Friday, October 30, 2009

Giving Credit Away

The expression of gratitude and acknowledgment for people working together in a team or any other environment is the natural movement of awareness. When we are not defending a personal identity, there is no focus on self or other. No longer is there a power struggle or taking a stand in who gets credit for what. All credit is given away in the expression of gratitude and acknowledgment for others and their contributions.

With the recognition of who we are as the natural, basic state of awareness, everyone and everything is equally important. There is no longer a division between anyone or anything. With the wide open view of awareness, you see what is needed in any given circumstance and what will be the perfect thing to say or do. A natural coming together with complete gratitude and appreciation is the soft, gentle and innate kindness that is recognized in each person when it is acknowledged. In each short moment of relaxed awareness, accessibility to supreme wisdom is available now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Inherent

You don't need to have any ideas or expectations about recognizing awareness. You are perfectly fine just as you are, nothing to change and nothing to make better. By giving yourself a break and allowing yourself to relax when you remember to do so, you tap into a great inherent ease and well-being. Simply by resting as clarity for short moments repeated many times, you come to understand yourself as the stability and natural presence of the Basic State of awareness. There is no learning required to know the fundamental condition of awareness, it is equally pervasive in all appearances, and is our true nature whether we're recognizing it or not.

Inherent: Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute

Monday, October 26, 2009

Open love

Avoidance of relationship begins with avoiding your true nature, the basic natural presence of awareness. By focusing in on points of view and taking them to be real and solid, they seem to have a power to direct our actions. Wide open awareness has never been bound by point of view. The nature of the Basic State is naturally loving and inclusive, never judgmental or caught up in its appearances. Right here in each moment, awareness is free of right or wrong. Awareness is forever open in all relationships. In each short moment of allowing oneself the opportunity to relax, we give ourselves the gift of acknowledging who we are, the Basic State of Awareness.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It is that simple

Human beings have a natural presence that is innate, it is called the Basic State. All appearances of the Basic State are its dynamic energy. The only way to know the Basic State is to relax for short moments repeated many times. There is absolutely no searching necessary. Whether you are recognizing it or not, the Basic State is. It is that simple.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No longer confined

I used to be afraid of what others would think of me if I offered my opinion in particular circumstances. I also didn't want to feel rejected if I didn't say something right. Often times, I would hold back and not request certain things that I saw were needed. This was all based on wanting people to like "me," and wanting to be accepted and to fit in.

When you rest and gain familiarity with the natural presence and soothing energy of the basic state, you recognize your fundamental identity is not solid and includes everyone as your very self. No longer is there any limitation or fear because we are not defending a personal identity any longer. The fullness and complete perfection of the basic state of awareness has never been confined by any point of view, including "I." The only way to understand this completely, is to rely on the stability of what never changes, the stability of our inherent natural presence, the basic state. True relating begins with recognizing this in our self first.

To recognize means: know, put a name to, remember, recall, recollect, admit, be aware of.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Warm sunlight

Following after point of view is first painful for oneself and then it is painful for others who are interacting with you in your immediate surroundings. By repeatedly focusing in on thoughts, emotions, and experiences, it is by habit that these points of view have been taken to be so real. They have been taken to have a power in and of themselves to guide our actions. With a short moment of total relaxed ease, wide open awareness is your experience whether you are recognizing it or not. Complete gentleness, natural presence, inherent kindness and compassion is the unchanging basic state which is always relaxed, always carefree, always wide open and free of any point of view. Just like the warmth of sunlight filling the sky, awareness outshines and evaporates all clouds no matter how stormy. Perceptual openness takes place when point of view automatically dissipates in the sky of their true nature. This is wisdom in action.

Friday, October 16, 2009

No expectations

I used to live a life where judgment played a role at times, as well as comparing myself to others constantly, and trying to live up to some kind of standard. There was always trying to be the best that I could be, based on what I had learned and observed from others. There was a following of expectations based on what everyone else was doing and how my life was supposed to look. This is completely gone, and the memory of that is a way of life that fills me with compassion for others.

By gaining familiarity with the natural presence of who you are, and understanding that points of view are completely empty and have no substance, there is a full-blown recognition of your true identity, and the true identity of everyone else. You are filled with complete perfection and complete love and warmth at all times, no matter what is going on, or how you are feeling in each moment. It is simply a misperception that thoughts, emotions, and experiences make up a solid you, and that you have to fix yourself or make "you" better somehow. The joy is in the recogonition that "you" are already fundamentally perfect! Just as the sky is wide open and free of any division, so too is the vast natural presence of your true nature.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Perfect as you are

The fundamental condition of who you are is naturally engaging, welcoming, and inviting. The basic spaciousness of awareness is naturally confident and is not burdened by the point of view of a personal identity based on thoughts, emotions, life circumstances and experiences. With this recognition you instantly tap into true relating, because you no longer see yourself as separate from anyone else. Relating becomes effortless. You are completely comfortable in your own skin. Nothing to change, perfect as you are. Short moments of clarity, awareness, rest –naturally and organically, you acknowledge complete perfection.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Simple

With the recognition of who you truly are as the fundamental condition and natural presence of awareness, nothing is in the way anymore.

Limitations are gone beyond. There is no more fear based on who you are, who you should be, what you should say, or what you should do. The pristine warmth and soothing clarity of awareness is forever free and innately knows what is best in each moment.

The natural presence of awareness is "built-in", so to speak. You don't need to go out and look for it. It is your basic operating system. Without this operating system, nothing would be.

By allowing oneself to relax, you are naturally being of benefit to yourself. All that is needed is the gentle commitment and perseverance to allow oneself the opportunity to gain familiarity with the gentle presence and complete love that already exists as your very self, inseperable from absolutely everything.

The simplicity cannot be over emphasized, in this one simple choice.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Open and committed

When we buy into the belief in point of view, there is an instant closing and collapsing that occurs with this belief. By relying on a short moment of awareness in the face of all of our life circumstances, there is freedom in immediate perception. Forever free awareness, has never been entangled by points of view. Clear knowing of what is going on in any given circumstance is evident in each short moment of clarity. Relying on a short moment of clarity ensures complete stability and well-being no matter what is going on. It is important to know, that with the reliance on a short moment of awareness, repeated many times, the soothing energy of awareness becomes automatic without having to think about it. This is guaranteed, because it is already accomplished. We are simply acknowledging what is already so. Remaining open, and allowing all points of view to be as they are is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wisdom of awareness

True relating comes in supporting oneself and others in the wisdom of awareness. Complete discernment, wise actions, wise speech, ultimate compassion is in each short moment of clarity --the stability of awareness. Wide open awareness is always free of any clinging to ideas, or belief systems, it ensures the ability to see what is the perfect thing to say or do, or not do, in each moment. Freedom in immediate perception is the great relief, no matter what is arising. We can only test this out in our own direct experience, by taking a short moment of awareness and repeating it many times. This immediate relief is much easier and gentler than focusing and proliferating the endless stories that seem to cause the perpetual ups and downs of life. Give yourself the human birth right of complete love, not dependent on anything whatsoever. Short moments of awareness, repeated many times, until it becomes automatic.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Simply realized

The simplicity of our natural state is so easily available and already accomplished. Allowing oneself to take a short moment of clarity is the beginning of this acknowledgment. Organically, a short moment of clarity reveals the pervasive, natural presence of the Basic State of Awareness. Confidence is gained in the stability of awareness, and it is effortlessly and instinctively realized that all points of view are empty, and not solid or real, that they do not make up our identity.

"Instinctive": relating to or prompted by instinct, apparently unconscious or automatic.

"Realized": become fully aware of something as a fact; understood clearly.

"Organic:" characterized by continuous or natural development.

"Empty": containing nothing, not filled or occupied.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Complete love

The trickle-down effect of point of view impacts oneself first, and then everyone else around you. When you take point to view to have a power that can guide your actions, the consequences can be detrimental. It is only by repeating these learned behaviors over time, that the collapsing of point of view can happen so fast, you lose sight as to what is most beneficial to yourself and to others in any given moment.

By taking a short moment of clarity, there is freedom in immediate perception. By repeating short moments of clarity, it is guaranteed that you will gain familiarity with your true identity, the basic state of awareness. The basic state of awareness, has never been fooled by point of view. It has never been blindsided by any of its appearances. It remains completely stable no matter what is arising. There is no difference between what is arising and this stability. You can only decisively experienced this for yourself in each short moment of clarity. Without labeling, describing, or assuming, allow everything to be as it is – wisdom for the benefit of all is instantaneously acknowledged.

Responsiveness as total complete love, compassion, and kindness, is completely beneficial and not contrived and IS the natural movement of the basic state of awareness.