Dear Seeker, It's Never Easy to Write This...
I’m not sure how many ways I can tell you this, and so most times I just have to repeat myself. You don’t listen. Thoughts crowd out the very ability to listen to direction. And! You often become frustrated with this direction and walk away from our inquiry thinking that the pointer can’t be of much use. You assume that the person giving it is just wrong about what it is you need to hear in order to see this. But the truth is,
There’s a reason why this particular pointer is the most effective I’ve come across. It’s direct. Blunt. It leaves no room for discussion, and my role is to end the discussion entirely.
I don’t want a dialogue with you!
Don’t be offended by that.
While a dialogue may help you to UNDERSTAND what’s being said, that understanding isn’t what’s going to get this done. I’ll tell you what will and I’ll give it my best shot, knowing that it’s worked for hundreds of people already, maybe thousands. Here it is, so listen up.
That’s it. It’s the best and most thorough pointer you’re going to find if you could just stop long enough to do what’s directed.
Now, you have to ask yourself this… how is it that this pointer can be it. The one. Everything. The KEY? Go ahead and ask that question. Test it out. Tear it up. How is that IT?
And when you hit a brick wall, just maybe you’ll do what’s being asked which is to notice that a speck of dust is more real than the self. A droplet of dew is more real than the self has ever been or can ever be.
How is that true? In what way is that true?
When the answer comes, just stop and take that in. Then scan that brain for all of the teachings which say that this is simple. Childlike. Humble. Think of all the accounts of those who’ve ‘gotten it’ and said that they couldn’t believe how simple it is. And the look of wonder? It’s not because they’re suddenly seeing pixie dust or rainbows. It’s because they stopped to follow the directive, and then they saw the truth of REALITY AS IT IS.
Look at the picture in this post.
What is seen?
What is absent?
Look at anything.
What is seen?
What is not?
originally posted on Delma’s blog.