“I’m free!”


The 'me' who claims to be free is just a caged concept ...

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as soon as freedom is claimed

infinite potential has been abandoned

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as soon as happiness is claimed

the joy that’s causeless has been abandoned

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as soon as awakening is claimed

natural wideawakeness has been abandoned

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if you want to be free

{{{ unconditionally }}}

try abandoning the mirage of ‘me’


The wonderful cartoon comes from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Facebook

take a look, sister

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Sometimes the *echoes* come up with a question for this scribbler on her zafu.

Sometimes it’s koan-like, and she sits with it stuck in her jaws, unable to swallow it or spit it out, while her brain reorganizes itself around the seed that’s cracking the conceptual concrete.

Sometimes it’s a direct hit at her self-honesty – slap!  This morning’s was one of those.

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Is your wideawakeness (aka enlightenment, awakening, realization, mindshift…)
big enough to contain every expression of Beingness?

Do you still have preferences for some, and find others a bit freaky?

Are you rattled when disagreed with, and fluffy when folk are in accord?

Do you harbor the notion that others will get to “where you’re at”
and understand you, one day?

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The reach of your compassion reveals the degree of your wideawakeness:
take a look sister.

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BOOM

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the myth of merging

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Expressing the inexpressible is so tricky.  As soon as words are uttered – or even thought – there’s duality by default, and the inexpressible is nondual by default.

Poets often speak of merging into oneness but this is misleading and mistaken, because, well, oneness being one, who or what could be outside it to “merge”?

There’s no merging involved in wild wideawakeness.  There’s just a waking up to the realization that nothing has ever been divided up – except by thought and language.

Wild wideawakeness embraces the totality of creation – as you, in you, and believe it or not – thanks to you.

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