Thinking imagines that our essential nature of pure Awareness shares the limits and the destiny of the body. With this belief, a limited, temporary self comes into apparent existence, on whose behalf most thoughts, feelings, activities and relationships are undertaken.

The Reconciliation Of The Background And Foreground

However the peace, silence, simply recedes in the background and a kind of bi-functioning occurs in the being....like a surface being attending to functional matters and the background abiding in stillness...one lives a dual life for the time being.

Hello Rupert,
 
Thanks for your clarity in attempting to shed some light on ‘direct perception’. Rings true generally.

What is evident here is that there are moments of deep relaxation into a peaceful space when one doesn’t know what one’s looking at! Usually this happens when alone and understanding dawns about the true nature of things and by extension there is less involvement and concern about things…..as if they are peripheral, surface events like transparent, holographic images, with colours, patterns and shades similar to a mysterious but delightful display moment to moment….until someone enters the scene and communication resumes, causing memory, thought and knowledge to function once more.


However the peace, silence, simply recedes in the background and a kind of bi-functioning occurs in the being….like a surface being attending to functional matters and the background abiding in stillness…one lives a dual life for the time being.
 
Comments appreciated….
 
In Delight,
 
Dave

 

Dear Dave,

Dave: What is evident here is that there are moments of deep relaxation into a peaceful space when one doesn’t know what one’s looking at!.... usually this happens when alone and understanding dawns about the true nature of things and by extension there is less involvement and concern about things…..as if they are peripheral, surface events like transparent holographic images with colours, patterns and shades similar to a mysterious but delightful display moment to moment….until someone enters the scene and communication resumes causing memory, thought and knowledge to function once more.

However the peace, silence simply recedes in the background and a kind of bi-functioning occurs in the being….like a surface being attending to functional matters and the background abiding in stillness…one lives a dual life for the time being.

Rupert: At some point it will become obvious, when “someone enters the scene and communication resumes causing memory, thought and knowledge to function once more,” that this occurrence is simply one more “peripheral, surface event like a transparent holographic image with colours, patterns and shades similar to a mysterious but delightful display moment to moment.”

And in due course, no matter how demanding or engaging these intrusions seem to be, it becomes clear in an experiential way that the “peaceful space” is never truly veiled or obscured by any such appearance.

In time the apparent split between the peace in the background and the appearance in the foreground will be reconciled and neither will be compromised by the other.

In other words, the apparent division between the peaceful observer in the background and the agitated appearances in the foreground, dissolves, leaving all appearances saturated with the peace of our own Presence.

We come to know ourselves as love and peace at the heart of all experience.

With kind regards,

Rupert