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You Are the Knower of the Baby and Its Universally Shared Psychosis
S: Daniel, I haven’t a place to externalise recent observations, which I think you may be the person I presently know who could hear or understand what I am experiencing.
Thoughts are just that… They are not the thing itself… big realisation to just observe the stories and distractions in the mind as just thoughts (unreal)!
Daniel: Yup, thoughts are nothing more than objects arising in/to you, awareness.
S: Realisation: there is more empty space in this mind than can be imagined… of which there is mostly attachment to the mental objects and believed… Which makes me nutty…
Daniel: The mind can take on any form. One moment it’s a mountain, the next it’s a mouse or a sexy women. Therefore its nature is actually “emptiness/formlessness.” Yup, we all get fooled by this great power. Totally nutty!
S: I just didn’t know and was unaware of these ongoing and always-thought fixations…
Daniel: This is where vigilant training comes into play, moment-to-moment application of the teachings, shifting your attention from the thoughts (objects) back to yourself, the knower (subject) of the thoughts. Remember, S too is just a thought appearing in/to you, awareness.
S: I am practising mindful meditation daily. Practising this daily has allowed me to “see” the power of this mind and how “it” hijacks me into a multimedia, believed-thought fixation which I am apparently evaporating when it’s observed. It happens like when a fragile bubble is burst… All of a sudden with just the awareness “it’s just a thought” it pops that apparent bubble immediately and then there is nothing… something is practising this awareness very frequently throughout the day…
Daniel: Good on you! Zap them squatters out of your home! As you continue to apply the teachings, this practice becomes even more effortless until eventually it ain’t a practice but simply your natural “state” of being. Remember, you only need to recognise (direct your attention) to your already-free nature as awareness. You can’t become more or less aware, because you are already awareness. And you never change.
S: I’ve understood a lot of this over the years.
Daniel: The fruits of self-knowledge. Yum!
S: So thank you for listening to what is apparently opening for me… “I” am still a baby just beginning to recognise reality.
This may all be a psychosis… If it is, you are my only known being who can listen and again somehow honour or make sense of my drivel and this apparent expansion experience. A big thank you for all your many contributions which you make available.
You’re making hefty deposits to my spiritual bank account.
Daniel: You ARE reality. You are the knower of the baby and its universally shared psychosis. ☺