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Is-ness

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Sometimes things are not what we want. They don't go the way we want. We are driven to perfection thinking that is where we will find absolute good. The challenge is to accept things exactly as they are, exactly as they manifest or are presented, without seeking to change them, or running away from their reality.

Perfection is caught in duality, the same as bad/good, right/wrong, happy/sad. Where there is perfection there is also imperfection. We must move out of duality and into a place of is-ness. This is a place of both extremes and neither, all at the same time. It is a state unaffected by and without duality, where duality just happens.

This is hard for the human mind, caught in duality, to understand. Think of the sky as this state and clouds as duality. The clouds come and go, but the sky is unaffected. Even if all you could see were clouds, above them the sky remains unchanged. They sky is not the clouds, and the clouds are not the sky. Yet from our perspective the clouds are part of the sky, so the sky is both and neither cloudy.

In much the same way the state of is-ness is both and neither in duality, from our perspective.
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2304x3072px 6.6 MB
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Canon
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Canon PowerShot A560
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1/60 second
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F/2.6
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6 mm
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125
Date Taken
Dec 11, 2013, 3:39:26 PM
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