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What is Now? This seems to be the only relevant question. Now is all there is. All else is imagination, that is, all ideas about past, present, and future. Everything appearing in Now. What is IS, no matter what it is. Who knows this? Only Knowing knows - no knower is required. Only knowing IS. Right Here, Right Now. Is it not obvious that all there is is this present experience, that is, manifest reality. Relative, temporary, yet all there is. Running on auto-pilot - could not be any other way. The story of time - a mental story appearing in Now. Seemingly substantial, yet totally insubstantial in the presence of Now. Not a conceptual now, but Now (all that's presently appearing to itself). Even ideas of wanting to change now are also Now. Who could change Now? If change is Now, then there is nothing to change - change is Now and Now is change. So, in this Now, no relaxation is needed or required. Relaxation is! (or is not). Whatever is IS. Words point - Now IS.

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I think now is just an

I think now is just an illusion. "When fluids come together, the "I" arises" so time has already passed once we become aware of the present.

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never is

are you saying that now never is, because it's always changing

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now is all there ever really is our true self is pure consciousness,but all this has to be realized and to do that you have to go beyond the mind...........how to do that?

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Hi John, realised by who or what? This moment is all there is and ever will be - it is its own realisation. Known by no one....'go beyond the mind'....This is just the mind trying to go beyond the mind (impossible of course). What knows this is not the mind or thought - it is what the mind or thought appears in or originates from. That unknowable and vast place that is the source of all. You already know this (it is already known), so there is no need to realise anything. What you are is already 100% realised RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!!! If you're not 100% realised right now then now could not even exist. Everything appearing to you is all the evidence that you will ever need that YOU ARE THAT and THAT IS YOU. So relax in knowing that there is nothing that you can or need to do - all doing is happening in you, is you. The 'mind' is also a happening in you. Do not buy into its content - know that the content (i.e., past, present, and future) is not the actuality of who you are.

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thank you for your response.
I guess what I mean when I say realize, is there must be a point when the source sees itself as the source for this to happen the only thing that could be present would be the source itself.
for a person asking the question who am I this would appear to be the only answer,is this what you're saying?

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Hi John, the source is the

Hi John, the source is the only thing that is ever present. Look around you, what do you see - yourself! Everything is yourself, including all ideas about it not being yourself. Seeing, hearing, etc., that is it. Notice that everything is happening spontaneously and effortlessly. Seeing is happening, hearing is happening. No 'person' is required for any of this to happen. The 'person' is a conceptual interpretation of what is. It's like a running commentary of what is - but only conceptual and that is not the real. You can say water, water, water, but you can not shower in the words. What you can do right now is shower is the obviousness of your true self, which is this very moment. It is so simple. All there is is this moment, nothing else exists. Notice how perhaps ideas arise about 'my life', that is, past, present, or future stories. They are all arising NOW! Now being totally without boundaries. The thoughts are real but the content of them is false. There is nothing linear about NOW. It just is as it is. Even any ideas about trying to get it are also it. Getting it is never going to happen. You are already that. You know this.

Whatever arises is total perfection - how could it be any different? I think that the bottom line is that nothing is needed to know who you really are - especially not the 'person', mind, or thought. The only evidence of That is everything that is appearing to yourself RIGHT NOW. You can't and never will put a foot wrong so why not simply relax and enjoy the ride!

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source

is what I said about the source recognizing the source... True

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It is and it is not

Hi John, it is and it is not. It is in the sense that the Source is aware - it can not deny it's own existence (if it did then it would have to be aware to deny it). It is not in the sense that what you call the source has no interest in recognising itself - it simply is. Ideas about recognition are simply ideas, appearing in THAT which has no interest in recognition. It is much more simplier than ideas of recognition - ALL THERE IS IS RIGHT NOW AND YOU ARE THAT. So, no recognition is required. Just simply notice that there is awareness RIGHT NOW. It is prior to and beyond all concepts and duality. It just is. No escape, nothing to escape from - Freedom!

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notice

you say, simply notice that there is awareness, who can notice that there is awareness if not awareness itself?
it seems we're both saying the same thing.

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Hi John, Awareness has no interest in being aware, it simply IS. The noticing is a happening within Awareness (no one noticing and nothing happening). It simply is what it is (whatever that is). Beyond all concepts - You Are (PureSpirit):))

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noticing

yes the noticing is happening within awareness.

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the noticing and awareness

the noticing and awareness are the same.

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remember the "end of days

remember the "end of days story" ?

NOW She picks a song for the Moment
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She Too
Deviations Project
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God appears.. WE are NOT alone.
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THAT is Love.

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Planet Passion
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google this exact.. "the surround is consciousness"
You are looking..with just functional senses..at Your Soul..
the least of GodCreation. JC said IT this way.. I AM the Light.
Another said.. I AM THAT.

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As Parmenides says ca.2500 years ago (according to the Christian Calender measuring the "yearly" rotation of the earth around the sun):

Either it IS, or it is NOT. If it is not, we can not think it or conceive of it. If it IS, it is everything, relative and absolute. He got a lot of flag for this primordial distinction of BEING. As soon as we have a concept of nothing it IS as that concept. If we have an experience of the void, it IS as that experience. (Plato composed a nice, and entertaining, little dialogue discussing this "ISNESS" titled 'Parmenides'.)

In my own experience I find 'essencing' or merging with the NOW, and 'presencing' as the particular moment I am in authentically, both are a natural occurrence of the self-world structure, which provides the very possibility of having an experience at all. Self (NOW as space, awareness, and communion), world (NOW as time, process, and agency). Two sides of the same coin: awareness-action, the reversible causality of transcendence.

Some think the SELF is more real, others hold the world to be more real. This makes for two very different outlooks that are one sided. There is no self without world, and there is no world without self. We can experiment with that in our own experience. Try to be completely without self and maintain your world. Try to be completely without world and keep your self. Existence would seize. There is not even a NOW to speak of or experience outside of this structure.

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