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How Do I Just Let Go And Be?

How do I just let go and be?

Dear Rupert, 

How do I just let go and Be?

With best wishes,

Paul

 

Dear Paul, 

Paul: How do I let go and just BE?

Rupert: Are you not present seeing these words? Whatever it is that is ‘present’ and ‘seeing’ is what we call ‘I.’ Do you have to do anything special in order to be the one who is seeing or who is aware of these words? 

If the eyes close, these words disappear, but does the one who is aware of them cease to be? No, it remains present and aware, experiencing the next perception. 

You are simply this Present Awareness without having to do anything about it.

Have you ever been or could you ever be anything other than this Present Awareness? Could you do anything that would take you closer to or further from this Present Awareness? 

Sometimes, we pretend to be something other than Present Awareness by imagining ourselves to be a body or a mind but even then, there is something that is present and aware of this body/mind and that ‘something’ is what we are. 

The one that seems to be holding on and the one that wants to let go is the entity that we imagine ourselves to be. Who or what imagines this? Thought.

The entity doesn’t do the imagining. It is imagined. 

The one who is aware of this imaginative thought is the one that we are. 

That one is not an entity that is present. It is the Presence itself in which all apparent entities appear. 

This Present Awareness allows all things, including the thought of being an entity, to appear and disappear within itself but holds onto nothing. 

Does the sky hold onto the clouds? No, it allows them to be exactly as they are. In fact it is the substance of what they are. 

At the same time, the sky is completely unaffected by them and stands to gain or lose nothing by their appearance or disappearance. 

Present Awareness is like the sky. It is the substance of all seeming things but remains completely independent of all seeming things. 

Just remain knowingly as that, which simply means to see clearly that you are always only that, and allow everything to take shape, evolve and disappear within you.

With love,

Rupert