Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The picture show...(Eve/Reece/Tony Parsons)


The picture show...

A huge "model" in non dual teaching is that of the movie and screen and 

characters and awakening from the dream. All of those "things" interact 

with the end purpose of coaxing the searcher away from a devoted belief

in separation. Simply a picture show. The moviegoer identifies with 

a character who is deeply asleep looking for the saving grace of knowing

true identity lies in the screen. The character is really consciousness, and

awakening is told as that finding. This story is quite easily enjoyed by 

a moviegoing "me," and brings a knowing quiet to the theatre.

Yet..this story can be shelved with other stories heralded for their 

awakening potential.  Some are called scripture.  But..enter a spontaneous 

story made of nothing, and a dancing thought that any story, or no story, 

will do... Home and not home for the homeless...

Many years ago, I read this in Tony’s book, ‘As It Is’…”When I know what I am, I discover that I am not existence, I am the presence which allows existence to be”.

These words left a tremendous impression on me. I felt that all my years of searching had finally come to an end. I could finally sit back and watch the ‘picture show’, the comedy/drama. I could now understand why Tony seems so amused by it all! 🙂
To quote Tony from his book - “I am not my life story, the mind, the body, feelings, experiences of pain or pleasure, struggles, success, or failure. I am not loneliness, stillness, frustration, or compassion. I am not even what I think is my purpose, the seeking, the finding, or anything which is called spiritual experience.
When I don’t know what I am, I sanctify experiences, take ownership of them, give them great significance. I believe they mean something which, when understood, will provide me with answers and formulas. But these experiences are only consciousness concealing and revealing itself in order to be recognized. When I know “what” I am, I discover that I am not existence, I am the presence which allows existence to be. Existence either blossoms in that presence or reflects back my sense of separation."
Tony Parsons~. (This quote posted by Eve Reece on FB group: "The whole world is a stage.." )

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