All Places and All Times

If you are truly interested in knowing, beyond even the slightest doubt, a peace that has no conditions or limits, if you are truly interested in knowing a freedom that has absolutely no boundaries at all, if you are truly interested in coming to the end of all seeking, then please consider, very slowly and carefully, the following: (Take as long as you like.)

Awareness is everywhere and always.
It is always here. It is always now.

All places arise in awareness.
All times arise in awareness.
All feelings arise in awareness.
All thoughts arise in awareness.
All sights, sounds, smells, and tastes arise in awareness.
All joys and sorrows arise in awareness.
All births, and deaths, arise in awareness.

Your body arises in awareness.
Your mind arises in awareness.
Your emotions arise in awareness.
Your entire life arises in awareness.
Your entire past arises in awareness.
Your entire present arises in awareness.
Your entire future arises in awareness.

Everything about yourself arises in awareness.
Everything about everyone else arises in awareness.
The entire history, current, and future state of the world arises in awareness.
Everything in the world and about the world arises in awareness.
Everything in the universe and about the universe arises in awareness.
God, and everything about God, arises in awareness.

All love, affection, kindness, sympathetic joy, forgiveness, healing, and compassion arise in, and are perfect expressions of, awareness.
All insight, understanding, and wisdom arise in, and are perfect manifestations of, awareness.
All sincerity, truth, and honesty arise in, and are perfect reflections of, awareness.

All pleasures and pains arise in awareness.
All desire, fear, anger, sorrow, loneliness, doubt, and confusion also arise in awareness.
All of what you want, and all of what you don’t want, arise in awareness.
All of what you think of as “yourself” arises in awareness.
All of what you think of as “everybody and everything else” arises in awareness.

All of these things arise, and disappear, in awareness.
Before, during, and after all thoughts,
before, during, and after all feelings,
before, during, and after all sensations,
before, during, and after all perceptions,
before, during, and after all mental formations,
before, during, and after all experiences,
what always remains?
What is never born, and never dies?
All theories, philosophies, and teachings about consciousness arise, and disappear, in awareness.
All religions and spiritual paths arise, and disappear, in awareness.
Even the word, I, and the word, awareness, arise and disappear in it.

After all things — all bodies, minds, thoughts, emotions, sensations, feelings, and experiences arise, and fall away, what is eternally here and always present?

This is what you are.

It is neither grandiose nor humble. It is simply the truth.
Understand this deeply, and the battle is over.
Understand this without reservation, and there is no more struggle.
Realize this fully, and the search has come to an end.

-Your own Self-
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