That Which We Are Is Not A Mental Projection

That Which We Are Is Not A Mental Projection

Magdi, 04-02-2022

Simply welcome your experience just as it appears
be comfortable

you don’t need to do anything
for the duration of this meditation
simply rest
rest as presence

whatever thoughts may appear to you
whatever sensations appear to you is okay
let it be as it is

we are not trying to improve anything
we are not trying to reach a state

all states appear and disappear

notice that there is no effort
which is required to simply be

in being there is no one who is doing anything.

We often define ourself
via the thoughts that appear to us

a thought which appears to you doesn’t know anything about you

allow the meaning of these words to resonate within you
to be alive within you to deliver their meaning

irrespective of whatever thoughts may appear to you you are

and when a thought dissolves
making room for possibly another thought
in the absence of thought you are

presence knows itself
I mean I am and I know that I am

we all share that same knowing
that same being

when a sound appears nothing happens to you

when a thought appears nothing happens to you

but this you that which hears these words right
now is not contained inside a thought
you are not contained inside a thought

a thought appears to you it is contained within you
it appears within you within awareness you
you do not appear

when you wake up from deep sleep the body appears
it appears as sensation
images
it appears to you

sensations appear within awareness
I perceive the sensation

but I am not defined by the sensation
a sensation may provide me some information about the body

sensation of hunger
sensations tiredness

appears to me
provides me some information about the body

this does not mean that I am the body

I am the reality that perceives that is
whatever it is that truly hears these words right now

I do not depend on hearing these words
in order to know that I am.

I meaning awareness is non phenomenon
it is not an object
it is not evolving in time

that which hears these words is not evolving in time

evolution applies to form
to animal species
human species
other species

evolution does not apply to your reality

in order to be you don’t need to do anything
you don’t need to imagine yourself
the man or woman person

you don’t need to imagine yourself as anything

anyway you imagine yourself is a sort of limitation

you start to feel limited
worried concerned fearful
when you imagine yourself to be the body mind

that which you are
precedes imagination

imagination requires awareness presence
but awareness does not require imagination

knowing yourself as that which precedes imagination
as that which precedes conceptualization.

When you project an image of yourself
you’re conceptualizing imagining yourself
as an image

and then you may be worried whether this image is acceptable to you to others

You may feel incomplete unhappy as an image

you may even perceive others as images in your head

you may get depressed
about the image

isolated as an image as a projection

sometimes there may be subtle image of being spiritually advanced

often time we don’t like to see or be in touch with images we have ourself and others

but whenever we simply rest as presence as awareness
effortless transparent being

there are no images
no projections

life living itself
while I know myself as I
as being not a personal being

but just being beingness awareness

just one ocean
the ocean of being

and the world
the body
the mind
or experience is just a movement of the ocean
within itself

some parts of the ocean are very quiet and still
other parts of the ocean wavy

stormy and then quiet again
that’s the ocean.

I am all of it but nothing is happening to the ocean.


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