what is it that you see? (part II – the world)

 

have you ever wondered,

when you are awake

what is it that you see?

 

pick any object you like

a chair or a pen

a flower or a body,

the moon

it doesn’t matter

 

look at that object and see

how far is it from your perception of it?

how far is it from your consciousness of it?

how far is it from your own consciousness?

 

take a close look and see

as if for the first time

 

leave rationality – which is just thoughts – aside

put logic – which is just thoughts – to rest

shut off belief – which is just thoughts – for a moment

 

see!

 

~

 

is there any distance – at all

between that object and your perception of it?

between that object and your consciousness?

 

no

if there was, your perception would not “touch” the object

and therefore would not perceive it

your consciousness would not “touch” the object

and therefore would not be conscious of it

 

there is no distance between perception and its object

meaning, there is no separation

no duality

 

there is really not an object and the perception of it

because they are one

there is only the perception

taking the shape of moon

or table

or anything

 

~

 

now, the devil in your mind

meaning, the devil as your mind

(it’s the only devil there is)

may say

well, perception is one with the image of the object,

but the object itself lies beyond my perception of it,

it is independent of it

 

well

can you ever perceive

or experience

such an object?

can you perceive an object

outside of your perception of it?

can you be conscious of anything

even of yourself

outside of your own consciousness?

 

if not, why talk of an external reality

that forever

and ever

will remain unexperienced and unproved?

 

some say that the absence

of an external reality

is a theory

when in fact

it is the existence of an external reality

that is a theory,

and

being forever unprovable

acquires more the quality of a myth

that is

that which is said to exist

without absolutely no evidence for it

and no possibility thereof

 

~

 

all objects are one

with the perception of them

with the consciousness of them

 

so

all that is ever experienced

is perception itself

all that is ever experienced

is consciousness itself

the moon is consciousness

the cup of tea

the table the people the room

all is consciousness

all is my own very self

I, the consciousness

I, the perceiving

 

all experience is of my self

everything perceived is only consciousness

 

in how many parts can consciousness be divided?

of how many parts is perception made of?

none, really

reality is ever one single piece of pure perception

the uncarved block of consciousnessing

 

all there is myself

consciousness

pure perception

seeing

 

~ Elijah Williams ~

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what is it that you see? (part I – the dream)

 

have you ever wondered,

when you are dreaming,

what is it that you see?

 

perhaps you see a mountain

and you climbing it

and a sky above

and a toe hurting

 

but

actually!

what are you seeing?

 

is there a mountain inside your head?

or an infinite sky or a fleshy toe?

is there even a you, a person, climbing?

 

no

all there is, is images in your consciousness

a consciousness

that is “sleeping” peacefully in a comfy bed

 

but what are those images

actually

made of?

is there any paint in the colors displayed?

 

or

perhaps

all there is

is your own consciousness

weaving a world

out of itself

much like a spider

builds a web

out of its own body

 

when you dream

all you dream of

is your own consciousness

 

all consciousness ever experiences

is itself

 

like water swirling itself into whirlpools

never experiencing anything other than water

 

like wind spinning itself into hurricanes

never experiencing anything other than wind

 

~

 

now,

have you ever wondered,

when you are awake

what is it that you see?

 

~ Elijah Williams ~

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a bridge

 

there is no peace outside the human being

there is no peace inside the human being

while there is a human picture

the slightest face

the wider infinital realm of presence

remains caged in the shadow walls of imagination

 

life really is much simpler than thought makes it to seem

the unpredictable fall of opposites

the surprising unexistence of any subject

the perplexing absence of any object

just the jaw-dropping presence of whatever’s happening

 

just this

typing words in an ordinary keybord

is ultimate reality

the whole universe is all this is

everything that ever happens

is only just supreme reality

 

could thought have ever imagined this to so be?

 

imagination builds ever higher edifices of unreality

so many stories, reaching higher and higher

aiming at untraceable targets up in the skies

 

could the mind,

if it ever existed, ever dream of the real?

aah, just laughing,

and this lauging fills all corners of this universe

all of it

is contained

inside the transparency

of this very

humbled perception

 

all of the universes are just children babbling gibberish

fumbling legs in infancy play

under the admittedly invisible gaze

of the contemplative distracted parent

 

just throw away all your ideas about the real

– it is never like that –

– it is always like this –

just  t  h  i  s

 

there is seeing

and that always is all that is

and that always is all

and that always is

 

a bridge

but no riversides to connect

no shores to bridge

no bridge to shore

no shore to shore

no bridge to bridge

 

just this  s e e i n g

j u s t t h e s e e i n g t h a t y o u a r e

d o y o u s e e n o w ?

 

you are merely

the magnificent

absence of yourself

 

~ Elijah Williams ~

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