Right under this human fur here
Lays exactly the very quality of Being
That lets the sun rise every morning.
The very quality of Being that
Since the beginning of time
Created mountains, rivers and lakes.
The very quality of Being
From which time and space emanate.
So why only touch this human fur
Our entire lifetime,
When we are actually engulfed
By the sheer wonder of Being?
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Wherever you go, you carry with you
The sense of here and now.
This is what distinguishes
Any present experience from memory.
It reveals that space and time are in you
And not the other way around.
-Wu Hsin- approx. 300 BCE
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Everything that I notice surfaces inside what I am.
Emotions, intuition and thoughts.
Awareness, concepts of space and time.
Perceptions of inside and outside.
This whole incarnation, beliefs in me and others.
All objects, this entire planet.
All this manifests within what I am.
Like bubbles in mineral water – one after the other rises. Some faster, some slower.
They all burst as soon as they hit the surface.
Plop, plop, plop, that is the ambient sound of Being.
Being is endlessly bigger than you can ever imagine.
What you are is radically different from every image that you have about yourself.
Beyond all concepts of time and space they both meet in endlessness.
This encounter happens right here, right now.
You can build on it although you can’t think it.
Right here and now Being and you are interwoven inseparably.
Even your “yes, but” bounces straight off.
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As long as you think that you should follow a path, so long you are restricting yourself to your apparent human condition. You think something is missing. You believe there is something to reach.
As long as you are following a path, so long you are bound to space and time; because you are creating categories of here and there, now and later. What you are, though, is completely beyond space and time.
As long as you think a path would guide you to a better future, so long you are granting the mind or the heart the command over the world. They should be your guide. It is the world however, the universe, which is the guide for your heart and your mind.
No matter which path you follow – it might take you to another place. But no matter how many places you visit, they will be all equally as far away from that what you are looking for.
No path ever leads to the destination.
“So should I leave the path then?”, you are asking.
“That would only be a new path that you start”, I reply.
The different pathways don’t cause confusion – your anticipated destination is confusing.
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Every place that provides an answer to your question for the “where”, is not where you are.
Every time you receive an answer to your question for the “when”, you are not.
Where and when only work within space and time. Within the dream of cause and effect. Within the models of ego, higher self and karma.
All those are lovely worlds that offer good entertainment. Usually they are fun to visit.
Please don’t try to settle there. Your homeland is somewhere completely different.
Nothing was ever hidden. The cosmos doesn’t know secretiveness, why should it?
Billions of years and planets, trillions of life forms, countless colors and scents – where could anything be possibly hidden?
Nothing was ever hidden. Everything lays open in front of your eyes. You can recognize everything yet understand nothing.
None of your questions were replied to. Still, all answers have reached your ear.
The cosmos stands in front of you – ready to give you everything. But you say, “Not yet”.
Fortunately cosmos doesn’t know time nor space.