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Jul 18

Abandon the “wanting” mind

static1.squarespace.comby Brian Thompson

Abandon the “wanting” mind. Drop your desires, one by one.

Let each craving dissolve, as they arise—knowing that the fulfilment they promise is nothing but a worldly lie. Pleasure is fleeting; it is impermanent. You cannot keep it or even maintain it. You can find no peace in forever chasing things which you can’t catch.

Lasting happiness cannot be found through attaining any object, or in having any experience, or in achieving any goal, or in earning any recognition.

Nothing lasts—nothing but awareness.

All things are limited and relative. But, to whom are they relative?For whom do such things and experiences temporarily appease? Who is the real “you” who wants them, who feels as if they need them to be happy, or who self-identifies with what they seem to promise?

All such attainments “of the world” will only briefly satisfy the restless mind who self-identifies with what it believes it lacks. A mind focused on what it thinks it needs will never be content.

As soon as one desire is satisfied, the seeking mind will then chase the next thing it wants, which is whatever it perceives it lacks. The sense of lack never ends. Once believed in, it perpetuates itself, and since it is entirely conceptual, it is infinite—and so is the delusion.

There is no end to that which you believe you don’t have. And, once you self-identify yourself with this nonsense, it (the feeling of dissatisfaction and despair) will seem to permeate your entire being.

When you live in such a way, your whole existence is then defined by whatever you believe you lack—including happiness, self-worth, confidence, peace, love, contenment, and joy.

Drop out of the game entirely. No longer seek anything at all. Free yourself from your imagined self.

Surrender the contents of mind to your awareness of it.

Just be as you are, here and now—empty of wanting, empty of searching, devoid of thinking about your self-ideas entirely. Be empty—empty even of the sense of emptiness itself, for that too is nothing but a state of lack from which all unease grows.

All states of mind are a delusion—transcend them all. Be of no-mind. When there is no mind, there is no problem. The mind will continue to happen, just as the wind will continue to blow—but it will no longer have any effect upon you—as you will know yourself as its selfless witness, consciousness itself.

Allow life to flow through you, as it already does. Observe this. Know this. There is nothing to be kept; there is nothing to “be” or to “have” other than this essence of Beingness that you are—that IS the entirety of this precise moment, as it is presently unfolding. You are forever this invisible and limitless awareness that is the knowledge of all “things”, and yet, is beyond them all.

Rest in your effortless Self—the presence of being that is the very suchness in which this moment called Now is forever flavoured. You are like the sweetness contained within sugar—an invisible essence that permeates it, and yet, cannot be found—it can only be tasted.

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