I often experience a particular insight as fresh and immediate. And then make a story out of it, compare it with memories of other stories, and note with some surprise that it seems “old”. This story is similar to an old story, yet the experience of what the stories point to is fresh and new.
Insights pointing to exactly where I am stuck
As soon as there is any belief in the label “insight” or the story this label refers to, that is of course exactly where I am stuck.
That is where I create a sense of identity, of I and other. That is where I split the world up in right and wrong, clarity and confusion. That is where I lose myself, where there is a sense of alienation, something to hold onto, something to protect, a weapon to make others wrong.
Projections as immediate
One of these insights is of projections as immediate.
A quality arises and is noticed. A story is added to it, apparently placing the quality “out there” – in the past, future, on others. And I can notice this, and find the quality alive right here.
It is very simple. Very immediate. Releasing the whole confusion that comes with blind projections.
And again, the story I put on this is apparently as the old story of projections, the one I have hold onto since my teens – when I got heavily into Jung and anything having to do with projections.
Yet the experience of it is different, far more immediate and fresh. Without any fancy tools or techniques. Just unfolding immediately and simply, allowing the temporary confusion to unravel.
And even this story of it being an “old” insight is a projection. The insight is alive right here. And I add a story on it appearing to place it (partly) in the past.
What is alive right now is all there is. There is no past, apart from stories about it. And these stories unfold right now.
Already alive here now
The world may agree with my stories about the past, or not, but they are still only stories – unfolding right now.
And the content of the stories, what they refer to, is also (only and already) alive right now, right here. It is all already alive right here now, right in the midst of the stories about them.
It is already noticed right here now, and all I need to do is noticing exactly that.