Effortless Awareness

Magdi Badawy, 01-22-2023

So for some of you who may be new to this meeting

we will start this meeting with a guided meditation
and then you’re welcome to explore
whatever questions you may have

so to start with
you are welcome either to close your eyes
or turn your gaze inward and
welcome yourself
welcome your experience as it appears to you

rest as presence

we can let go of the past
and let go of whatever tasks
you may need to do

you’ll get to them later
for now
simply come to presence and
welcome yourself as this presence

you may notice that
your experience

is composed of

thoughts and Sensations

as well
something else
besides that which is perceived

which is
the perceiving aspect

the fact
of perceiving

the reality of perception


which is
to the senses

and yet undeniable

and this awareness is
there is nothing
that you actually need to do
in order to hear these words

nothing that you need to do
in order to simply be

nothing that you need to do
in order to know that you are

that which is
knows that it is

that which is

and knows
that it perceives

your reality
and the reality of that
which perceives
are one and the same
they are not two

your reality and
the reality
of that which knows
that it is

are not two

there is a reality to that which you perceive

but at most
the reality of that which you perceive
is equal to the reality
of that which perceives

at most
the reality of the world
which you perceive

the reality of sensations
the reality of the body
which you perceive

the reality of your mind
of thoughts of memories
that you perceive

is equal to your reality

which is awareness consciousness

invisible to the senses

without borders

whenever you look
any limits

to the reality which perceives

whenever you look
for any limits to I
in fact you don’t find any

you may find thoughts and sensations
but you won’t find any actual borders

you will not find any limits
any conditions upon awareness

when you look at effort
you will find that effort

is always
either on behalf of a fictitious entity

necessary to
accomplish certain practical functions

but you will not find any effort
to become aware

effortless awareness

is your true nature

not dependent

on anything phenomenal

that which understands these words

that which perceives as perception
is awareness itself

we confuse ourselves
to be
the body mind
to be a limited

to be a male or female form

you’re not anything which you perceive

you are free to define yourself any way you wish

because your freedom is God’s freedom
infinite freedom

any way you define yourself
is limiting

because you define yourself
as a body mind
as a person

and you will spend your life
living under this limitation

struggling seeking for happiness
outside of yourself in a variety of
experiences which will not fulfill you
but of course you are welcome to go for it

only your interest in truth
and your dedication
to the understanding

will reveal
to you the garden

will reveal to you
the causeless peace
that does not come and go

when you are doing any effort
ask yourself
on whose behalf is this effort
being conducted

is it on behalf of your personal self
whatever that is

or is it a rising out of love
out of joy
out of freedom

out of your love for creativity
or your love for expression

ask yourself what are you looking for
for whom
for what purpose

what really matters
to you

allow yourself to be guided
by reason intelligence and love

because love is compassionate



always available

you don’t need to look far
it’s right here

the Love is Real

but it shines in your heart a
nd through your actions

it enlightens the world

brings solace to people’s hearts around you
without any effort

no effort

in time you discover that you are that

that you are love itself

will upon this understanding
your body becomes a channel
and your mind
an expression of this love

which is universal
it belongs to everybody

do not confuse yourself
to be a limited body mind

investigate that belief
so that you become free
of this unnecessary limitation

via this understanding
without doing anything
you heal around you

for all the wounded
pained hearts

you know that I am refers to Universal being

the I that you are
is the universal itself
everyone is your very self
everybody is yourself
the same I that I am
shines in everybody’s being
as everybody’s being

there is no separation anywhere

be clear
that this understanding
is yours
so that it can spread
throughout your entire being
and beyond

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