The no-thing that allows all things

What is our more fundamental nature?

When I look for myself, I find that one aspect of my nature is capacity.

CAPACITY FOR THE WORLD AS IT APPEARS TO ME

My nature is capacity for the world as it appears to me. Capacity for any and all of my experiences – of this human self, the world, and anything else. 

This capacity is nothing in itself which makes it possible for it to allow anything. 

Somehow, I am that capacity. We can say that it allows any experience. Takes the form of any experience. And can be found within any experience.

CAPACITY FOR TIME, SPACE, MOVEMENT, SOUND

It’s timeless allowing time. This timelessness is here whether or not there is an experience of time. It’s what any experience of time happens within and as. And it’s present even when there is an experience of time.

It’s spaceless allowing space. This spacelessness is here whether or not there is an experience of space. It’s what any experience of space happens within and as. And it’s present even when there is an experience of space.

It’s stillness allowing conventional stillness and movement. This stillness is here whether or not there is an experience of conventional movement and stillness. And it’s present even when there is an experience of conventional movement and silence.

It’s absence of sound allowing conventional silence and sound. It’s the stillness that’s here whether or not there is conventional sound and silence. And it’s present even when there is an experience of conventional sound and silence.

AND SO ON

We can go through the same with any content of experience.

My nature is the absence of color that allows color, forms itself into color, and is within any experience of color. And the same with shapes, sensations, thoughts, trees, people, the world, the universe.

OTHER ASPECTS OF MY NATURE

When I explore my nature, I find it can be talked about in other ways too, using words like awakeness, oneness, even love, and that’s for other articles.

SIMPLER TO NOTICE

When I try to talk about this with words, it easily sounds convoluted and mysterious. Partly because I may not find the simplest and most immediate way to express it, and partly because of the nature of language.

And when I notice it, it’s simple, immediate, and obvious. It’s the most familiar to me. It’s always been here whether it’s been noticed or not.

DRAFT

This is something many talk about, and it’s much less mysterious than it can seem. 

Our nature is capacity for any and all of our experiences – of this human self, the world, and anything else. 

This capacity is nothing in itself which makes it possible to it to allow anything. 

And somehow, we are that capacity, and every single experience we have and every aspect of every experience is also this capacity, this no-thing allowing something. 

It’s timeless allowing time. 

It’s spaceless allowing space. 

It’s absence of sound allowing conventional silence and sound. 

And so on. 

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It’s timeless allowing time. It’s prior to time and what time happens within and as.

It’s spaceless allowing space. It’s prior to space and what space happens within and as.

It’s stillness allowing conventional stillness and movement. It’s the stillness prior to movement and ordinary stillness, and it’s within this movement and stillness.

It’s absence of sound allowing conventional silence and sound. It’s the silence prior to sound and ordinary silence, and it’s within this silence and sound.

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It’s timeless allowing time. It’s prior to time. It’s what any experience of time happens within and as. And it’s within any experience of time.

It’s spaceless allowing space. It’s prior to space. It’s what any experience of space happens within and as. And it’s within any experience of space.

It’s stillness allowing conventional stillness and movement. It’s the stillness prior to movement and ordinary stillness, and it’s within this movement and stillness.

It’s absence of sound allowing conventional silence and sound. It’s the silence prior to sound and ordinary silence, and it’s within this silence and sound.

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And it’s an aspect of and inherent in any experience of time.

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It’s timeless allowing time. It’s prior to time. It’s what any experience of time happens within and as. And it’s present even when there is in any experience of time.

It’s spaceless allowing space. It’s prior to space. It’s what any experience of space happens within and as. And it’s present even when there is an experience of space.

It’s stillness allowing conventional stillness and movement. It’s the stillness prior to movement and ordinary stillness. And it’s present even when there is an experience of conventional movement and silence.

It’s absence of sound allowing conventional silence and sound. It’s the silence prior to sound and ordinary silence. And it’s present even when there is conventional silence and sound.

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This is much simpler to notice than to try to figure it out within thought.

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