Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Simplicity of rest

All questions come to an end in the instinctive recognition of who you are.

The simplicity and compassion in resting naturally throughout your day when you remember to do so is a gift beyond anything you could imagine.

Like someone who has worked all day long and is completely exhausted with nothing more to do, we relax just like that. No expectations, no ideas, just the simplicity of rest.

In doing so, you gain familiarity with the natural presence of who you are as the basic state of awareness.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Right Here

Everyone is naturally present. There is no need to go looking for well being anywhere other than right here. Well-being, peace and ease is always occurring whether you are recognizing it or not. By taking a short moment of rest, you gain familiarity with what is already achieved.

I used to run away to recharge myself in order to be of benefit to my friends and family. With the instinctive recognition of who we are as the natural presence of the basic state of awareness, all recharging is already accomplished in its recognition, as it is right here. No running necessary.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Naturally

Simple, natural human goodness to oneself– rest body and mind when you remember to do so. Short moments many times, become automatic.

Confidence comes about naturally.

Stability comes about naturally because it is already achieved.

Instinctive recognition comes with the understanding that you are not an accumulation of points of view, nor is anyone else, or anything else.

Naturally:

Naturally in a natural manner, in particular


In a normal manner, without distortion or exaggeration


As a natural result


Without special help or intervention


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy holidays

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is truly incredible to know everything as the naturally present, soothing energy of the basic state. Complete ease and well-being are inherent in each moment whether you are recognizing it or not.

It is only by the craziness and repetition of stories and proliferation of points of view that our well-being can seem skewed in the midst of it all. By repeating a short moment of relaxed awareness again and again, innate stability is discovered within all points of view. No longer is it of interest to take a stance to defend anything, or protect anything. No longer is it of interest to partake in gossip, criticism, self-blame, or judgment. Within each short moment of relaxed awareness well-being is instinctively realized to be who you are and who everyone else is too.

Complete harmony in all relationships is naturally understood with this recognition.

Warmest love for a beautiful holiday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Favorite quote

This is a favorite paragraph of mine from one of the transcribed talks from the founder of Great Freedom, Candice O'denver:

"Let's say you were trying to find an elephant. If so, the easiest approach is to follow the footsteps of the elephant. Elephants are enormous, so whenever they step they leave quite a footprint. Just as the footprint of the elephant is very obvious, in the same way the footprint of awareness in our sensory experience is very obvious. The footprint of awareness is found in one of two ways: rather than listening to all the labels and points of view about everything, listen over and over again to what is really true about each of us until it convictions on, or just rest as that awareness that is the basis of each label, until awareness becomes totally obvious and evident at all times, night and day."


This is a very profound key instruction.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Relationships

Gaining confidence in inherent, innate stability and recognizing who you are as the soothing energy of awareness takes care of all relationships without effort. All harmony is in the recognition right here. It is important to acknowledge this rest when we remember to do so and also to know that whatever the unfolding is for us, it is perfect as it is. Knowing what will be perfect in each relationship will naturally reveal itself with reliance on the basic state.

Friday, December 18, 2009

No agenda

The basic state has no agenda. It is not capable of taking up a defense. In one short moment of rest, easy relating occurs without effort. The natural presence found within each of us ensures well-being and wide-open clarity just by its nature. No matter what we are facing, instinctively understand that whatever is arising is only the play of the pure perfection and non-division of clarity. Relating with kindness, compassion, and openness is the movement of awareness. Appearances become laughable when you know the pure emptiness of everything.

Awareness and the basic state are not two.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nothing to get

There is nothing to get and no one to get it. There is, however the understanding and recognition that all points of view are completely empty and not real. You are that which never changes and are completely indescribable – the soothing energy of the basic state itself. Awareness and the basic state are not two.

Monday, December 14, 2009

One short moment of rest

The natural compassion, understanding and knowing that millions of people everywhere, generation after generation have taken point of view to be real. It is a slight misperception that has caused so much unnecessary suffering. It is entirely freeing to know that no matter who you are, where you are, it makes no difference, everything is known as the soothing energy of the basic state, and nothing else. One short moment of complete rest acknowledges this now.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Complete warmth

What could be more natural than the natural presence of your fundamental condition?

You don't have to go anywhere to get it. Relax! Give yourself the gift of gentle compassion.

You will discover an equanimity of complete harmony, warmth and fullness.

Have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free, as it is

You don't have to do anything with point of view. Simply relaxing when you remember to do so builds confidence in the stability of who you are as the natural soothing energy and presence of the basic state. All points of view are empty and insubstantial. No need to alter or change the dynamic energy of awareness itself. Without labels or descriptions and with labels and descriptions, everything is free in its own place. Air and breeze, they're both the same thing. There is no one sustaining anything.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Entirely present

The fundamental condition of being human is entirely present and inherently simple. It is simply missed because of the busyness and involvement in taking point of view to be real. Allowing point of view to guide our actions can have a trickle-down effect to everyone around us, including ourselves. This is where suffering is.

To have compassion for oneself and allow a short moment of rest, we gain confidence in a stability and well-being that never changes no matter what is arising. We open ourselves naturally to a way of relating that is inclusive, beneficial, and free of reference points –all in one short moment of rest.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Natural confidence

No need to worry about trying to get anything. What could be easier than relaxing? Naturally, a gaining confidence with the fundamental stability and soothing energy of the Basic State is revealed without anyone trying to do so.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nothing to do

The basic state is naturally present, totally pristine, and is known in one short moment of rest.

There is absolutely nothing to do. It is not necessary to try to get into the basic state of awareness, for this is the most innate essence of who you are, and what everyone else is, including all points of view.

The simplicity cannot be over emphasized. Gain familiarity with the primordial soothing energy of awareness. Recognize the emptiness and insubstantiality of all points of view. There is only spacious wide open awareness, vast like the sky.

Complete fullness, warmth, innate love, innate kindness, innate compassion, innate caring, all healing, all benefit. You!