the truth of my unknowing

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“This aliveness is nothing being everything. It’s just life happening. It’s not happening to anyone. There’s a whole set of experiences happening here and they’re happening in emptiness … they’re happening in free fall. They’re just what’s happening. All there is is life. All there is is beingness. There isn’t anyone that ever has or does not have it. There’s nobody that has life and somebody else doesn’t have life. There just is life being life.

This message is so simple it totally confounds the mind. This message is too simple. Already your mind’s saying, “Yes, but come on … what about the levels of enlightenment and what about my emotional blocks, and what about my chakras, they’re not all fully open? What about my stillness – I’m not really still yet, and what about my ego? Somebody told me I still have an ego … it’s a bit reduced but it’s still there.”

But all of that, all of those ideas are adopted lessons about how it should be. The ego is what’s happening. The ego is just being ego. Thinking is just being thinking. There is only being. There is just being. There’s nothing else. There’s nobody that’s running that. There’s no destiny, there’s no God, there’s no plan, there’s no script, there’s nowhere to go because there is only timeless being. Being is totally whole just being. And it is alive and fleshy and sexy and juicy and immediately this; it’s not some concept about ‘there’s no-one here’. It’s not some concept about ‘there’s nowhere to go’. It is the aliveness that’s in that body right now. There is pure beingness, pure aliveness. That’s it. End of story.

Really it is simply that.”

(Tony Parsons)

There is nowhere to get to because we are already here.

There is no enlightenment because we are already enlightened — it is merely covered up with as much muck as is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico right now. Our searching for it is like trying to swim in quicksand.

We are no different from the rishis of ancient India, only we have forgotten what we are, they did not.

It really IS so simple, but none of it is easy.

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4 thoughts on “the truth of my unknowing

  1. I love this. It really is that simple. The mind loves complexity, but the concepts it creates in order to understand only obscure understanding. The mind has no access to this truth. Only simple being can understand. Thanks for posting this!

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  2. Interesting video, this is the first time I have seen Tony happening.

    Many people in the West have an extreme sense of individuality. Ultimately, to break down this sense of individuality it is necessary to go all the way to the other extreme, which is embracing the idea of no separation, no other and no individuality. Later, one may come to the more mature understanding that while there is no concrete, unchanging Self, and no separate Self, there does exist a transient self which can be useful in understanding certain aspects of life. After all, if we had no understanding of self and not self then we would be completely unable to rationalize the behavior of most people we encounter in the West. We must understand the abstract self in order to effectively communicate with people. Therefore, because we think it, it is. The abstract self is real to us and always will be, out of necessity.

    It really just boils down to changing the concept of self, but to do so one must first eradicate their existing concept of self because it is so powerfully reinforced from early childhood all through adulthood.

    I like his overall message that true liberation comes from mindfulness, from living in total awareness of the present moment. That is really what he is saying. Is this guy a Buddhist?

    I don't understand why he disparages people who are “supposedly” enlightened and teach enlightenment while at the same time teaching Buddhist principles to unenlightened individuals. That seems a little backwards and hypocritical to me, but then, so does the extreme concept of non-Self. We must remember that anatman was a response to the Hindu concept of atman (Which had negative practical implications in society), and should not be taken literally to mean that all ideas of self-hood are completely useless.

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