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Where Thought Can Go No Further

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You cannot go there...there is a point where thought can go no further...where there are no things...not even nothing...is...is what is going on...unkissable with words thoughts...magnificent beyond measure...yet...the worded world of separate things and events...this made up virtutal reality like a net that cannot capture what is going on...is included in what is going on

— Nancy Neithercut



Mind

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Mind is a word the brain uses to name its thought stream and then believes it is a thing........... when the mind is left hanging....... like when you see a beautiful sunset.... or when reading ambiguous words........... the imaginary lines blur.................

— Nancy Neithercut



The Sense Of Self

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Ok......This is not going to go down easy.
There is no body that knows more about the matter at hand than you.
And any body, alive or dead, who is peddling a medicine for a disease that doesn't even exist is practising medicine in the morgue.
Oh......I know .......that doesn't help you a whole heck of a lot and it's pretty darn hard to accept.
But it's as close as words can get to unraveling the conceptual knot that defines the sense of self.

— Michael Markham



Mental Fabrications

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Knowing that you and all things are a mental fabrication there is no longer trying to fix yourself or others or the world

— Nancy Neithercut



An Empty Center

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You are the imaginary reference point in the dream

As soon as one word is spoken thought there arises an imaginary line between a you and it
And all and everything all separate things and measurement ....time ....
All made up
Mental fabrications
Arise
All swirling around an empty center

— Nancy Neithercut



Constantly Weaving A Net

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There simply was no one, no thing, left, to be or not be, anything or nothing...
The brain constantly weaves a net with threads of belief stitched together with words...this web cannot capture what is going on yet it is part of what is going on...if it stops...for just a moment...all separate things and events...and you ...simply disappear

— Nancy Neithercut



A Symphony

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There is only the indivisible symphony of perception and the simultaneous inseparable recognition of it

It is all the dream
Even recognizing your essential emptiness

The human mind creates stories about what is going on
Big Bang
God
Evolution
Aliens
Even these words

Some just sound more real than others

— Nancy Neithercut



It Is All The Dream

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There is no true nature

And most cannot face the fact that there really isn't anything there

They glimpse their essential emptiness and fill in the blank with a place holder
Like true nature
God
Timeless awareness
Love

There is only the indivisible symphony of perception and the simultaneous inseparable recognition of it

It is all the dream

— Nancy Neithercut



There Is Not Even Nothing

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A sage is a mirror of a seekers love and emptiness

— Nancy Neithercut



Emptiness Dancing....

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Even as a child she loved that big spinning ball of mirrors.
Only in the delta of her life did she begin to see her own face in all the facets

— Michael Markham