this is the transcript from a video I made today…
this reality has an element of knowing to it.
we may not know what life is,
and far be it for any person to say they do –
but, nevertheless, there is this knowing element of experience:
experience is known.
what is it that knows life?
sometimes it’s called consciousness.
but consciousness just means ‘whatever’s conscious’; which means ‘whatever knows’.
so, consciousness isn’t really a word that tells us a lot,
other than the fact that there is the presence of something that’s conscious.
but we could say that Life is, reality is;
that’s true, because there is Being,
there is Life, there is Reality,
if only in the fact that we are aware of it…
there’s this movement:
the movement of Life held within the infinite silence of its own Being,
you could say that poetically.
really, it’s a mystery.
there’s lots we don’t know.
I mean, what do we really know?
consciousness consciousness consciousness
that’s very effective at deconstructing beliefs that obstruct Peace,
but what do we really know?
we know that we are aware, for sure.
we know that awareness is real.
experientially there is one reality (and logically too),
but apart from that, look there’s just…
this moment, this expanse of the texture of life,
this is all just kind of painting a picture because we don’t know,
I mean, look –
so what’s the balance between knowing and not-knowing?
we can’t deny that we know consciousness, to do so would be madness.
but we can know that we don’t know anything else, in a matter of speaking.
all we can know is our consciousness, and even that…isn’t for the mind,
it’s: consciousness knows consciousness,
the rest is –
dynamic, it’s incredible, it’s a wonderful mystery that there is anything.
look, there’s something!
but the Peace
the Peace that we seek
is in the heart of what we really are.
you can ‘unveil’ that through questioning your beliefs earnestly and uncompromisingly.
and then the rest,
there is no rest –
life continues to…
to do what life does.
but there is an end to suffering.
you could say that the most natural experience is that of Love.
it’s always natural because it’s about taking off the armour instead of putting on something.
resisting less, avoiding less,