A gentle, loving, inner peace and silence is here and now in this moment. It has always been this way. It is always here. It is right here within you and all around you, a stillness, an apparent void, a seeming nothingness out of which everything arises, exists, and eventually returns.
You know this. You have felt this.
There is nothing more than this.
You are this.
This is not some esoteric spiritual jargon about some new age philosophy or any religion or belief. There is nothing here which is mystical. There are just these words and you and the silence. This is real, now.
This is right here in you, every single moment of your life.
This pure silence contains you, your being-ness. The silence is your very being.
This silence allows the entire universe to be.
All existence, everything that is, all matter and energy, all thought is contained in this silence.
This is what some have called Truth, Infinity, Reality, Enlightenment, Nothingness, God, Great or Holy Spirit, True Self, I am, Consciousness and Love.
This is a mystery beyond mind, beyond what the human brain can fully comprehend. Like a beautiful diamond, we can only see a few facets at a time. This mystery is seemingly far beyond us-our capacity to understand, to know. And yet this is contained within our very selves, and this contains us as well.
The greatest wonder of this is that you and I, above all other life forms on this planet are able to be consciously aware of this reality, now.
Yes, you are aware of this, though perhaps you do not believe this so. Perhaps you have not realized this.
This awareness of ours, this consciousness of being, is the silence itself.
There is only this.
We have spent thousands of years denying what is more present to us than our very breath, our very heartbeat.
This silence permeates everything and is the allow-er of everything. The silence allows us to be and to be free.
There is only this.
You are this!
All that you need, all that you seek, all that you hope and long for is contained in this silence.
All you need to do is stop and just be!
There is only this:
Article by Mark McCloskey