Who Would You Be Without Your Stories of Life?
Why would you want the fullness of life? Why is the fullness of life preferred over the fantasy of life? When I pose this question, I notice some of you are not comfortable, it makes you fidget, you can’t be still. But if you are still, if you can open to it as an exploration, you’ll find that you’re not going die if you let go of your fantasy.
If you’re just still and wakeful, what do you experience? There’s a strange contentment in emptiness, and that’s because the truth of life is that it’s just a self-delighting energy. And if you really experience life in its emptiness, your delight increases. That’s why all the great mystics refer to it as bliss, the bliss of life, joy of life. Life is innately joyous. If you’re not constantly blissful, you’re not experiencing the truth of who you are and what life is. So we have to be attentive.
As Krishnamurti says, you need a mind that can perceive without distortion, one that can set aside its illusions, its tricks, can see through the illusion to the truth of just empty existence in the spaces between things. Only then can one be blissful in the process, be happy for no reason. Such is our true nature. Happy for no reason! If we are fully alive, this is our experience...happy for no reason. Life in truth is indeed a joyous experience. I challenge you to explore the empty spaces in your experience of life.
Dwell in stillness whenever you remember. Look beyond your tricks, your beliefs, your illusions, and see if you can just observe the truth of who you are and what life is as one blissful consciousness, one existence here and now without any stories about it. Who would you be without your stories?