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And Laughs And Weeps With Abandon

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It is neither joy nor sorrow
It is a bittersweet glow that sweeps you into the folds of itself and laughs and weeps with abandon....
And you are it and it is you
A sublime aloneness

— Nancy Neithercut



Awakening

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Awakening is not about attaining a special state called happiness
In fact it has nothing to do with feeling better
Or becoming a better person
It is a ripping apart of all ideas of what life is supposed to be or feel like

— Nancy Neithercut



The Illusion Of Separation

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You are the illusion of separation.
Outside of that arena, you have no existence at all.
The very condition that defines you is the mechanism from which you try to escape.

— Michael Markham



A Parade Of Moonglow Across His Heart

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......the glass empties itself.......... and then the sides dissolve....... and the bottom drops out........... and the emptiness pours out......

— Nancy Neithercut



Relevance Of The Sense Of Self

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Within the objectifying mind there emerges a geocentric center of the swirling mnemonic debris. It is the I amness. The human mind is a survival-reproductive program. It evolved to make connections and search for relevance. But when it turns inward to find the relevance of its sense of self it can find nothing there simply because there is nothing there.

— Michael Markham



God Ideas

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God is merely an idealized......really really big......immortal......omnipotent......self.

— Michael Markham



Sense of Self

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Only the human mind has a sense of self and wonders why it's here.
The last thing it ever considers is it isn't.

— Michael Markham



A Sublime Aloneness

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There is a sublime aloneness that swallows lonliness
When it is truly realized there is no other
Bittersweet beautiful
Marvelous and superb

— Nancy Neithercut



Totally Full, Yet Utterly Empty

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When there is no more longing for other
It feels marvelously complete
Totally full
Yet utterly empty
At the same time

This is truly it
There is no more or better or other or past or future or now

— Nancy Neithercut



Imaginings

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It looks like those who you imagine are enlightened have something that you don't.
It's really like they don't have what you believe you do.

— Michael Markham