- “I am” is the humming meditation behind all things.
- Remind yourself: If there is suffering, I am dreaming.
- Notice that when one worry lifts, the dream just plugs another one in its place. These units are unsatisfiable, living in an unfixable world.
- It’s not the content of the dream. It’s who’s experiencing it. We get caught up in the content of this arising, and we fail to notice who is experiencing the content. Awakeness is always just tickled, always okay with what’s here.
- The Ashtavakra Gita says, “You are the solitary Witness of All That Is, forever free. Your only bondage is not seeing This.” It’s true: You are what you think. If you think you are bound, you are bound. If you think you are free, you are free.
- At the present moment, oneness is telling oneness that oneness is not having the oneness experience. What other experience can you have?
- Awakening is the initial, often instantaneous, recognition of who you are not, and then of who you really are. Clearing is the gradual dissolution of the believed character patterns, the conviction that there are no true thoughts, and that who you really are is prior to language.
- Conviction arises, but there is no owner to it. Your disguise as a unit becomes less convincing.
- Spirituality is not a place to hide. The call is to wake up within the world. We are not forest dwellers. We come to this teaching in the hopes of acknowledging and honoring both the absolute and the relative. The aim is to allow life to live us.
- The apex of human experience is Awakeness living through the unit consciously – awareness of awareness.
All quotes from Fred Davis.
Thanks to Gordon for collecting.
Thanks to Kathleen for editing.
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