"I Am" - the trickiest notion of all

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"I Am" - the trickiest notion of all.

So natural to the one who has traced it and so confusing to the one who hasn't yet.

So soft, so subtle that any effort is destined to block access to it.

It is always there and yet tacit to most.

It has no glory, it is not shiny , it is so basic, common, plain and boring that it is so difficult to say "hey, look there, do you see that?".

It is so close, so intimate that the eyes that watch towards the sky, towards the distance, overlook it.

Even to say "it is the sense of being" is misleading. It is the sense of being but in a different way than what your mind expects.

Follow diligently the following and you may encounter consciously the notion of "I Am":

Tune in to the most simple and common thing. Make sure you are not expecting to gain any excitement out of it. Make sure you throw away all the concepts and descriptions you have ever heard and read about this "I Am".

Now, when your eyes are open, you can easily notice the sense of "I" associated with your body and person. This is of course not the sense of "I Am", just a preparation.

Now close your eyes. Have you noticed that this sense of "I" has soften? almost diminished?

Look very gently in an effortless way, in a playful way, for the residue of this sense of "I" that is still there even when your eyes are closed, a residue that is within you, within the one that watches, not outside, make sure to look inwardly and not outwardly, and just feel this simple residual sense of individuality.

This is the "I Am". Welcome aboard.

Be aware of the possible disappointment about the uninteresting plainness of this feeling after all the search and expectations.

Stick to this "I Am".

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Great great guidance to that

Great great guidance to that evasive sense of "I Am". I think you answered in a beautiful and sensitive way the riddle presented in http://www.gurusfeet.com/forum/what-fuck-does-nisargadatta-mean-quot-i-a....

seeker | Wed, 01/18/2012 - 19:51