Rupert Spira – One Awareness

  • Holger 

 

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and anyway the essential discovery and
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when I say discovery an experiential
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discovery was that it is I consciousness
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we call the consciousness or awareness I
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this presence is aware or knowing
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presence but knows the body mind in
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exactly the same way but in most of us
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our only knowledge of the body is the
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current sensation or the current
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perception now it’s not a sensation that
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is sharing these words right army cap or
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our earlobe is not hearing these words
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if the likewise it’s not a perception
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perception cannot hear or see likewise
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or the only knowledge we have of the
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mind is a current thoughts or the
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current imaging that we don’t really
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have a knowledge of our mind and mine is
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never experienced as such we just know
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the current thoughts or the current
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image now it’s not a thought that is
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hearing these words now these words have
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been heard something is hearing these
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words and whatever that something is it
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is it is obviously presence it is here
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it is now and it is aware it is
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sensitive but it’s not a thought
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efficient unconjugated of thought that
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is being known a bodily sensation is
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known the image of a landscape outside
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the window is being no no what is it
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that is aware of these sensations and
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perceptions in other words what is it
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that is aware of the mind of body in the
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world but whatever it is it will have
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most intimately and it is it is myself
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it is what we know ourselves to be but
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an imagined experience that this
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presence is present here now
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and aware or known but
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try to find what one we can’t even we
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don’t even know where to begin to look
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for and can’t even turn in a direction
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and say okay let’s look in that
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direction because it’s not in a
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direction it doesn’t make space it’s
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like not saying if we were to stand up
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it’s like trying to stick take a step
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towards yourself where it doesn’t make
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sense which direction would you would
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you would you walk in every direction
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would be the wrong direction and yet no
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set that you took will take you further
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away from yourself Wow don’t take a step
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either towards yourself or away from
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yourself sort of this this presence that
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we are it cannot be known or found in
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any an objective run in others we can’t
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say anything objective about it because
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we don’t know anything objective about
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it it has no objective qualities it
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can’t be seen or heard or tasted or
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touch but nevertheless it is our most
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obvious intimate experience for I is for
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where presence and presence and here so
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that’s a a great discovery you have to
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do to make because if we truly live the
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implications of that discovery not alone
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transmen revolutionizes our life because
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there is no longer any legitimacy to the
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belief that this presence is in any way
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limited if it was limited if if a minute
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was our actual experience we would have
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to be also look there that’s where I
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this aware presence ends I can see the
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end of it but we cannot find the end of
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it because we have we can’t find it
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we can’t
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any objective quality to it we don’t
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find a beginning to it we don’t find an
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end to it we don’t find it other kitchen
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terms now when I say we don’t find what
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who is the one but would the world that
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may find such a quality to this aware
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presence because presence itself it is
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presence itself there is nothing else
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present or aware look could know such a
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thing so when I say we find no limits to
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this aware presence what I mean is if
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it’s so experienced of itself if we
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dabble in it without location without
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duration and that comes that’s not
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theory it’s it’s stated as a theory but
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it comes from our most intimate direct
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experience that when we truly go to our
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own experience of ourselves we can say
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from experience I am and I am aware this
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type I am is a sensitive align aware
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presence but there is nothing else
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subjective
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there’s nothing objective I can say that
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it truly has no knowledge of its own of
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its own birth it has no knowledge of its
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death it has no knowledge of being a man
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or a woman it has no age it has a little
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weight
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it hasn’t density has no color it has no
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location that’s the hidden deeply
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stained with our own experience of
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ourselves this becomes more and more
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more obvious when we see this presence
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this for where presence has known
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knowledge of its own appearance how
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know that in order to have a knowledge
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of the appearance of something we have
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to be there present prior to the
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appearance of this object for instance
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if someone was to walk into the room in
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which you are now sitting you would be
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there your friend is not in the room and
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then your friend appears or walks into
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the room and as a result that you can
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say I witnessed the appearance of my
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friend entering the room yes the reason
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we are able to say that is because you
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were there before your friend entered
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your friend then entered and you said I
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witness the entry of my friend now
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awareness if awareness this will where
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present presence that I am was to
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witness its own appearance it would have
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to be then present underwear to Lucas or
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to witness the arising of awareness but
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what would witness such an arising or
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such an appearance whatever it was that
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witness disappearance would have to be
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both presence underwear in other words
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it would be awareness yes because when
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we look close at that experience the
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experience that I have Ennis arose or
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appeared we realized no we have never
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nor could we ever have the experience of
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the arising as a awareness loving as
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ever experience or more importantly
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could ever experience the appearance of
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awareness why then do we believe I was
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born
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nobody has ever experienced the birth of
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themselves yes we’ve all experienced the
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appearance of bodies yes but we’ve
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already agreed – agreed we go
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see from our own experience of what I am
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is not a body it is aware at the body
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yes
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bodies come and go we’re not talking
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about that we’re talking about the
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infancy of our own be nobody has ever or
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could ever experience its appearance and
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exactly the same is true of its apparent
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disappearance sugar to experience the
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disappearance of awareness something
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would still be very would have to be
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present to say a when’s disappear has
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and that something would have to be both
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present and away in other words it would
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actually awareness
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yes aware it does yeah in other words
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the idea that we were born that we are
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evolving through space and time and that
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we are destined for death is just a
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belief system it’s not an experience now
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what if we began some live our minds
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based on this experience rather than
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living our lives based on the
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presumption with what I am is a limited
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located entity it was born at such in
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such a time that is evolving through
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time and space and destined to die but
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if we no longer lift our lives based on
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that presumption and no longer presumed
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with others were living their lives
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based on my presumption but began to
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live a life based on a simple experience
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of ourselves but we are this
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ever-present that is this eternal and
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infinite presence and when I say
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infinite I don’t need and extended
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indefinitely through space I mean
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implement without finite qualities ever
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and without objective quality now if
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that is what we are if there is no edge
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for them it’s that there cannot be more
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than one such a lens because if there
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were
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or wences both we have to stop some more
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yes yes I’m with you clear what if we
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were to live the implication of this
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simple knowing of our own being as it is
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the so called other for instance you
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Thomas that I am speaking to but the
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nose itself as this awareness could it
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be that the awareness in inverted comes
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in you
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this is hearing these words is identical
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to be a wedding so called in oh boy a
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being otherwise you are starting to blow
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my mind there so yeah perfect exactly
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add is an amazing percept perception to
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us to kind of wrap your head around
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there is nothing in our experience to
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suggest that that is not the case so as
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marketers here yet another boundary and
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being quite careful here I’m not proving
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that it is the case okay that would be
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going too far with the mind but there is
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nothing in our experience to suggest
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that there is more than one self or
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awareness now we have lived on lives for
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20 30 40 50 60 years presuming that
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there is one of Em’s located inside each
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body this is the one of the fundamental
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presumptions of our relationships and
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activity now what about if we just
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suspended that belief because it is a
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belief as we’ve just discovered there
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are some evidence for it what if we just
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suspended it I don’t mean what if we
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adopted a new belief but there is only
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one awareness that would be going too
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far but what about what if we just
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suspended the belief that there was a
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multiplicity of awarenesses and just was
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just open to the possibility but there
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is just one awareness
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whenever we speak to someone we truly
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speak to ourselves or our something that
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is the self that speaks to itself that
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we based our relationships on that
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possibility not only we probably animals
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too what if we lived lived that
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possibility we truly opened ourselves to
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that possibility and couldn’t be that
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what we call love is precisely the word
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that is used to describe this
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understanding

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