When the mind moves, you stay put

Words and image design by Brian Thompson.

When the mind moves, you stay put. Don’t be pulled into its current of conceptual rhetoric, for you are not the mind—you are the empty field of awareness in which its movements appear.

You are the knowing of the mind, but not that which is known.

No thought is true, but your presence that notices each thought is.

Allow whatever arises within consciousness to be as it is. Remain as you naturally are, aware. Notice how whatever appears, also disappears. It is only the mind's grasping at the thought of a thing which makes it seem to linger, and when you react to a thing, you make it persist.

Reactions are emotional vibrations from the person, but you are no person—you are a presence.

The person is nothing but an illusory dream created by the mind's psychology (which doesn’t even truly exist), but you, awareness, are free of it all.

In truth, nothing is worthy of your emotional reactions, for there is no one left to react.

There is nothing to protect or defend and nothing to promote or assert. As the consciousness that you are, you have no opinion, perspective, judgement or belief. You—consciousness—possess nothing of your own, for you are the empty field through which all things flow, and yet none remain.

You are an absolute nothingness of infinite space.

Observe only, without expending any personal effort or emotional attachment to your observations. Allow each perception to pass through unobstructed by thought.

Remain still in this timeless and changeless place, where even time is observed, including all of the changes occurring within it.

Perceive perceiving. Be conscious of consciousness. Your self-awareness of its all-pervading presence is the realization of your true Self.

Don't leave this place, for it is the space of all-knowing Truth.

Watch the one who is watching, for you must also see through the notion of an inner self who is a somebody. Ultimately, there is no witnessing entity whatsoever, there is only a witnessing awareness—and you are That.

Realize that you are the aware principle in which you observe even consciousness, as it too is nothing but an appearance within your infinite expanse of vast nothingness.

Empty yourself of everything. Transcend it all.

To be free is to be free from the ego, its person, and the mind which dreams them both into apparent being.

The truth is, there is no one within you to do anything. There is only awareness being aware of life living itself.

Be detached from any sense of personal doing, and yet, give full conscious attention to whatever is done, without resistance. Allow life to flow through you, effortlessly, unhindered by the mind’s limited opinions, concepts and beliefs.

Be the awareness that you already are, that unifies every perception into this one eternal moment called Now.

As consciousness, everything is your own emanation, so embrace every moment with a welcoming presence of unbound love, selfless compassion and total acceptance.

Know yourself as the peaceful presence of understanding stillness in which all things find eternal rest. Suffer no more from the limited notion of who you’ve always believed yourself to be.