‘My’ and ‘mine’ is a huge part of the discomfort. When there is an overdrawn bank account, it is troublesome when it is ‘mine’ and not troublesome when it’s not ‘mine’. In the absence of ‘mine’ what is there to worry about?
If ‘mine’ is defined as what cannot be taken from you, what can truly be called ‘mine’? This is the manner in which I realized that nothing is mine.
Only an imaginary ‘me’ stands in the way such lucidity.
I-amness is prior to this individuality, I-am-this. In it, every action is mine, every object is me.
I-am equals I-am-all. There is no ‘mine’; all is Mine.
Body-consciousness is a flagrant denial of Self-consciousness.
What you take yourself to be is the image you have created about yourself. Ask another person and the image they have created of you may be quite different.
If you doubt that this Presence is present, check it out. Just for a single instant, remove all the sensations, all the mental activity. Then, what is revealed?
If you want to change the movie, you don’t attack the TV. You just change the channel. As long as you remained fixated on the ‘my body/mind’ channel, how can you expect anything to change?
Discern that the specific content of the mental stream is itself a distraction. Better to look at what is watching and observing the stream, what is unaffected by whatever may appear. This light is unconcerned with the scenery it illuminates.
The underlying thought which comes to mind that frames everything else is Í am this’. If that is accepted, then all the ‘my’ and ‘mine’ attachments ensue. However, if that is not entertained, then nothing is yours and you are free.
However, this cannot be discerned as long as you are embracing the Í am this’ notion.
Consciousness is a material process. It gives form to the unformed.
The world and your consciousness are not separate. They make up the duality of the known and the knower. In unity, these resolve into Knowing.
The objective void reveals the subjective fullness.
Nirvana means extinguishment. Extinguishment of what? Extinguishment of the fire of self-centricity.
What is identification? Identification is ‘my’ and ‘mine’. Everything takes on greater value when ‘mine’ is attached to it.
Unidentified, do you exist? What are you?
You are and you know that you are. You are the field of Being Conscious Presence now embodied.
You are the locus of happiness and peace. It is only when the attention is directed toward phenomena that there is disturbance.
Just as electricity flowing through a particular instrument will produce effects specific to that instrument, so too the Energy flowing through Its instrument produces effects that are specific to the nature of that instrument.
What does this have to do with what you are?
Presently, you are living from an altered state of consciousness. I’m not suggesting that this altered state is a higher state. Not all altered states are higher. Your altered state is characterized by confusion, by accepting the seeming to be real. It manifests as wanting to become other-than-this.