Knowing is Being; Being is Knowing

words & design by Brian Thompson.

Everything is momentary and impermanent.

All but you—you, are infinite and eternal. Not you, the person. You, the presence.

All things dance in and out of existence, all things come and go. All but you. You, consciousness, forever remain.

The consciousness that is perceiving these very words is the only “thing" in the entirety of the cosmos that is unchanging. It is ever-present, with or without the manifestations that self-perceive it, that are self-aware. Consciousness is the empty space that all matter and forms seems to appear within.

But, consciousness is not a “thing". It’s no-thing. It’s nothing.

It is this empty and spacious formlessness that permits all forms to appear and become known.

All things exist because of you, the consciousness that is here and now.

Without you, consciousness, nothing could be known and nothing could be. As such, it can be realized that knowing and being are one—a unified and indivisible, harmonious whole.

Your knowingness is your beingness, and your beingness is your knowingness.

This non-dual essence of knowing and being is the totality of your aware presence. In fact, it is the ineffable suchness of all sentience. It is life; it is existence itself. It is your Self. Anything other than this, you are not.

Awareness is the one true Self of all that is. It is the essence of the entire universe, it permeates all apparent things, and You are That.

No longer identify with any of the impermanent things, forms and appearances that you are not. All things come and go, but you remain. Stay focussed on the conscious presence that you are, merging your awareness into the knowing and being that is here and now.

Know yourself as this unbound presence that you are, the conscious observer to all that Is.

You are the intimacy and immediacy of this present-moment knowingness, and this is the richness, totality and fullness of your experience of being.