Friday, May 6, 2022

The separate sense...Jim Newman

 "The separate sense is on a mission, it is searching for the impossible to know the end of itself, the end of the fear of death, the end of separation. The non- dual reality. In this search it will always fail. The situation for the sense of self is completely hopeless. As is its efforts to control its life by repeating the pleasurable and avoiding the painful which is the simple description of its entire life. There is no free will - that is another illusion.

The good news is, there is no such thing as separation. What the separate sense of self is looking for is all there is. There is only that. This. This is not particular or exclusive. It is everything exactly as it is. Everything is an expression of wholeness, everything is the end of the sense of separation which the separate sense is looking for but in looking the separate sense can only register something, the particular.
When this reality is recognized, it is seen that there is no separation, that the sense of separation was simply a dream, that it never happened, there is no and never was a separate self in the whole of everything. Everything paradise is perfect and complete. But nothing changes, as there never was separation. The appearance is no longer informed by the search for the end of the fear of death and the neurotic outcroppings of that search, but everything is still, everything. In the absence of the search there is a unknowable wonder that this what is, can be, just that it appears, a quiet awesomeness that is this meaningless purposeless explosion of everything, which is an anarchy of love. Absolute freedom appearing as whatever is.
In sharing this, it may be recognized, resonated with. Sometimes there is the registration, that this is undeniable although there is no recognition, simply a refreshing understanding that seems to ring true somewhere and the straightjacket "me" may loosen or even fall away completely.
As the message is that there is nothing to find, it is already this,the separate sense of self has no part to play in the recognition. There is either an impersonal willingness or there is not.
It, this, is everything, completely impersonal and has nothing to do with what the separate sense feels or thinks."
Jim Newman~

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