Presence – the ineffable here and now
The passage, “After all, there is no map to anything,” captures so much.
I do wonder though about the call “to rebel against the present order.” I am drawn to the idea but wonder whether we “rebel” most meaningfully when we return to ourselves and deny the “present order” the capacity to trigger our reaction. I’m not thinking of retreating to a hut on the mountain, although I sometimes do yearn for isolation. I’m thinking of a strong and centered person whose actions flow from the core of his being – never reacting, always just acting.
The pathless path…the pathless land. The no-map-to-anything…The Neverland of our
true origin, which is just a breath away. Yes, a single breath, or lifetimes away…
Society – this present order we all know – is perpetually living and reinforcing “away”…
“Away” is the ubiquitous virtue, the only cherished and honored goal…
Away is at the basis of Ideal, that is, Idea turned into Ideal…
I have rebelled all my life against something insidiously wrong which I couldn´t formulate.
First now I realize that what I have rebelled against, was the very Ideas which have moulded our age.
I am redundant but I take it again: the foundation of our Ideas, derive from “away”.
The only thing we commit to is “away from” and “away to”.
Away meaning Absence…- non existence.
How could I ever accept to be turned into a non-existing entity? How could I not rebel
against being consigned to live in a constant “away” from myself?
So yes…struggling madly against absence, I became myself absent, I became
re-active – as there was no one around me to show what I unbeknownst was looking
for – Presence…
The mysterious unspeakable Presence, The True Land.
So it has taken me decades to have glimpses of what “here and now” entails.
To feel the secret of true aliveness.
There are strong and centered persons who act but are still absent, and there are those very few whose inner center is constellated and act in true Presence…this action is pure blessing.
So following and conforming to whatever is “mainstream” perpetuates Absence,
whereas finding your true Self, is to embrace presence.
PRESENCE – THE INEFFABLE HERE AND NOW.