If there was only one word to use as a pointer, this would be a pretty good one…Allow.
Allow whatever is happening right now. Right now! Really. Don’t make this an intellectual exercise or, if you are, allow that.
See whatever it is that is registering in sight and allow.
Hear whatever sounds are present right now and allow.
Smell whatever odors are present right now and allow.
Taste whatever flavors are present right now and allow.
Feel whatever sensations are present right now and allow.
Notice whatever thoughts are present right now and allow.
Allow it all.
We fight so much with our own experience. If you notice “fighting with experience” happening, allow that, too.
We work so hard in the search, imagining that there is some other way other than the way it is in this present moment. If that is true for you right now, allow it.
If the film of “I give up; I’ll never get it” is playing, allow that.
If there is a lot of thinking/intellectualizing about this article, this search, dropping the “I” – all that malarkey – allow that, too.
If there is agreement or disagreement, passion or neutrality, peace or war, anger or calm, happiness or sadness – allow it all. If there is great desire or no desire at all, allow.
If there is a sense of allowing, a sense of “me” who is allowing and disappointment that there is a sense of “me” still present, allow that, too.
What you are is within and beyond all of that. YOU ARE ALL OF THAT. What you ALREADY ARE is this unobstructed knowing in which all of this (“this” meaning whatever is arising in experience as these words are read RIGHT NOW) happens.
Allow is another word for REST. I know that it seems there is a choice about resting or not, allowing or not. Remember, “resting” and “allowing” are just pointers to what you already are – but there really isn’t a choice about it because YOU are already THAT – always have been and always will be. There is nothing you need to “work on” or “try for” or “get under control” or “understand” or “figure out” or “experience” or “rest into” in order to simply BE what YOU ALREADY ARE! And, if that seems too easy and nonsensical, well…do I really need to say it again?
If none of this makes any sense – good.
Allow that, too.