Look, it just doesn’t matter what kind of “stuff” comes floating into awareness. The “stuff” could be thoughts you might describe as beautiful or ugly or frightening or lovely or kind or…anything! The “stuff” could be sensations that are yummy or painful or weird or tingly or numb or…anything! It doesn’t matter what the “stuff” is – leave it alone!
If you are similar to me, thought probably immediately jerked into high gear with all kinds of objections to this simple idea…”how could I possibly leave things alone?” or “he doesn’t understand my life, I have responsibilities and troubles that need to be dealt with…” or “oh, doesn’t he think he’s spiritual; he should just walk in my shoes for a while” or “that’s crazy – there are things that need to be addressed” or “but how will I solve these very pressing problems?” and on and on and on.
Yep. I know. Do you think for a second that those kinds of thoughts don’t arise in my equally crazy mind!? Let me assure you, they do. But, so what? Who cares? No, I mean really – who cares? Here is a clue: it begins with a “t” and ends with a “t” and has a “hough” in the middle. Uh huh. You got it.
Leave the “stuff” alone and see that the Basic State, the Natural State, the Stateless State, the Un-State, Nirvana, Bliss, Being, Emptiness, Fullness, Awareness, God, Source – call It what you will – is there around, in, through and beyond all the mish-mash mess of stuff that we often mistake for the whole of life. It is right there-here-now! It never goes anywhere – ever ever ever! That is what “you” are (me, too)!
Relax. It’s done. Over. Kaput. Finished. Nothing more needs to be done or sought or discovered or understood. All that stuff is more “stuff” too!
Leave “stuff” alone every chance you get and see what happens…
Start with whatever thought just occurred to you when you read that. I know; more “stuff,” huh?