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Just Be!The reality of the self.
The reality of the Self is ineffable—beyond the limitations of mental activity, words, and concepts. The gift of the sage, however, is to approximate a description of the ineffable with a profound elegance and clarity that affords the spiritual student a glimpse of Ultimate Reality.
Everything merely exists as it was created—complete and perfect. Everything fulfills its purpose by merely being what it is. Everything is the fulfillment of its own essence and potentiality. The only “requirement” for anything that exists is to just be. Its destiny under the conditions of any given moment is already completely fulfilled. Therefore, that which it is represents the completion of all past possibility up to that very moment; everything is the way it is supposed to be.
As essence fulfills its potentiality, it is witnessed by a corresponding level of consciousness. In any nanosecond of observation, nothing is actually changing. What is changing are the position of the witness and the point of observation. Change is merely a process of sequential perception. Life can be pictured as a series of stop frames, like the flip books of childhood. This poses the conundrum: is it the world that is moving, or is it the mind?
Here are five contemplations on the reality of the self and the nature of All That Is:
- There is absolutely nothing in ordinary human experience to compare with the joy of the presence of the Love of God. No sacrifice is too great, nor effort too much, in order to realize that Presence.
- The Self is Self-aware beyond the senses. Divinity shines forth as a massive revelation. Its obviousness is stark and forceful as a radiance. Its essence is certainty and finality, totality and completeness. All searches have ended.
- The true Self is invisible and has no characteristics by which it can be judged. It has no describable qualities, nor can it be the subject of any adjectives at all. The Self merely is and is beyond verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. It does not even “do” anything.
- With the expansion of knowledge to include the nonlinear nonduality of Reality, it will become stunningly apparent that the most profound radically scientific statement that is possible to make is, in fact, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo.”
- The Self is the awareness—its source, its completion, its totality, its fulfillment, and its essence. It is the Reality of Reality, the Oneness and Allness of Identity. It is the ultimate “I-ness” of consciousness itself as the manifestation of the unmanifest. Thus, only can the indescribable be described. Amen.