There's Nothing to Understand

Words and poster design by Brian Thompson.

Ultimately, there's nothing to understand, since you are the nothingness in which all understandings arise within and appear.

Only YOU are true, your aware presence, here and now. Nothing else that you conceptually extract from answering questions of “how" and “why” hold any truth.

No longer analyze yourself, others, or the world, as this is the cause of all suffering—looking for lack, for problems, for reasons, for happiness, and for someone to blame.

Realize that everything is a story created by the mind.

Everything but you, the free and empty Awareness in which the entire Universe and all of its people, places, things, planets, and Gods appear.

There is nothing to get. There is nowhere to go. There is no wealth, nor poverty. There is no abundance, nor lack. There is no intelligence, nor ignorance.

There is only the recognition and self-realization of that which is.

All that needs to be understood is, Who Am I?, and all else will naturally fall into place with this abundantly clear realization of Self.

Know that you are nothing but this presence of conscious knowing, here and now. You are the space in which all things appear. You have nothing to do with the thoughts or emotions appearing to you, as you are nothing but their selfless witnessing presence.

You, awareness, are an impersonal window to the cosmos, observing this dance we call life.

As a universal window of consciousness, you have nothing to claim as your own; you are infinitely empty. Because of the vast emptiness of your absolute non-duality, you can observe the beautiful dance of forms swaying to the illusion of duality—but your true Self is free of it all.

You are emptiness. There is nothing that can touch you, as you don’t even exist. You are beyond existing. You are beyond being or non-being, as you are the space in which all existence temporarily appears.

Regardless of whatever moves within the window of the consciousness you are, its empty presence remains—with or without the frame that shapes its limited form.

A form cannot contain space; space contains the form. This is no different from you, a presence of awareness in which all seeming things appear, including the body and mind.

Space is unbound and eternal, as are you.

No longer limit your Self by believing the stories the mind creates.

Identify with nothing but the awareness in which you know your own breath, in which you know your own presence of being, in which all that appears to you is nothing but your own reflection.

See your Self in, and as, all that is, and be free of any stories of personalized lack or worldly wrongs the mind imagines.

Realize your emptiness. Know your Self.

You, this conscious presence, are the cause of everything you know—and all of it is absolute perfection, as it is.

No longer manufacture your own discontent. No longer suffer your imagined self. There's nothing to worry about. There's nothing to understand.

Be the silence, be the stillness, and know you are That.