“There’s a destination a little up the road
From the habitations and the towns we know
A place we saw the lights turn low
Jig-saw jazz and the get-fresh flow”
“Within you there is a dimension of experience that has no history, no time, no past, no personality, no karma, no problems or suffering. It has no story and does not feel compelled to defend or protect itself. It is the eternal dimension of consciousness that is completely free—existing beyond the dimension of time and everything that touches time. It is the fundamental truth of your being, and it can only be realized in the present moment.
By awakening to the reality of the present moment—the reality of what is—we awaken to the truth of who we are. The true reality of nature and the true reality of ourselves is inseparable. By awakening to this dimension of truth, we become liberated by all of the false narratives and stories that dominate the mind. We see through the mind and its thinking by realizing that all thoughts are illusory and not reality. As long as you are unaware of the dimension of being, you take the thinker to be who you are. Thinking is of course conditioned by the past, by your upbringing, your culture, your family background, education, and so on; and so by identifying with thought, your sense of self is also limited to the conditioning of your mind.
If we can awaken to the true reality of what is, we can realize our own fundamental being, and its inseparability from the beingness of all things. With this awakening comes the flowering of peace and love, as we no longer feel the need to fight or protect ourselves from life, but see our unity with it. To awaken to the truth of our being we have to be willing to look at the illusions that veil us from this truth. We have to be willing to look at our minds, to understand our minds, and to unlearn the many thoughts and beliefs that distract us from reality.”
– joseph p. kauffman