- Notice true nature. Notice what you really are. Ask yourself, “Do I need the world?” If the answer is coming from Awakeness, the answer will always be no. Do I need this body? No.
- The way to turn our concern away from the content of this arising is to shift our view from the zoomed-in perspective, where nothing is fine, to the zoomed-out perspective, where everything is fine.
- Relativity resists the absolute. The absolute never resists relativity.
- The first insult initiating the suffering algorithm is my belief that I am Fred. Given that there is only oneness, there is no individual.
- In the absence of a character, is there any problem? In the absence of a problem, can you find a character?
- Just notice the experiencer, or the lack thereof. Can you find the one who is experiencing? If you can’t, where does that leave you? This is where truth is born. It will lead to a sudden shutdown of languaging, the caught breath, the “ah-ha” moment. But you don’t need to stay in these moments. It’s about seeing this – right here, right now – for what it is.
- There is nothing to let go of, because there is nothing but you. It is important to constantly return to the most fundamental truth: that I don’t know what I am and I don’t know what is going on here. And so I don’t know what should be going on here. There are no “shoulds.” What can I come to unknow? I come to unknow what I am. I come to unknow what’s going on here. I come to unknow what should be.
- We can be awake to tragedy or loss. This doesn’t mean we (as units) won’t suffer, but we can be awake to that suffering, and then it just doesn’t cut as deep, it doesn’t cut as long. But being awake doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be feeling what we feel.
- Awakening is like removing the governor on a car (which limits its maximum speed). It removes any restraints on how deeply we can feel. We had thought awakening would lessen the intensity of emotions, but it’s exactly the opposite.
- When the dream comes to an end, is anybody going to be hurt? In a perfect world, what needs to be fixed?
All quotes from Fred Davis.
Thanks to Gordon for collecting.
Thanks to Kathleen for editing.
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