The inevitability of what I am

What I am is inescapable.

When I explore what I more fundamentally am, I find I am what my experiences – of this human self and the world – happen within and as. It’s all always new and it’s happening within and as what I am.

I assume that’s how it is for any being, whether it’s noticed there or not.

We cannot escape it. It’s always here. It’s here to be noticed or not.

It’s not hidden. It’s not deep and it doesn’t require any depth. It’s not high and doesn’t require any higher consciousness. It’s not something unfamiliar.

It’s easy to overlook. We may notice it, assume it’s some kind of background, and overlook that it’s what we are. We may dismiss it because it seems too familiar and we are looking for something more hidden and mystical. We may ignore it because we assume it doesn’t have much practical use. We may not notice it because we are absorbed into ideas of being something particular within the content of experience.

We can find a habit of noticing it. It finds a habit of noticing itself through the daily life of this human self.

A FEW MORE WORDS

There is a lot more to explore about this, and I’ll add a few more words.

When we assume we fundamentally are something in particular within content of experience, we create a sense of fundamentally being an I with the rest of existence as Other.

Typically, we take ourselves to be this human self, or some aspects of this human self, and it’s a bit fuzzy and changes over time and with circumstances.

This sense of being a separate self can only be upheld if I don’t examine it. If I do, it starts showing its cracks. I may notice that there is nothing stable or solid here to put any identity on. I may also notice that my experience of this human self and the wider world happens within and as our sense fields. It all happens within and as what I am. And that’s what I more fundamentally am, more than anything within the shifting content.

For me, my content of experience – which includes this human self, others, the wider world – is one. It’s all happening within and as what I am. Nothing is left out, including any ideas about it or pointers to it.

And this shifts how I relate to it all in daily life.

I also notice that many parts of me (my psyche) were created within separation consciousness and still operate from separation consciousness. These color my perception and life. When they are triggered, I may get caught up in them. And they all surface metaphorically asking to join in with the noticing of oneness. They too want to join in with the conscious noticing and living from oneness.

All of this only happens here and now. Any thoughts of any of it having happened in the past, or happening over there in someone else, or possibly happening in the future, is an invitation to notice it here and now.

It’s all an ongoing process. There is no endpoint. The starting point and endpoint are here now.

These explorations don’t require any particular worldviews and no particular beliefs or assumptions. It’s all about noticing what we are in our own first-person experience and see how it is to notice this and perhaps even living from this noticing.

INITIAL DRAFT

What we are is inescapable.

When I explore what I more fundamentally am, I find I am what my experiences – of this human self and the world – happen within and as. It’s all always new and it’s happening within and as what I am.

I assume that’s how it is for any being, whether it’s noticed there or not.

We cannot escape it. It’s always here. It’s here to be noticed or not.

It’s not hidden. It’s not deep and it doesn’t require any depth. It’s not high and doesn’t require any higher consciousness. It’s not something unfamiliar.

It’s easy to overlook. We may notice it, assume it’s some kind of background, and overlook that it’s what we are. We may dismiss it because it seems too familiar and we are looking for something more hidden and mystical. We may ignore it because we assume it doesn’t have much practical use. We may not notice it because we are absorbed into ideas of being something particular within the content of experience.

We can find a habit of noticing it. It finds a habit of noticing itself through the daily life of this human self.

A FEW MORE WORDS

There is a lot more to say about it….

When we assume we fundamentally are something in particular within content of experience, we create a sense of fundamentally being an I with the rest of existence as Other.

Typically, we take ourselves to be this human self, or some aspects of this human self, and it’s a bit fuzzy and changes over time and with circumstances.

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