If you really want to be done with the search, don’t read this as an intellectual exercise. Don’t read this as just another step on your way to “finally getting it.”
Instead, right now, look directly at this very moment. Take your time and really look.
Listen to sounds.
See color, shape, and movement.
Sense pressure, texture, and temperature.
Notice that absolutely no effort is required for any of this to happen.
Sensing, seeing, hearing are all happening, right now, effortlessly.
Notice, in this moment – right now – reading is happening. Squiggles are seen on the screen and thoughts take shape.
Notice thought in this moment…picture, word, sound.
The content of some thought refers to activities that have already occurred – the past.
The content of some thought refers to activities that may occur – the future.
Notice that regardless of the content of the thought, the thought itself is arising in this moment – right now.
Notice that there is probably an assumption that ‘I observe the thought…I hear…I see…I sense…’
Notice that these assumptions are also thoughts arising in this moment – right now. They are seen by…?
Notice that any answer given is another thought arising right now and seen by…?
It takes no effort whatsoever to simply see, simply listen, simply sense. If efforting arises, that is simply seen, too. It takes no effort to notice effort.
This is Awareness. This is Beingness. This is Isness. This is It. This is what you are. No effort is needed to see this. No effort is needed to get here. No effort is needed to be.
Attempt to not be aware. What happens? Try to not be here. What happens? Try to not be. What happens?
Let effort be the reminder that no effort is necessary to be what you already are.