Awake in two ways

 

Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Reality – what we are and everything is – is already awake. Inescapably. Already awake independent of whether it shows up as clarity or confusion, experiencer or experienced, awake to itself as what it really is or not. It is simply the everyday run-of-the mill awakeness we are all so intimately familiar with that we often don’t even notice it.

And when we do notice, it may appear as “other” if we are identified as something within content of this awakeness such as this human self, a doer, an observer. It may even appear to come and go if we tell ourselves stories that confusion = less awakeness (not true if we look), or that sleep/being unconscious means the awakeness goes away (not really true either).

The second form of being awake is already mentioned. Reality – what we really are – can be awake to itself as what it really is, or not.

So reality is already awake. Awake no thing appearing as something. Vast. Timeless. That which all content of experience – including extent, duration, a doer, an observer – happens within and as.

And also, it can be awake to itself as what it really is, or not. This shift is a blip and pales in comparison with the vast timelessness of the other, although it is usually experienced as quite significant, and does have a significant impact on the life of this human self. When reality is awake to itself, this human self is liberated from being identified with and is allowed to realign within this new context of reality awake to itself.

One is what is already here, inescapably. The other is noticing it, or not.

How can I notice and explore this, in a simple and practical way?

I can use headless experiments. The Big Mind process. Investigating sense fields. And many other forms of gently guided inquiry into what is already here now. Inquiries that sets aside our habitual assumptions (stories) for a while, and allows attention to go to what is already here.

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outline….

  • awake to itself, in two ways
    • first, everything already awake to itself, where it is
    • then, when notice itself, as already awake to itself, where it is (as a glimpse, taste, or identification released out from within any imagined boundaries w/in content of experience and released into the field of experience – awake no thing appearing as something)
    • the second awakening, almost ridiculously tiny compared to the first form of awakeness, which is vast and timeless (but does have a big impact on experience)

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Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Everything throughout the field of experience is already awake to itself, where it is.

That is what I really am, and what everything and everyone already is, and awakeness can temporarily “forget” this and then awaken to itself in this way.

It is all awake no-thing appearing as something, and that something includes the play of awakening and mistaken identity, subject and object, life and death, timeless and time, nonexistence and existence, and any other polarity. What I really am, and what everything and everyone really is, is that which all this happens within and as.

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Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Everything throughout the field of experience is already awake to itself, where it is. This awakeness is what I really am, and what everything and everyone already are.

And this awakeness can be temporarily confused about what it is, identified as an imagined object within itself, and then awake to itself as this.

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Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Everything is already awake to itself. It is awakeness. It is awake, where it is.

This awakeness can find itself awake to what it is. To temporarily “forget” what it is. It can notice, or not notice.

The first form of awake to itself, is always and already here. It is vast. Timeless.

The second form of awake to itself is almost ridiculously tiny and insignificant in comparison, but it can be experienced as a big deal when it happens. And sometimes also before, from within confusion, when it is just a glimpse or an idea.

The first form of awake to itself is what I am and everything and everyone already are. It is the awake no-thing appearing as form, interpreted as all sorts of things through an imagined overlay, as extent and continuity, as objects, beings, life and death, mistaken identity and awakening, existence and nonexistence, and anything else.

The second form of awake to itself is awakeness awake to itself as what it already is, as the infinitely rich play of awake no-thing appearing as something.

How can I notice both of these here now? Through headless experiments. The Big Mind process. Exploring the sense fields. And many other forms of gently guided inquiry into immediate experience, into what is already here now.

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Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Everything is awakeness. It is awake, where it is. All form, all content of experience, is awake.

And this awakeness can find itself awake to what it is, or not. It can notice, or not notice.

The first form of awake is always and already here. It is vast. Timeless.

The second form of awake is almost ridiculously tiny and insignificant in comparison, but it can be experienced as a big deal when it happens, and sometimes also before, from within confusion, when it is just a glimpse or an idea.

The first form of awake to itself is what I am and everything and everyone already are. It is the awake no-thing appearing as form, interpreted as all sorts of things through an imagined overlay, as extent and continuity, as objects, beings, life and death, mistaken identity and awakening, existence and nonexistence, and anything else.

The second form of awake to itself is awakeness awake to itself as what it already is, as the infinitely rich play of awake no-thing appearing as something.

How can I notice both of these here now? Through headless experiments. The Big Mind process. Exploring the sense fields. And many other forms of gently guided inquiry into immediate experience, into what is already here now.

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Here is what is so obvious when it is realized, so utterly simple, and so almost completely impossible to get when it is not directly noticed:

Everything is awake. It is already awake, where it is. Inescapably. What we are is already awake, Said another way, experience is awareness no matter how it appears, including as clarity or confusion, subject or object, mistaken identity or not.

And this awareness can find itself awake to what it really is, or not. It can notice, or not notice. It can be awake to itself, as the awake no thing appearing as something, or not.

The first form of awake is always and already here. It is vast. Timeless.

The second form of awake is almost ridiculously tiny and insignificant in comparison, but it can be experienced as a big deal when it happens, and can certainly have a big impact of the life of this human self. (It is liberated from being identified with.)

The first form of awake to itself is what I am and everything and everyone already are. It is the awake no-thing appearing as form, interpreted as all sorts of things through an imagined overlay, as extent and continuity, as objects, beings, life and death, mistaken identity and awakening, existence and nonexistence, and anything else.

The second form of awake to itself is awareness awake to itself as what it already is, as the infinitely rich play of awake no-thing appearing as something.

How can I notice both of these here now? Through headless experiments. The Big Mind process. Exploring the sense fields. And many other forms of gently guided inquiry into immediate experience, into what is already here now.

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