Where there is fear there is no life

What I realize with awe is that Fear constantly supersedes our Here and Now. With other words, It keeps us distanced from our inexorable Presence…

So it´s not about understanding Now, but what hampers us from being profoundly anchored in this moment…

The most prodigious Opulence is the Presence of no Accumulation

Is Romance dead?

“People are way too narcissistic and obsessed with FALSE self images and false idols to realize the Truth of Who They Are or anyone else is.

Love and romance imply action – an action which inherently requires one to be Present, living in the eternal Now. Nobody does this anymore, and I fear soon enough people will stop reproducing out of self-obsession and spite.”

– Paul Hopkins

The Future is Now

Presence contains both Time and the Timeless.

Once you have a great connection with Presence, you don´t a need a “future”,
as everything unfolds accordingly…

 

A Lingering Encounter

It came out of the blue.

I managed to “capture” this otherworldly scent in few words:

Your invisible nearness – the story of a lingering fragrance.

Nothing worth mentioning happened outside myself, this so soothing Presence was rather triggered by an immediate insight of sorts…but what a poignant feeling of ease and reassurance…

It was quite extraordinary:

There was no yearning anymore. No guilt. No bad conscience. No sense of shortcoming. A blessed feeling that “I” didn´t need to “do” anything specific, since everything was formerly done. Instead of “doing” I felt I was being “done”…Perfect poise…- there was no distinction between me and Living…

So difficult to put this in words. It was an ineffable peace which somehow had no “content”…

Coincidence or not, I bump into Michael Marsh´s article. His words are truly appropriate:

“..you will see the invisible, hear the unspoken, smell the odorless, taste the uneaten, and touch the intangible. Those are the sights, the sounds, the fragrance, the taste, a life in which heaven and earth are joined and humanity and divinity touch.”

“I feel as if I have dropped into my own life and it fits”.

So do I…

As long as you take your idea for reality, Reality will shun you

Eternity is that dimension of “here and now” which thinking and time cuts out.

She:
Read and reread. Bit of a doozy isn’t it?

Even if I concede to this particular definition of eternity (which is very
one-dimensional if you really think about it), what I said originally still holds, eternity and/or reality is still a matter of perception. What you may view as liberating may prove to be confinement for another. Why restrict myself to just one reality when I may soar in my state of limbo, visiting different realities?

Me:
Aliveness has nothing to do with definitions. In fact, all definitions and conclusions kill Life.

WHEN THINKING IS IN CHARGE, everything becomes flat and
one-dimensional – be it “mundane” or “celestial”.

You take your Concept for the Reality we hereby refer to. After all, you say it yourself: eternity or reality is a matter of Perception…

Bad news: our perception is often false, because – again – what we know is not the reality per se, but the projection we hold as “reality”
Freedom, or, whatever genuinely liberating, can be a terrible blow to the conditioned mind, indeed, a threat for the already confined perception. After all, we love our confinements, we have put so much effort to raise these thick walls around us…

Mind loves its delusions, it likes to indulge in vacuous dreaming, taking its figments – its limbo as you call it – for “different” realities.

That´s what Mind does: it takes eternity for Fata Morgana, and ascribes Fata Morgana eternal existence.

Now, reality is incredibly dynamic; a many-leveled, subtle but poignant presence, but our very concepts and self-imposed restrictions, which can be termed as one word – Ego –, prevent us from this unmediated perception.

I cannot introduce you to “another” reality as long as your vessel is filled
to the brim.

You might not “believe” me, but give these lines at least the benefit of doubt 😉

An older post of mine about Inspiration

Me:
“You challenge me to write at length…” I told her with a blink of an eye that
apparently didn´t get through.

She:
“No challenge…” she answered, “writing is not a competition friend…it is just art, pure and simple, an inner expression brought out for all to see through their own eyes.”

Me:
There was nothing but an innocent joke…really. Who can challenge the real creating process …?

Inspiration – as you know – is a fact.
CERTAIN PEOPLE OPEN DOORS BY THEIR MERE PRESENCE.
The resonance of a single word said at the right place…

When I said “you challenge me” I meant you might inspire me.

Opposites give birth to each other.
Color and the colorless, Night and Day are each other´s fulfilling complement,
swiftly following each other in perfect equilibrium, never struggling to annul each other – like humans do…

Imagine if people understood this grand and beautiful truth…

Where there is Happiness there is Presence

Only the unhappy impose, create conflict, create wars and affliction. Only the unhappy seeks to be right, seeks to find but never finds. Unhappiness creates disharmony, frustration, prejudice.

Absence is the attribute of the unhappy.

Where Happiness is Presence is.

A dialogue between Raunak and me

He:

It is indeed thought provoking and does take more than one reading to comprehend to a fair degree.
Many philosophies point towards letting go of ego to experience true joy. I agree with this thought as far as ego equals vanity.
But the moment these suggestions point towards one’s mind and direct people to aim towards thoughtlessness, I no longer agree.
The way out of pain and suffering is not trying to get rid of the “I”. This method is very difficult, if not completely impossible. The way towards bliss, according to me, is becoming more aware of the “I”, developing the knowledge to identify causes of emotions and becoming a witness to oneself. It does not lie in shunning desires, but in being able to identify the nature of these desires and master them.

That, which is natural cannot be discarded or prevented from occurring. Desires, vanity, ego, fear, love are natural emotions. Freeing oneself from them does not mean that one will never experience them. It means that when they do arise, one knows how to deal with them. Happiness lies in becoming a Master of our emotions, and not someone emotionless.

Me:

You see how easy is to “read in” things I never said.

I never mention in this post something about “emotionless” or “shunning desires” – on the contrary I claim that ego out of fear to lose control, doesn´t stand and hampers true desire and passion. .
That´s exactly what happens: that, which is natural IS either discarded or prevented by the ego from occurring – to put it bluntly – ego cannot stand “natural occuring”

If you “know” in advance how to “deal” with emotion, it means that we know nothing about being sponataneous, and in fact, are afraid of emotions, we are afraid of Life, as life is emotion, a totally unknown, sponteneous and unpredictable movement. .

As a final word in this comment:

Contrarary to what it is ubiquitously said – LOVE IS NOT EMOTION. Love is ineffable Presence.

He:

The final word is something I’m going to agree with

https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/18/what-is-living-a-dialogue-between-me-and-richard/

Back to real Presence

People are not alert, they are not mindful to this very moment; they neither listen nor see what is happening NOW. They live in a state of constant aloofness, always on the run to God knows where, always being somewhere else. They are strangers… even in their own life, strangers even to their bodies.

It is so sad. You may see the most good-looking girls, with all the blessed feminine attributes and alas…you look into their eyes, and you realize with awe that they are not “at home”.
They´re totally uncomfortable in their bodies, they do not accept or know how to deal with their femininity; all their inner and outer attributes are more some kind of an ordeal to put up with, than something natural to enjoy.

It is a horrible nuisance to witness, but women have no real personality nowadays – as personality means presence – and what you see is “the same girl” in all girls around. Speaking and behaving the same way, same cloths, same haircuts, same everything…Due to the fact that women have become so flat and neurotic, we all suffer becoming some kind of freaks.

Women behave like men and men like women. Woman deprived of femininity and man deprived of force and manhood.

People being so absent in their lives, you may wonder how they can ever learn or know anything genuine, indeed, what kind of life can they have when they never touch anything for real…? Well, the bad news is they don´t have a real life, other than some kind of imaginary mise en scene.

They do all the “regular things” in life, yet always remaining in some kind of weird absent zone of sorts, always avoiding this present moment.

It is unbelievable. With these ghosts of people how can we ever speak of a real civilization? How can a culture deserve its name, when real Life is extinct, when everything is a blatant expression of absence and nothingness?

My aim and my concern here is this: we have to let our presence shine. This presence of ours needs to be so powerful in the here and now, so that it can be a living example and a guidance for everybody around to embrace.

We simply have to bring ourselves back home into OUR OWN LIVES.

This is the most vitally important thing we can “strive after”.