the best case scenario

If you have to have something new or are seeking approval from others, will it be an easy and habitual waste of time to spend a lifetime stuck in such a situation?

Is it that approval like newness doesn’t last? Will we always want more and have to have? Is this not a good situation for the wanter because those who are going to give leverage, give it for control? Is this the life of a dancing bear?

       If so, what do I do about it?

Holy smokes, you want me to tell you what the case is? Why should I?

      Don’t you want to tell those who read this what the case is?

I guess you’ve got me. So…here’s my two cents worth.

Set your situation up so when you wake in the morning, you have something interesting to do.

      How do I do that?

It’s easy to do when you are awake.

      You mean I’m not awake?

Maybe not fully, but functionally you are. The identity uses one’s being to move around and to do its bidding and is a good or a so-so or a poor or a terrible choice maker.

All things being equal (I say that because they obviously aren’t) most of the terrible and poor choice makers have mostly miserable lives and have occasional bright spots to remember.

And I’m guessing…I’m making this up as I go…out of the good and so-so types of choice makers, it’s the norm to have more challenging and interesting lives and also have the propensity to do the right thing or the better thing when there’s a choice.

But even these better choosers are still asleep in a sense because their being (the body and brain) is not being given the attention it deserves and needs.

      Are you talking about taking time out to meditate?

Yes. If you’ve ever had breaks during the day to nap, it’s the same refreshing thing, but you remain conscious; then, the sky’s the limit.

Slowly you start becoming a more authentic person without trying to become one. You begin to desire the truth and nothing but the truth. You begin see truth everywhere you look.

Accepting the nowness (surrendering to the way things actually are) happens more and more. And this sensing of nowness can go away. Its habit of going away reminds me of the way happiness operates.

      And what is a way to find happiness?

You meditate regularly and by practicing mindfulness, nowness keeps coming around and gratefulness shapes your posture and you forget about happiness. But happiness keeps trying to interrupt your life. So you open the door and let happiness in and it wants to make itself at home, and you don’t care if it does or not. Of course, this would be the best case scenario.

      So happiness is a byproduct of what? Not having to have it?

the projector of truth

Is it that truth cannot lie?
Is the answer
yes or

Is it both? If so, does
make it

Does truth
fall another way
in that it’s true a lie was told?

If so, is everything that’s

Is truth
the isness of
everything, including us? 

So, is it that truth doesn’t lie but
is the stage for lies and

If so, truth encompasses all the good,
the bad, and the in-between
and every cubic
our four
Is nowness the projector of truth?


Do we make the future or does it overtake us? Does it all depend? Do both happen at the same time? Are the terms past & future very useful ideas but don’t exist and have to be projected into images and language which use up the nowness while they have our attention? Are these our favorite things as well as usually our only things?

What is it that doesn’t have our attention?

Will the drama of humanity end well or in a tragedy? Or some of each. Would it be hard for us to go out of existence without leaving the galaxy some unique experiences both good and bad in our wake? From the depths of time and space…

Why is the mundane so important? When we begin to notice the relaxedness and complexity of the now mundane, we start wondering why was this hidden to us? What or who was in the way?

Can satisfaction only be found where we are and in the nowness that’s always around? Is it that time doesn’t flow and nowness is non-moving but is used for moving stuff. Does nowness inhabit every square millimeter of this universe all at once? Is the time now on all the clocks in the know? Is it nowness that allows gravity? Is gravity nowness in disguise? Is nowness a fire against the coldness?

Can meditation assist the world toward peace and an end to poverty? Is the answer yes because…


my wonderful cage

Why is it so hard to move out of the way in order to experience existence as the fountain of nowness? Is finding a way to escape from the constant flow of ideas the way? Must I give up the clankings of language for periods of time?

Is language my wonderful cage?
As I bump and grind along in the busyness of living?

Does the being wait to be sought out?
Or is waiting an issue for it?
Is the being my timeless part
because it’s always in the moment?

Am I a joint project which starts automatically
and the universe finishes sooner or later?

What is awareness? Is it a door out of myself or a door into myself or a door that does away with me the identity? Should talking and thinking about anything that messes with me be an awful, evil plot?