A sentence from any source can be used as a koan, a question for own exploration.
It is most interesting when the statement appears mundane or counter intuitive, and even if it is a familiar reminder, it can be an invitation to look in a fresh way and perhaps a little further.
This is it.
This is all there is. All my images of the world and myself is my own world of images.
All I see “out there” – in present, past, and future, is here now. All goals, dreams, qualities, dynamics, whatever it is, is here now.
It is an image here now. The feelings and atmosphere it evokes are here now. The qualities and dynamics I see out there is here now.
Even the images of present, past, and future themselves happen in my own world of images.
I can notice and get familiar with this in the usual ways. I can inquire into my beliefs. I can explore my sense fields. I can recognize my images as images as they happen. I can notice my emotions as here now, and not belonging to anything out there in the past, future, or present. I can recognize my goals as stories here now. I can find the qualities and dynamics I see in others here now, in myself, including in how I relate to that person. I can ask myself if what I seek is not already here.
In this way, I get double benefit from my world of images. I can use my images, goals, and so on as guides for choices and actions in the world. And I can recognize it all already happening here now.
- this is it
- sentences from any source, can be used as a koan, a question for own exploration
- this is it
- this is all there is
- my own world of images
- all I see “out there” is right here now
- an image here now
- feelings here now
- qualities and dynamics here now
- here now
- all happening here now
- use projections, goals, etc. as guides for choices and actions in the world