The Openness of Presence
The Simplicity of What Is
Here-Now: Plain and Simple
If we drop all the labels, ideas and beliefs about life and what’s going on here, if we let go of everything that can be doubted, what remains? Is it not this undeniable awaring presence and the bare actuality of present experiencing, just as it is?
In exploring experience, we may notice that it is ever-changing, impermanent, impossible to pin down or grasp. And yet, it all appears Here-Now in this unlocatable immediacy, this timeless presence that we are. This whole happening is boundless and seamless, with no inside or outside, no before or after.
Words and thoughts are never identical to the actuality that they attempt to describe or explain. Hypnotized by language, we tend to mistake these conceptual maps for the indescribable and inexplicable living reality in which every moment is fresh and new. There is no true explanation or description of actuality, and there is no final answer, no final understanding, no finish-line to cross. Freedom is letting go of the known, relaxing into groundlessness, and simply being what we cannot not be: this ever-present, ever-changing Here-Now, just as it is.