Crystal-like spaciousness

When the clarity of deep-seeing breaks through, a crystal-like spaciousness and deep timeless hum of the singularity swallows any notion of separation. In this stillness, taste the ineffable and sublime, and recognise that this all-pervading consciousness is what you are. ~ Kalyani

The simplicity of it all

The appearance is simply spontaneously arising. The idea of a desired future state clouds the seeing of what is here and now. The now is always here. Any notion of achieving something at some future time precludes fully recognising the present.

You cannot be out of the awareness - it is missed simply through the habit of placing the attention in the thinking. This investment in the conceptual is a distraction from seeing this oneness that we already and truly are. ~ Peter

Everything is a manifestation of thought

The mind is a collection of thoughts that constantly appear and disappear. Everything is a manifestation of thought and is an expression of that one energy.

The thinking creates distinctions always oscillating and pulsating into duality: good and bad, day and night, up and down, here and there. If left alone, thoughts move on freely. It is only the grasping, the hanging on or the resisting and pushing away that creates the bind of psychological suffering.

The ancient analogy of the iron in the fire has been used to point out the distinction between what we truly are and the thinking. The iron resting in the fire glows red and gives out heat. It looks and burns like the fire, yet it is not the fire. When removed from the fire, the iron will simply cool as it is incapable of generating energy. Likewise, the energy is the source from which thoughts arise. In actuality they have no volition or power of themselves. ~ Peter

The Illusory

Illusion has its opposite - non-illusion. They are a polarity. To believe that what is arising is an illusion is to hold an idea about something ‘else’ being more real. So where could this ‘else’ be? Whatever appears is neither illusory or non-illusory. ~ Kalyani

No One gets this

There is no awakening, no attainment, no getting it, no seeing-through, nothing, no thing. It’s not that you get answers - when the questioner ends, there are simply no questions, no-thing. ~ Peter

The doer is imagined

The notion of being the doer of any activity is just that – a notion. The doer is a thought, it is imagined. Nature abounds with metaphors. The flight of geese moving together in perfect formation across the sky, the colony of ants wending their way through a gully. Ants forming a bridge over the water ensuring the survival of the rest. No one is in charge; the movement happens spontaneously. ~ Peter

Reference points arise spontaneously

Reference points arise spontaneously. They’re not your reference points so why take ownership? Thinking arises spontaneously in much the same manner as breathing does. While it’s much easier to recognise the automatic nature of the body functions, see clearly that the notion of a reference point, or ego is also just a spontaneous occurrence. If there is no investment in it or sense of ownership, then it can’t be a problem. ~ Kalyani

Everything changes, nothing changes

A thought comes up to do one thing, and then another thought says to do something else instead. Thoughts happen and they are either acted upon or not. A choice is seemingly made yet there is no separate entity making that choice.

The breathing, heart beating, food digestion all continue automatically. In the face of danger, the body acts spontaneously. It’s only when we are out of danger can we reflect on the situation. Thought follows activity – it doesn’t initiate the activity.

Numerous experiments confirm that thought actually comes after the volition to act – the thought functioning as a rationalisation. The hand simply swats the mosquito, the arms reach out to steady the balance; no thinking is involved and no decisions are made.

Recognising that life lives us and that there is no choice-maker changes everything, yet nothing changes. Responses happen spontaneously yet they are not fed. A seeing-through arises. ~ Peter

Uncaused joy 

In oneness, when there is a dissolution of the sense of subject and object, when there is no separation between this and that, a natural sense of compassion simply arises. There is a spontaneous response of warmth towards whatever is in the field of awareness. Whatever is appearing, rests back into the singularity from which it springs. In the uncaused joy, a spontaneous sense of compassion arises of its own. ~ Kalyani

Seeing what is, as it is

It is the I thought that is born; the actuality is we are birthless and deathless. There is no separation. There is no seer or seen, only seeing. There is no speaker, speaking simply happens, interactions happen. There is no doer yet activities seemingly happen.

Our judgments and preferences colour the seeing, blinding us to the unfolding is-ness of the moment. Whatever is appearing is what is and is a manifestation of that energy which is pulsating and forming into the myriad of shapes and expressions. ~ Peter

“The journey that is no journey is less than ½ metre long – it’s from the head to the heart.” ~ Peter Lawry

Getting out of the head and residing in the heart, moving from mind identification to re-cognising that you are cognising-emptiness.

The Dzogchen Buddhists speak of being utterly awake with the five senses wide open. The habit of thinking draws the attention away from the other senses experiencing. Shifting attention to the senses takes the focus from the thinking. Rather than the content, in staying equally with the function of seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting and touch-sensing, there is a taste of the singularity, the oneness that we are. ~ Peter

Now is mind

The “now” is mind. Past, future and present are entirely conceptual. ~ Kalyani