John’s Musings

  • Breath of Eternity

    I is the nameless, spaceless, sourceless breath of eternity.
  • Allowing

    Let go of everything and simply allow awareness of the boundless, endless here and now.
  • Thoughts

    Thoughts are like bubbles or waves on the surface of the boundless, timeless ocean of awareness. Allow them to come and go unencumbered, free from attachment or identification. That is the meaning of "take no thought."
  • Lucid Dream of I

    I is a lucid dream within a dream, within a dream, within a dream -- infinitely reflected and refracted through the prism of boundless, timeless awareness -- the Net of Indra. Simultaneously dreamer and dreamed, yet neither, I is ineffable, overflowing emptiness. You are that!
  • Light Consciousness

    We do not exist "within" light-consciousness any more than light-consciousness exists "within" space and time. Light-consciousness boundlessly encompasses all that is, both subjective and objective. I is that!
  • Presence

    In presence there are no moments -- only the changing landscape of awareness of the eternally here & now.

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  • Reality or Illusion

    Is what I observe real or an illusion; does the mind give rise to thoughts or do thoughts give rise to mind; are observations images in mind, images of mind, or inseparable from mind; is awareness a product of mind or mind an instrument of awareness? The answer to any question posturing an “either/or” dichotomy is, of course, "Yes."

  • Change

    And the day arrived when the security of the familiar was supplanted by an urge to change, notwithstanding a fear of the unknown -- and, miraculously and without effort, the bud yielded to the blossom.
  • Dream of Separation

    “I” is perfectly capable of (i)magining itself as separate from itself, but it is never subjugated to nor objectified by the (i)llusion -- the dream of separation. Our task is not to escape the dream, but to awaken to and (i)dentify with the dreamer.

  • Rid Me of God

    “I pray God to rid me of God.” What in the world did Meister Eckhart mean by this prayer? It is the ultimate prayer: seeking the awareness of the unimaginable and ineffable dimension of oneness where there is no distinction between the “lover” and the “beloved” or between “I” and “Thou.” Perhaps, Eckhart’s prayer was answered, for he later observed: "The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me: my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing and one love." Eckhart was condemned by the Catholic Church for the content of many of his sermons expounding upon this epiphany. The real blasphemy is the denial of our divinity as so simply and eloquently expressed by Eckhart.

  • Net of Indra

    Awareness knows not absence -- only space-less, place-less, beginning-less, endless Presence. I is that, infinitely reflected and refracted as boundless, ineffable NOW -- the Net of Indra.
  • Questioning Self

    Who are you" -- I asked myself. Why, I'm you. But, who am I? -- I asked. Precisely! -- I responded.
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