Be Still

gangajiYou are not who you believe yourself to be. Who you are cannot be devised. Who you are cannot be imagined. Who you are is before, during, and after all thoughts. Stop for a moment and realize who you are.Growth, progress, and evolution are inventions of the ego. Being is our True state. Denial of our true state doesnʹt change it one iota.There are many stories of difficulty. Be aware that they are stories to avoid the absolute ease of being. Nothing can be easier than being nothing.This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your Being.If you are willing to experience anything directly and immediately, whether good or bad, joyous or hateful, you will recognize that what you are running from does not exist, and what you are running toward is already here.I promise you there is undreamed of support for true and lasting fulfillment. All that is waiting is the YES from your mind to your heart.Any truth will be misused. All we have to do is look at history to see this. Every religion has been used so that the founders must be rolling over in their graves. The nature of mind is to take it, consume it, and own it. But we live in very interesting times, and it is critical that ordinary people wake up to their true nature, which is actually under that dark, ugly, evil creature that is kept hidden. The willingness to meet that, without indulging it, without following it, without worshiping it, welcomes all creatures home.The path you’ve been directed to isnʹt the path―there is no path. Give it up and be that which you already are.There is a great secret that beings throughout time have announced, the secret of an extraordinary treasure, the treasure of the nectar of eternal life. It is the nectar of pure beingness, recognizing itself as consciousness and overflowing in the love of that recognition. If you imagine yourself to be located in a body, then you will move that body from place to place, searching for this treasure of nectar. But, if you will stop all searching right now and tell the truth to yourself, you will know what is known in the core of your bones. You will know what these great beings knew and attempted to describe. You will know it with no image of it, no concept of it, no thought of it. You will know it as that which has eternally been here. And you will know it as yourself.When I say ‘Be still,’ if you hear that as a teaching, then you get busy learning how to be still. It is an attempt to imitate how we learn the things that must be learned and can be learned. Words, most sublime, most profound, most simple can be easily co‐opted by the mind, by egoic thought.~Gangaji (Antoinette Roberson Varner)