What to write?

It has all been said before.  Someone asked me today why I had no new posts up in recent weeks.  I don’t know why.  It has all been said before. There are 2 or 300 posts on this site.  Have you read them all?   More?  You want more?  They all say the same thing, in different ways.  There are no carrots before the donkey kind of stuff here.  There is enough of that crap on most sites like this one.

Most folk want some concept to swallow, about how they can do something to get something.  They believe they are on a Path, a spiritual path…….but I find it impossible to write anything that suggests such nonsense.  Everything is clear and obvious whether you ‘see’ it or not.  The path is a fiction just like in a fairy tale.

The nature of all things is energy, a movement, which ‘appears as’ many things.  From the most subtle thought right through to the density of diamond, it is all appearance.  Where does it all appear?  Well, you know where it appears.  It is not out there somewhere.  It all looks like it is out there with some stuff in here.  Take a walk in the park and drop all the concepts.  Don’t label anything.  SEE.

The concept of ‘out there’ and ‘in here’ will dissolve by itself.  The experiencing will provide a touch stone for investigating the nature of all things.

The signature of all things is ‘I am’.

When Moses asked the burning bush ‘Who shall I say sent me?’ – It is a symbolic story that has a potent significance – but the significance can only open up ‘after’ one has ‘had’ the insight of ‘I am’.  Moses had the insight because he took the time to ‘go up the mountain’, away from the hubub.

Whatever the insight is, it transforms the understanding….. of everything.  It may remain impossible to share with anyone but it does not matter.  Once the cutting insight has ‘taken place’ there is no ‘going back’.   What is done is done and it cannot be undone.

The entire manifestation is already ‘done’.  The energy has expressed itself and nothing in the appearance, the manifestation, has any power to change what is done.  The impulse that moved you out onto the race track was not made by some entity.   You cannot find the beginning of an impulse to any of your motivations.  You are moved and the beliefs about why or how is just an aspect of the expression, already ‘done’.

The appearance of change is happening endlessly.   It appears there someone who is doing something and the result is an appearance, just like the someone who appears to be ‘doing’.

The entire appearance of things throughout all of the eons…… is transitory……and it cannot be proved to have any more or less duration than a nano-second.    The instruments of measurement are made of the same stuff being measured!

Consider all the effort and all the seeking that happens globally.   What does it all amount to?  Have any of the saviours changed the world…..really?

Hope and despair are dancing partners, swirling around like frenzied dervishes.   The life energy that animates all the diversity is the SAME energy.  It is neither positive nor negative or one could say it appears to be positive one moment and negative the next.   Watch your own moods as they change.  it is the same dance.  The macro and the micro are reflections of each other.   The reflecting ‘membrane’ is your own consciousness, which you cannot actually claim as yours.

Whatever beats your heart, whatever breathes in the body, whatever functioning that is spontaneously happening, it is not due to some ego telling things what to do.

Who are you?  What is your purpose here?

Let yourself dissolve into the life energy and find out the truth of it all.   Let go of all concepts and be what you truly are.

‘I am’ the life, the truth and the WAY.

 

 

11 Comments
  1. ‘I am’ the life, the truth and the WAY…..is not something said about any ‘person’. It is the essence of life – I am – and that is the core experiencing. Concepts play upon that and disappear. Observe the disappearance of one concept or thought and witness what is left, where it had appeared (to be).

  2. I would like to say… I allways feel that i do something wrong ..when i read your posts it is like you are mad You are allways talking about “the” others who are don’t understand it. Most folk want some concept to swallow..who says that ? i don’t want that.
    For me i think that you cannot make it understandable you can’t say it in words. So you have to “get it ” or you don’t and as long you don’t get it you can read or write as long as you want but it won’t happen. It is simple ..maybe..you said that it is. I never have taste it and i have read many books and listen to many stories on you tube. But that “it” to understand never happens. I close the book and stop the you tube story with the same feeling … i still don’t know nothing and maybe nobody can tell you you have to find it out by yourself. There is nothing I can do about it.
    You get it or you won’t. (sorry for the language but this the best i can do)

    • Yes Henk, I am not angry at all. My animated notes stir up responses and remind some that they have been searching for a long time and that they still have not discovered what they seek. It is easy to miss the fact that you can only BE that which you are looking for. That which is being looked for is looking. The eye cannot see the eye. The cutting insight is an absence of seeking. the seeking is cut away in an instant. The seeing is naked without any concept about ‘self’. You may not be able to describe it – but there is a knowing that I have always been ‘this’ naked awareness which is not burdened by ‘personal history’. One glimpse may be enough. The taste of concept-less being is always present, it is just ignored. Whatever stops the mind, or shifts the focus away from the habitual identification with thoughts, stops the searching, is totally VALID. No one would argue with that. Anything may bring that stopping about. The expected rarely happens, so a pointer that catches the mind off guard, may be exceedingly successful. No one EVER ‘got it’ because it IS the very nature of existence. SO….START from the FACT that you already ARE whatever you are seeking. I can tell you that my unconventional ways have ‘helped’ many over the last ten years. I can get plenty of testimonials to support that fact but I am not interested in creating some guru scene around myself – simply because it turns into trash very quickly. 🙂

  3. I’m with you on this one. Searching for spiritual enlightenment is no different than searching for the corner office, a million bucks in the bank, or the perfect mate. It’s all the same thing except that each imagines his/her search is the important one (the spiritual seekers can be especially sanctimonious). I’ve run out of steam on the search – ALL of them – because all that really occurs is a passage of time, some deaths, some births, the flow of seasons, etc. When I take that walk in the park now and the mental gears start trying to “figure out things” I am reminded to ignore the thoughts and just ‘look’ and see what emerges of its own accord. The mind clearly doesn’t have any answers – that much the search has taught me.

  4. What to write. Thank you for your message. I have found your pointing to the truth to be some of the clearest pointing I have heard. As it is seen, I am not completely there. There is still a longing to rest in oneness. Your message cuts through a lot of the bullshit, however my poor mind wants it to be more difficult. Your words do not fall on deaf ears. Your words have brought me closer to the truth. Like a moth to the flame. However, there is still a fear of burning up. Thank you for allowing me to experience the smell of burning moth, smiles. Much love to you Gilbert

  5. Oh yes, that longing and the smell of the fire. Attractive like a perfume, passionately burning without being consumed.

    As the narrator of THE MAHABHARATA says, “if you listen carefully, at the end, you’ll be somebody else”.

  6. Henk C, the ‘rawness’ of Gilbert’s pointing has indeed been a help to me! It cuts through all the rubbish as long as you let it. Stay with it, keep reading but remember to look inside. Who am I? That is the question! And, you cannot do it wrong!

    Gilbert, Thank you once again and don’t worry, I am not promoting you to a guru status, although that might be fun, too. I can see you in flowing robes, giving your blessing to us devotees… 😉

    • The offer of promotion is declined. 🙂 Easier to be without labels.

  7. 1 “What is matter?
    2 Will it last foreverr
    3 The Teacher answered:
    4 “All that is born, all that is created,
    5 all the elements of nature
    6 are interwoven and united with each other.
    7 All that is composed shall be decomposed;
    8 everything returns to its roots;
    9 matter returns to the origins of matter.
    10 Those who have ears, let them hear.”

    Do my acts express my word?
    Does my word express my thought?
    Does my thought express my desire?
    Does my desire express my being?
    Does my being express the Being That Is What It Is,
    the I AM that calis me to be?

    And desire said, I did not see you descending, but now I see you ascending. Why do you lie since you belong to me?
    The soul answered and said, I saw you. You did not see me nor recognize me. I served you as a garment and you did not know me.
    When it said this, it (the soul) went away rejoicing greatly.
    Again it came to the third power, which is called ignorance.
    The power questioned the soul, saying, Where are you going? In wickedness are you bound. But you are bound; do not judge!
    And the soul said, Why do you judge me, although I have not judged?
    I was bound, though I have not bound.
    I was not recognized. But I have recognized that the All is being dissolved, both the earthly things and the heavenly.
    When the soul had overcome the third power, it went upwards and saw the fourth power, which took seven forms.
    The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom. These are the seven powers of wrath.
    They asked the soul, Whence do you come slayer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space?
    The soul answered and said, What binds me has been slain, and what turns me about has been overcome,
    and my desire has been ended, and ignorance has died.
    In a aeon I was released from a world, and in a Type from a type, and from the fetter of oblivion which is transient.
    From this time on will I attain to the rest of the time, of the season, of the aeon, in silence.

    Although kinda long, this seemed appropiate. A conversation excerpt between two beloved friends.

  8. Gilbert, I love your blog, read all your Facebook posts and find them very supportive. Thank you for being here.
    I read your book and am also very familiar with Sailor Bob, John Wheeler, Mark West, John Greven and the others downstream from Nisargadatta.
    Though a decades long seeker I feel like I understand what you and the others are pointing at.. but every morning when I open my eyes this ‘me’ is still here as is the identification with the sensations of anxiety, fear and loneliness.
    I’m wondering if my expectations of simply seeing through these ‘me’ thoughts collapsing the identification are unreasonable or is it different for different people and I must allow for an unwinding so to speak.
    I appreciate any comments or assistance.
    Stefano

    • Unreasonable? Reason is thought. Expectation is thought. The story of me may not be present in the immediacy of waking. See if you can detect a clear space, prior to labels and stories. I suggest that it is present. ‘We’ identify with the story so much, we miss the background upon which the stories appear and disappear. Let me know how it goes.