This morning I was reading Presence: The Intimacy of All Experience, the second volume of Rupert Spira’s most recent published work. In the chapter that starts on page 71 Rupert says, “Reality is not mysterious. It is present, here, shining in this current experience. It is substantial, intimate, and immediate.” My mind stopped. I knew immediately that this is true. All the questions of why and how that make up what we call the mystery are simply an added veiling of thoughts–story that separates us from the immediacy of what is! If I simply set thoughts aside, the mystery vanishes, and the beauty and clarity that pervades all experience shines forth.
There are no answers, because thoughts themselves are objects within awareness. They can know nothing–they are always late, always referring to what is already gone.
Happy New Year! And deep gratitude to those of you who read and comment regularly. You light up my days.
© Skye Blaine, 2011