We have to be alert that we don’t have a subtle definition of Awareness that colors its nakedness. That means we make Awareness into a state of experience. That would be like: “Awareness is a clear openness that is spacious and serene”. We then have defined Awareness and by doing so we have made it possible to lose the “state of Awareness”. When we aren’t feeling that “clear openness that is spacious and serene” we feel we have lost Awareness.
But Awareness has no definition, all experience is the experience of Awareness. Awareness has no form or state of its own. That then allows Awareness to be every state, every feeling,every emotion,every thought, every perception.
That being so, what is there left to achieve? Every experience, happy, sad or neutral is the appearance of Awareness. We give up completely the notion that Awareness has to have some particular flavor or color. Oh my god, we can finally really relax! Its over!
Every experience is equal in Awareness! What could you possibly practice? You are already aware, so you don’t need to become aware. Everything is already happening however its happening, so there is nothing special to do. No special “state” to attain! If you experience a special state, that’s fine, but it will never become stable. The only stability is your unchanging perceiving of whatever is experienced. That unchanging perceivingness is Awareness, the heart of the Dharmakaya (Pure Being).
~ Jackson Peterson
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A subtle but important message.
Hi Miriam, I have put a link to ‘this unlit light’ on my blog.
Thanks for leaving your two comments Paul – it’s wonderful to know you sense the subtlety of this message, and I am grateful to you for the link-love!
I am happy to be nominating you for a Sunshine Award. Kindly check out my own post, ‘Sunshine award’ (May 3), for more details. You can also take the image from my blog by clicking on it and downloading it.
I look forward to reading more of your thoughts.
I’m touched that you consider this little blog worthy of nomination for a “Sunshine Award” dear Paul – thank you so much!
With a deep bow ~ml
I love this message of persistent and attainable perfection, always…..
Wow, two nominations in one post. You certainly deserve it!
I have nominated your wonderful blog for a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/).
I felt humbled in gaining recognition from a fellow blogger, whom I respect, and as a result, have connected with a load more wonderful folk; sharing through words and images this incredible collective experience we are all having.
The ‘turtle’ started small and is maturing slowly, it is nice to hear of people reading and enjoying my reflections on the ride.
See the original turtle post here:
Good luck with all……
Peace and Light,
Dear Lee – I’m nothing short of amazed – being nominated for any kind of awards for doing what comes naturally and fills one with de-light is very touching indeed. Thank you for your generosity. You certainly deserve the nominations that have come your way, and I wish you well!
Peace and Light to you too …
Haha! Wonderfully described! Reminds me of a conversation I had: http://possibilitymagazine.me/2012/05/08/insight-into-oneness/
Thank you! Good to meet you. I’ve really enjoyed acquainting myself with your wonderful blog.
In wonderment ~ ml
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Here’s the post!: http://skyeblaine.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/
and to know more about the award, go here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
Thanks for blogging. I enjoy reading it so much.
Amrita – I’m honored that you’ve nominated *this unlit light* blog for the Versatile Blogger Award, thank you!
It’s good to see that your blog has received a nomination as well. I’m enjoying your writing, and especially liked your post *effort/effortlessness*.
In effortlessness ~ ml