Emptiness

& Other Writings

What we call the Self is not a soul-like thing, nor is it a state. It is the uninterrupted flow of life. We cannot apprehend it with these faculties we use every day, such as impressions, feelings or memory. All of that belongs to a fractional, objective point of view. We cannot think of it because we are it.

In that silence, which is beatitude, directed energies such as concepts of time, space and individual memory leave no trace. All things are lost in consciousness, but consciousness is not lost in them. In this way seeming activities go on, yet we remain firmly established in our true being.

This living joy can now accompany each of its expressions. Functional consciousness becomes a prolongation of, and one with, pure consciousness. The average human being is only capable of perceiving the coarsely apparent side of things, for he is completely dominated by the relative and subjective aspect of his experience.

Joy obtained by this latter means is but a fragile interval between two moments of suffering. A headache or a disappointment easily cause it to disappear. True joy is not linked to outside circumstances, it flows directly from the Self. You will be convinced of this if and as you become aware of these moments of calm that are experienced before fear and desire take hold.

Jean Klein

empty sea shore

What we call the Self is not a soul-like thing, nor is it a state. It is the uninterrupted flow of life. We cannot apprehend it with these faculties we use every day, such as impressions, feelings or memory. All of that belongs to a fractional, objective point of view. We cannot think of it because we are it.

In that silence, which is beatitude, directed energies such as concepts of time, space and individual memory leave no trace. All things are lost in consciousness, but consciousness is not lost in them. In this way seeming activities go on, yet we remain firmly established in our true being.

This living joy can now accompany each of its expressions. Functional consciousness becomes a prolongation of, and one with, pure consciousness. The average human being is only capable of perceiving the coarsely apparent side of things, for he is completely dominated by the relative and subjective aspect of his experience.

Joy obtained by this latter means is but a fragile interval between two moments of suffering. A headache or a disappointment easily cause it to disappear. True joy is not linked to outside circumstances, it flows directly from the Self. You will be convinced of this if and as you become aware of these moments of calm that are experienced before fear and desire take hold.

Jean Klein

empty sea shore

Perspectives - Conversations - Understandings - Inspiration - Insight - Dialogue - Poetry

Sooner Or Later We Fall Silent

Sooner Or Later We Fall Silent

Read time: 4 minutes The thinking, relative, and extremely abstracted mind simply cannot go there. Nor can it adequately express or perceive it, because this mind is itself an imagined and seemingly separate object, and therefore has no access to what is always and infinitely prior to and greater than itself.

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By Becoming Us…

By Becoming Us…

Read time: 3 minutes “God loves us by becoming us…”

As beautiful as these words are in their most obvious meaning, I believe they also include some deeper dimensions of understanding that many people are not yet able (or prepared) to hear…?

I believe they are also saying that God, and therefore the actuality and power of God’s Love, which is not separate from or other than God, is all about becoming conscious of Herself through, and as, humans…

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Dark Night Writings

Dark Night Writings

Read time: 31 minutes It is morning, woke into all the same terror, center of it moving around, abdomen, belly, chest, laying still so as to be with it, “trying” to not resist, run, fight, not add energy to it… Mind attention tries to get away into thoughts, falls back into the terror, there is nothing solid left to hang thoughts onto… As if the infrastructure thoughts used to organize themselves around has crumbled into dust, identity still struggling to stay intact, survive… Only bits and pieces left, tumbling up out of nothing, and then fading away…

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Seeing

Seeing

Read time: 5 minutes Seeing (awareness) knows itself, “sees” that it sees, sees its own seeing, without any need of another. This seeing is not of the eyes. Metaphor, we must “move” with words such as these, allow them to carry us past (or prior) to words, and then “further,” past and prior to thought, emotion, memory, imagination. In such a movement we may begin to discover what is real that we also are, here and now, source and destination…

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LOOKING FOR COMPANY IN LARGER & DEEPER WAYS

Arhats, Bodhisattvas, Friends, Wanderers, Nurturers, Healers, Warriors, Seekers & Others…

What Is MOST Important To You NOW…?

A Spiraling Journey Of Deepening, Broadening Movements…?

Sharing Experience, Familiarity & What Is Reaching To Come THROUGH,

All these These Larger Terrains of Source, Silence & Awareness we share…?

A New Weaving Perhaps…?

If there are enough serious inquiries from sensible, experienced and/or truly motivated individuals

a virtual meetup is possible.

For people located in Southern Oregon a physical meetup is also possible.

All Genuine Traditions, Experiences, Commitments, Spiritual Languages & Perspectives Welcome.

Do you also realize that what is calling through us is also calling to itself within each of us, and that we and all life are actually one Whole Journey…?
Would you like some aware company in these ways…?
Well then this invite is for you...

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We are neither teachers, students nor followers…  Instead people familiar and comfortable with their own unique ways, and who also seek companions in some of our larger common ways…

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