The MOMENT itself is spontaneously creating EVERYTHING you think you know, see, believe, hear, taste, touch, smell and feel, including the sense of “you.”
Without the MOMENT as it is, what would you know?
Notice that you know EXACTLY as much or as little as THIS MOMENT dictates.
Why don’t you know more or less then whatever you think you currently know about whatever topics you seem to have some knowledge of?
Because it’s the moment that decides, not “you.”
The sense of “you” is NOT created by YOU, so YOU don’t get to decide how “you” appear.
Everything simply spontaneously and causelessly appears as whatever it appears as. If you feel someone has a big ego, then that’s what’s happening.
If you get mad at yourself for “reacting from ego,” then that’s what’s happening.
You simply cannot escape whatever is happening.
The belief in the illusion that you can is experienced as suffering.
And that too can happen.
“That person’s not being very spiritual…” Have you ever had that thought? I know I have. More importantly, have you ever believed it?
In this moment, can you feel the arrogance behind the thought? The judgment? And what if we drop the thought? What if we “come clean” and admit we don’t have a clue how others are supposed to act (or even ourselves!). Just let go of having to know anything or figure out what is supposed to happen next… just for a moment.
What if Life doesn’t need your opinion of it?
Trying to “get rid of” a sense of “me” is not only not possible, it’s not necessary (yes, the rare “triple negative” sentence!). When there is the simple acceptance of what IS (and it’s not a doing, but more a relaxing into what is already so), then if a sense of “me” is presently arising, then that is what IS.
No need to get rid of it or try to change it… simply seeing it as another spontaneous arising in the moment is sufficient. Simply BE with whatever is presently happening, which leaves nothing out!
Once it is seen that escape from NOW is impossible, that leaves only what IS… and nothing more is ever needed simply because nothing more can be except what is! Except, of course, if something feels like it is needed, then that too is what’s happening.
There is simply no escape from what is happening. When this is welcomed sans resistance, the peace that is always present can be effortlessly experienced by no one.
Trying to escape the NOW, what is, is not possible. How can you escape from all that is? Where would you go? How would you get there? And who is this one that is trying to escape the now? Would not that “sense of you” that is trying to escape also be part of what’s presently arising? And if that “sense of you” is not separate from now, then escape is impossible and any attempts must naturally lead to suffering.
And what, exactly, is it you are trying to escape from? What is the now? Can you define it? Control it? No and no, for the reason that now isn’t an object, it’s not a thing that can actually be found or picked up or even touched. It’s simply all that is ever happening. You are the now… not a part of the now, but all of it. So when you try to escape the now, you are trying to escape yourself.