' The Unknown '...


In spiritual seeking, the conceptual mind searches for meaning or release from suffering. Ultimately, the mind is looking for an answer to the question, “Who am I?” When the conceptual mind is involved in this seeking, questions beget answers, which beget more questions, and so forth. The final answers to life’s questions always appear out of reach, somewhere else, at some other time.

When it is seen that thought cannot solve this identity crisis, a fresh opportunity arises. This is not necessarily the end of thought, just the end of seeking a sense of self in it. The space within you that is already totally connected to this moment sees every attempt by the mind to “get it.”

In that seeing, there is a falling into a vast, spacious, silent unknown. “Non-duality” is that unknown.

It points to the realization that no dualistic answer can solve this great mystery. The mind freefalls unable to land solidly on any position. In this freefalling, nothing needs to be solved.

The questions die in the seeing. It is revealed that there is only ‘This’—the present play of life—and that this present reality is the answer.

What joy!

It is realized that the answer was always ‘This.’ The conceptual mind couldn't see it. It was too busy looking for some future ‘This’ or some idea of ‘This.’ Ideas are never the actual ‘This.’ They are second hand knowledge.




Kiloby, Scott. Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment

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