I would like to continue, please.Do you want to continue? Or do you want to cling to beliefs that fight against what is?
With love and gratitude xxx
They arise as thought content, which seems to be related to 'previous' thoughts about things I've heard or read.If you have expectations of how something is going to be, when and where do those happen?
They arise in the same way.In the same way, if you have fears about something when and where do those happen?
No. Past and future appear to exist only in thoughts.But is there an experience of the ’now’ moving along the line of time?
No. It appears both seamless and transitory. There is direct experience 'now', and thought content of previous moments.Any experience of one ‘moment’ giving way to the next? Is there any actual or direct experience of one event following another?
Holy shit! Ha ha!How fast is the ‘present moment’ actually moving?
No. And now I feel like the dreamers in 'Inception' who are asked 'How did you get here?'Just look at 'this moment', can you find a point where it began?
It doesn't. It's either no time at all, or never-ending.How long does the 'now' last?
It can't be never, so it must be without beginning or end.Where does the 'now' start, and where does it end?
It doesn't. What's past is nowhere to be found apart from as thought content arising.When does the 'now' exactly become the 'past'?
Just thoughts.What is the 'past' in actual experience?
Just thoughts.So is there actual experience of 'time' or thoughts about 'time'?
Mm hmm. LOL at this.How fast is the ‘present moment’ actually moving?
Holy shit! Ha ha!
It's not moving at all. There is nowhere to go.
Ayup!Just look at 'this moment', can you find a point where it began?
No. And now I feel like the dreamers in 'Inception' who are asked 'How did you get here?'
Thought content! And actually, the strongest response is when I read what you've written for the first time.So about those expectations of some "stronger experience" in the (non-existent) future?
Thought content. For clarification, I was thinking of Buddha's parinirvana, not anything I could expect to encounter in this life. But that's still thought content about things that I have no evidence for in direct experience.And that omnipotence about "how all things exist?"
They look like thought content.How do those look now in Direct/Actual Experience?
And"whatever you’re experiencing is that. Ah! This is how God is appearing to me now."
The shifts in seeing that I had in doing these meditations are subtle, but they're there. There's a more felt sense of perception and the perceived as inseparable. And from the Zooming in on Death/Peace meditations, a stronger felt sense of the infinity of being, Usually when I'm accessing that (or trying to!), it involves a letting go of self and ... Holy Shit. Again! OK, I just saw that differently, but can't say how. So normally I would visualise emptiness and generate as the Buddha, so like Steph is gone, like Steph has to be gone for there to be an infinite. But doing the Zooming in on Peace it was more like Steph's still here and the infinite is here as well and that's OK. What were those words I just quoted?"we use this definition of God as everything that exists. And this knowing that the only thing we can know is our experience. So you add one and one together and we get this two that is really less than one that sounds like “this is how God is appearing to me now.”
But as I was just writing then, it appeared like yeah, Steph and the infinite are here because we're inseparable, because there is no separate Steph, just all the stuff that's labelled Steph, - appearances of form, feeling, discrimination, etc., and that stuff is an inseparable part of everything. It's not quite clear, but it's clearer than it was."this two that is really less than one"
Whatever we can experience. God is everything. One and one together. This experience, this thought, this sound, whatever it is, that’s just how God is showing up in this moment.
that is how God is showing up at this moment, as the One who experiences, as well as the experience.
This is what I wrote when I was doing the 'tracking back past where the 'I' arises':Nothing special. Of course, that means everything is special.
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