which to experience existence.
There is no past or future in physical existence and this is demonstrated by the fact that every moment is fresh and new, like this moment here and now, but only the perfectly still mind can grasp this reality.
People who are “lost” within the conditioned mind (which is the great majority), who are controlled by their belief system and who have not experienced an awakening of their divine “I”ntelligence, will find this teaching impossible to grasp. To them what “I” call Truth is so much nonsense. This is because the Truth of life on earth is unbelievable and totally unacceptable to the thinking mind. Why? Because it is the thinking mind that has to be transcended, divined through and moved beyond before Truth or Reality can be realised. The I that is not “I” has to be removed and like all living things, it does not want to die, it wants to remain in control of your life!
“Being” in the now is not a denial of chronological time. It is an acceptance that my body is always in the now and that my attention, which equates to my state of presence and intelligent perception, is unable to move out of the now except as memory or imagination, in other words by thinking.
The natural state of the mind is alert stillness & present moment awareness, which is experienced as pure & clear perception. The impurity is thought and it brings with it a lack of clarity to my perception, which prevents me from being present as awareness in this moment because my mind is no longer still or alert. As a result my attention becomes lost in thought and emotion.
In the eternal moment, which is this moment here and now, I am free from any fear of losing what I have, I am also free from the desire to gain more than I have already. I am content and fulfilled and yet I am still active in the world, doing what needs to be done moment by moment, which is now. I still live and work in the world and buy what I need in order to survive, but I am free of the worlds conditioning because I am centered in this moment, the here and now, which is the natural state of life on earth.
When I am centered in the natural state of life on earth I can say that “I am in the world but I am not of it . . . for I am the life of the earth,” but mans condition is the world he has created for himself both within and without. Externally man has built a world on the surface of the earth and this is reflected internally by his conditioned personality, which sits on top of his true character and nature. As within so without.
The world is a mirror . . .what I see in the mirror of the world is a reflection of what I am or what I perceive myself to be. Do I, the reader, see fear, anger, problems and worries in my world or do I see peace, helpfulness, friendliness, joy and love. What I see is what I get.
If I have a very dirty window I must clean it if I want to see clearly through it again. If it is perfectly clean it will seemingly disappear and it will be just like looking through an open window! The human mind, like the window, needs cleaning so thoroughly that I return to the state of pure and clear perception. Then there will be no more willful interference from the thinking mind.
“I” fall through the window of the mind into existence as a being of joy and love . . . but only when I have removed every blemish and impurity from the window.
The normal condition of the human being evolves as my individual person or self, which is who I think I am until I am awakened and I begin to separate from my conditioning.
It is the normal condition for my intelligence to be entangled with the personality or self, but in the natural state of life on earth my intelligence is separate and apart from the personality.
The normal condition of the mind is a thinking personality entangled with my intelligence.
The natural state of the mind is a still and centered personality separated from my intelligence, which is “I”. A body, the still mind and “I” the intelligent perceiver, that is my reality in existence.
When my consciousness or intelligence is separated from the personality “I” am in equilibrium, which is a state of being in which my true nature, integrity and character shine through free from any willful interference from the personality.
It is the personality, the self, that thinks aimlessly and problematically but it is my true character and nature to simply perceive things as they truly are and take action in the moment as required.
Thinking is always based on past experience, based on the impressions I have attached myself to and these impressions have formed as my personality, the person I think of as myself. But the personality is simply a collection of impressions gathered over a period of time since birth.
Over the years my thinking accumulates as a layer of hardened thought, which become my attitudes, beliefs, opinions and all my attachments to people, places and objects in the world including my attachments to concepts, notions ideas and ideals. They all create conflict within the world by creating the psychological impression of separation, that I as an individual person am different, separate and apart from those around me.
Throughout my life I am open to a constant stream of impressions and I create an overall impression of life and living based on my experiences (a lifetime of impressions). These impressions imbed themselves in the soft pliable substance of the psyche and over time unfold as my personality or “self.” In other words I become psychologically and emotionally attached to these impressions and I claim particular impressions as “mine.” I formulate a personality based on how I perceive myself to be and all because I attach myself to particular experiences through which I develop a belief system and a self-image; this is the conditioning process.
I am what I think I am until such time as I no longer think . . . then “I AM”.
What I imagine myself to be is my self-image. It is not what I am, it is only what I imagine myself to be, but by the time I am an adult it projects a pretty convincing impression or image through the psyche and into existence. The self-image formulates when I am a child, picking up speed through adolescence and by the time I reach adulthood the “possession” is complete and I believe that I am the self-image, the personality. But the truth is that it is only a condition imposed upon my true nature and character.
There are only two modes through which you can live and operate here in existence. One is as “I” the intelligence of consciousness and the other is through the conditioning of the personality. Either you are the real “I” or you are allowing the conditioned personality to remain in control of you life, which is it?
A negative self-image might think of itself as follows; “I am boring, uninteresting and a loser. I’m not capable of love, I have no value to anyone and I don’t deserve success.” A positive self-image might think; “I’m the best, I am a winner, I succeed at everything I undertake to do. I am loving and I deserve the very best that life has to offer.” The point is that neither image is the truth. It is true that an individual is whatever they think they are, but only while they think they are their belief system/self-image, which equates to their personality and acquired conditioning. When I am in the state of intelligent perception “I” realise that “I” am neither positive nor negative but centered at the point of perfect equilibrium where all polarities meet and “I” am realised.
The point of equilibrium, where all polarities meet, is the point of access to the divine. The word “divine” means “that which is beyond the normal level of experience.” Therefore I have to be in equilibrium, balance and harmony before I can descend into the deeper levels of my being where all truth is realised. This means that I am unable to believe in anything because the moment I attach myself to anything as a belief, I automatically create an opposite polarity to disbelieve in and this creates conflict not only within my own psychic space but also in existence.
It is normal to think that I am right and that you, by default, must be wrong because all I have with which to judge anything existentially is my “belief system.” My belief system is based purely on a collection of impressions that I have formulated over time since the body I inhabit was born, which was in a past that no longer is.
Truth is realised it can’t be believed in, which means that truth is unbelievable, it is beyond belief, and it is also unacceptable to the thinking mind. Why? Because the realization of “Truth” is the death of the thinker along with everything it ever believed in.
In the realization of the now, the eternal moment of creation, I am reborn and to be reborn is to be fresh and new. This rebirth is spiritual and it brings about a transmutation within the psyche, cleansing the thinking principle of all false conditioning and dissolving all ignorance, replacing it with the natural state of intelligent perception, which is a state of “presence.”
To be reborn, spiritually, is to be free from all conditioning, to be free from a mind that thinks constantly, aimlessly, and problematically, with a will of its own.
To be reborn is to be free of a past that no longer exists and a future that has not yet arrived.
To be reborn is to be free of all attitudes, beliefs and opinions.
To be reborn is to be free of the need to judge, interpret, analyze and label everything perceived through the senses.
To be reborn is to be free from all attachments to people, places and objects/things in the external world.
To be reborn is to be free from all attachments to concepts, notions, ideas and ideals of the thinking mind.
To be reborn is to be free from all psychological and emotional pain, misery, suffering and unhappiness.
To be reborn is to be in the now, to live in the moment free from fear of loss and free of the desire to gain and yet, paradoxically, still capable of enjoying life in its totality.
To be reborn is to be in the intelligent state of pure and clear perception, alert stillness and present moment awareness.
To be reborn is to experience a fulfilling life of peace, joy, bliss and unconditional love.
To be reborn is to have direct access to self-knowledge, which is direct knowledge of the truth of life on earth, and to know that “I” am that very life and truth.
To be reborn is to be enlightened, for enlightenment is simply the dissolution of all that is false within myself. It is the end of conflict as a way of life and living.
Don’t look for enlightenment outside of yourself, instead go within, traverse the great divide and descend into the very depths of your being . . . for that is where “I”, the enlightened one, am.
When I no longer want to be enlightened “I” discover enlightenment.
To be reborn is to be at the beginning again . . . the now. The now is also the end . . . the end of what? It is the end of psychological and emotional time, resulting in the dissolution of misery, suffering, unhappiness and problematic living.
By bringing my “attention” to a point of equilibrium I am no longer controlled by psychological or emotional time, no longer swinging between opposite polarities, and being one-pointed or centered in this moment here and now is the state of enlightenment, liberation and freedom from all false conditioning.
The beginning and the end are illusions of a delusional mind, which has not realised that only the now is real.
I was born in the now, I am now, I am reborn now and I die in the now . . . only now is real, but only when I have transcended the thinking mind.
Only ignorance or what is not real can die. In transcending the thinking mind I realise this truth.
In transcending or divining through the thinking mind I move beyond all ignorance and realise wisdom.
Wisdom is the realisation of and communication of truth.
What is real was not born and cannot die.
Existence is not real but neither is it an illusion. Existence is an actuality. Physical existence is actually happening and I actually experience this existence in this physical form but this physical form, through which I am reading these words here & now, is not my reality. “I” am the reality and “I” am the formless “I” or intelligence within and behind the senses of this physical form. It is not this body that is reading these words through the senses, it is “I” and “I” am before form during form and after form. The demonstration of this is in the realisation that “I” have never known a time when “I” was not. “I” cannot remember not being. This is because “I” was not born and therefore cannot die, and this is the state “I am.”
Physical existence is an actuality and my body is a part of this actual existence that “I” am experiencing. “I” am the intelligent state of consciousness, the joyful being who perceives this actual existence through the senses of this body. The illusion is the thinking personality or self, which pretends to be me and calls itself I, but it is not “I” for “I” do not think.
I, the illusion, am the personality that thinks aimlessly, problematically and with a will of its own, incessantly. It is I, the illusion, that has so many beliefs and opinions on just about every subject under the sun and it is I the illusion that reacts, exploding like an emotional “bombshell” in the external world, causing havoc on the surface of this blessed earth wherever I go. Meanwhile, “I”, the reality, perceive all of this from a safe distance . . . for “I” am at the centre of my being. It is “I” the reality behind existence that does not think, “I” simply sit centered in the stillness of my being observing the “divine play” that is physical existence. “I” am the silent witness of it all.
“I” am Love. The love “I” am is perfectly still. There is no emotion in me. The heat of emotion prevents love from flowering and although love is always present at the centre of each life, its bud cannot open fully because the heat of emotion would destroy it. Therefore most people live their lives through the heat of their emotions, which they mistakenly call love. When all emotion is removed Loves bud opens to reveal a flower so beautiful that words are unable to describe its wonder.
“I” am love and my life is a beautiful Garden of Eden in which love flowers everywhere.
A mighty dynamo spins at incredible speed but its centre is perfectly still. The mind and emotions of man are in continuous motion but his centre is perfectly still. When the thinking mind is perfectly still . . . Love is.
A blazing fire lets out extreme heat but its centre is perfectly cold. The mind and emotions of man are full of motion & heat but his centre is perfectly still & cold. When the emotions are perfectly still . . . Love is.
The darkness of the thinking mind can only be illumined, and in time enlightened, by the light of pure and clear intelligence, which emanates out of the pristine stillness at the centre of each being. Its name is . . . love.