The Perfection of Isness

Sometimes through this blog,  I probably give you the wrong impression of my life. I see this blog as a means of expressing how I feel about all manner of things but mostly I share my thoughts and feelings about the ET subject and certain injustices and inequalities in our world.

I’ve been out much of today and when I came home it occurred to me for the nth time, how fortunate I am to be alive, to have a home and to live here in the mountains. Just over a year ago, it seemed like a large local bush fire might rob my son and I of our home and all of our possessions. But it didn’t. And now after a very hot day of almost 40 degrees Celsius, thunderstorms are brewing and it’s very possible that a lightning strike will start another fire. But that future is not yet here.

So, here’s what I don’t say often enough. Our lives are perfect. What is, is. We have been given the gift of life and through the gift of life we are given a set of experiences that enrich the experience of being. Yet we struggle for a past or a future that will sate the great emptiness within. A great emptiness which is actually a great fullness. When we open ourselves up fully to the present moment and experience all that arises in the mind and body, we give birth to vitality, we give birth to the life force and express the soul. We might not like how our world is or we might not like how we are or what is going on in our minds but it is what it is. And it is only in accepting what is, that we realize the perfection of each moment of being.

I don’t know if you have ever had the experience of just witnesses the experience of being. No going anywhere, no doing anything, no trying to achieve any thing – just witnessing being. When we witness, we feel the body and see what a wonderful forever changing being it is. When we witness, we see the eternal movement of the mind in and out of stillness and experience the many moods moods that arise from our thoughts, feelings and emotions. If you observe careful enough, you will notice that your experience, what you witness is perpetually changing. And then if you take a step back, you might just notice that something is witnessing the witness and you might just suddenly feel a movement of infinite regress, where you wonder what is observing what. Ramana Maharshi asked “Who is asking “Who am I ?” – in other words “What is experiencing the experience of I ?”. When we allow careful observation of the experience of being in this human life, we realize that something else exists behind everything.

This something is who we really are. And our true nature is both this and all that we witness and the witness itself – not one or the other. And it is only in living fully in the moment and experiencing all that arises can we experience the perfection of our being. We are beings in these bodies and will one day be beings who create whatever bodies we please. But in an absolute sense, our being exists beyond the realm of any body and in all bodies.

We are choosing to live, whether we do so consciously or not. But what we can also choose, is to see how perfect everything is, just as it is. Nice words but empty unless we can live by them in our darkest moments. I’ve known a few dark moments and it’s only though remembering to accept that this is what it is, that I have found virtue in all my suffering and in the suffering of others. Without darkness, we would have no knowledge of light. Without sadness and grief, no knowledge of happiness and joy. This human being – both the dualistic movement that is constantly in flux and the absolute void that never changes.  This is what it is. And it is only through allowing the head and heart to work together and by merging the virtues of both of them, can we feel all that arises and know the perfection of isness and the perfection of our lives and the Greatness of All Creation.

Make sure you MAKE TIME every single day, to experience the perfection of the moment, the perfection of isness. Make excuses and you’ll miss the opportunity of a life time !


About brightgarlick

Ecclectic kinda guy, who loves life and saviours each day as it is.

Posted on February 15, 2015, in Spirituality and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Very well said Bright. A lot of people don’t realize what they have even when it’s staring right in front of them. Every day is precious.

  2. one of the realest posts you’ve written. this moved mountains in me. haha. thanks for sharing Bright xxx

  3. I can really relate to this post bright. Every moment of my life since iv become more consciously aware i try to practice focusing on this feeling of being alive, being fully in the present. its not hard at all though the wonderful thing about it is that all i have to do is feel myself consciously inside my body and its an instant feeling of just connectivity with everything it seems:) the feeling of being alive never goes unnoticed or unappreciated in my life. Thanks for sharing this brother.

    • Thanks Colin. It’s something that 99 % of people never ever experience. They never look at what is and their own amness, just cruising through life with a monkey at the wheel constantly busy ! It’s an important part of living I think, to be fully present to what the moment offers and to live it as fully as possible. Take care, Brighticus.

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