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Awareness

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The mind produces thoughts ceaselessly, even you do not look at them. When you know what' going on in your mind, you call it consciousness. This is your waking state-your consciousness shifts from sensation to sensation, perception to perception from idea to idea in endless succession.
Then comes awareness, the direct insight into the whole of consciousness, the totality of the mind.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



We do not actually exist at all

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You can't help what you are when you aren't.

As personas, we are all defined by our brain's programmed reactions.....We do not actually exist at all. We ARE the brain's reactions and any "change" occurs only within that gestalt.

— Michael Markham



Beyond this, nothing is

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For many years she had searched for her home in the dream.
On day it dawned that the dream was her home.

— Michael Markham



So beautiful... so magnificent... so tender

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Really the feeling
the ache
the heart ache of love and joy and sorrow are all the same

— Nancy Neithercut



It's all the dream....

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The greatest seers, saints and yogis agree on little.

Seeing this, who could not be indifferent to knowledge and become still.

— Ashtavakra Gita



This Is It, Coyote....

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Wherever it leads you, it will be a dream.
The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory.
Why go anywhere ?
Just realize you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj



Precious Gift

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Awareness is aware that it is aware through the fabrication of an illusory sense of self.

— Michael Markham



Unowned Life

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People really think awakening is about escaping our humanness...
When in fact it seems we feel more...
As there is no more fear of feeling of living of loving...
Knowing we and all things separate are made up does not diminish feeling
After the shift we live a sublime inside out unowned life....
And if you don't like pop corn I will hate you forever!!!!!!!!... lolololololol!

— Nancy Neithercut



A Centerless Jewel

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All that can happen is that is is seen that the center is empty
a centerless jewel
and you exist only as the swirling
the shimmering
and there is not even nothing outside of it or inside of it
you are like an empty shadow
like a seamless unitary streaming
edgeless
centerless

— Nancy Neithercut



You... Simply An Idea

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There has never been any you separate from it
you
were simply an idea
a misperception
a swirling of thought memories..............
seemingly creating a center of the swirling
and yet you as an imaginary character cannot find an end to the swirling circle and pull it untie it........you are it
all that can happen is that is is seen that the center is empty
a centerless jewel

— Nancy Neithercut