the One Self, Awareness Itself. Stop for a moment right now, and
notice this presence of awareness that you are here and now.
Notice that you are spacious, open, awake and free. Notice that
these words are arising in this spacious openness that you are.
Notice that all of the activities of the mind, the seeking and
suffering, the resistance and attachments, the stories and
dramas all play out in your spacious, open presence of
peaceful, loving, spacious openness is what you are. This
spacious openness is the Self, the Liberation, the Awakening,
the Enlightenment, the Peace and the Love for which you've been
seeking. You have always been, and always will be simply THIS.
apparent that you already are this witnessing presence; you are
the Self. You know this from your own direct experience.
Everywhere you go; there you are as this witnessing presence.
Right now you are this freedom, this liberation, this awakening,
this enlightenment. There is nothing mystical about your
presence as awareness you just are. Notice it now.
be a tendency to spiritualize or mystify this simple
presence of awareness that is always here and now, especially
after having what could be called life-changing experiences,
realizations and epiphanies. You are always this simple
witnessing presence. Sometimes you witness what seem to be
mystical experiences, and other times the mundane, but you are
always this simple witnessing presence peaceful and free.
All there is is
This there is nothing else.
There's nowhere to go, nothing to do, nothing to become.
This is all there is.
All there ever was is This.
All there ever will be is This.
There is nothing else just This.
Nothing mystical. Nothing mundane.
And You are This.
interest in communicating this message is to de-mystify the
concepts of Awakening, Liberation, Self-Realization, and
Enlightenment. And to share the fact that it's possible to be
free of psychological suffering, and free of spiritual seeking.
approach is to share my direct experience, and to speak from the
heart about what I have found to be true. And I'm finding that
those who stop for a moment, consider the suggestions offered,
and apply them to their own direct experience are finding
themselves free of psychological suffering and spiritual
notice that the message being shared here is shockingly simple.
And possibly for that reason, those who have keenly developed
intellects tend to overlook the obvious, and continue exercising
their intellect with never-ending questions, doubts, and Yes,
buts! So the appearance of suffering and seeking goes on.
stop for a few moments and look to your own direct experience
for the answers, you may be surprised how quickly and easily
psychological suffering and spiritual seeking come to an end. If
your interest is in being free of psychological suffering and
free of the outrageous myths of enlightenment, then look to your
own direct experience for answers to the fundamental questions
posed here. It is this simple.
of psychological suffering and spiritual seeking does not
require years of spiritual practice, meditation, faith, trust,
understanding of complex religious philosophies, or a keenly
developed intellect. Psychological suffering and your spiritual
search come to an end by seeing in your own direct experience
that what you are in essence is simply awareness, and that
nothing can trouble you but imagination.
Your being is not a thing or an object
that can be grasped. The attempt to do so is an exercise
in futility. Being-awareness (your true nature) is already fully
present and known. Do you know "you are"? Yes. Is awareness
present now? Yes. This is all this is. There is no awakening,
enlightenment, embodiment or liberation involved in this at all.
Those who promulgate such concepts are simply in error and
demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the basic facts of
non-dual spirituality. This is about something so simple and
clear that we are apt to overlook what is really being
communicated. Once we start to look for "it", we have already
gone astray, so to speak, because there is an assumption that we
do not see it or know it. This is completely fallacious.
Until your life is lost you will always wonder why . . .
for that which is sought has never been lost, but what the
seeker tries to understand can never be known.
That is why there is nothing in The Open Secret message for
the seeker to grasp and claim ownership of . . . no special
states of bliss, stillness or presence are on offer.
The fallacy of the need to attain earnestness, acceptance or
refinement of the body mind is exposed. You will not be invited
to look within and discover "your true nature" or that state of
awareness which promises so much but comes and goes so quickly.
There are no spiritual lollipops of any kind on offer here.
There is no compromise with the seeker's need for
guidance, process or teachings of becoming . . . nothing is for
sale but the fairy story of the little "me" could expire.
The gift of being together in this palpable boundlessness is
that already what you are is seen as wholeness, without
expectations or demands. Confusion and resistance can dissolve
in the light of openness and nothing will be left. Out of that
nothingness emerges the indescribable fullness and wonder of
Tony Parsons - April 2007