Speculation Is Tiring
Speculation, concepts and philosophies are tiring: they are the cause of inner and outer conflicts. But true experience of awareness – or rather, ‘pure awareness’ – is energising, and is the source of inner joy, as contaminations of speculation, concepts and philosophies have dropped away. ‘Pure awareness’ is our true nature, for without this ‘pure awareness’ nothing would be known, would it?
Pure awareness it what we are: it is non-duality.
This is missed by most of us, as we do not recognise this pure nature, and so are only concerned with that of which pure awareness is aware. So we become stuck in a material world, beautiful though it may be, and the outcome is conditional happiness; a happiness that relies on conditions. When these conditions are taken away, we become unhappy, not noticing that unconditional happiness has been present all the time! The same applies to love. And true love is concerned with others’ suffering, and the cause of that suffering.
The place in which we live is a mess. The previous owner – the ‘I’ – has allowed things to run down, so there is much tidying to do in the garden. It’s a labour of love.