Letting Being See Me, Completely

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    from: 2008.10.09 01:00 - Letting Being See Me, Completely  

    Pema Pera: We normally think we have two choices, like mouse look or normal in SL
    Pema Pera: like first person and third person
    Pema Pera: Adams has given great descriptions of third person view (actually some of the literally "third person" like when a bug was watching and describing Adams or **** passing by)
    Pema Pera: But the question is: is there another way?
    Pema Pera: Not associated with your own self-centered point of view
    Pema Pera: not from afar or more neutral or distant
    Pema Pera: something that in some sense combines both 1st person and 3rd person view?
    Pema Pera: the intimacy of being-here of 1st person combined with the wide openness of 3rd person?

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: is Being and 3rd person the same?
    Pema Pera: no :)
    Pema Pera: Being is beyond all distinctions, including 1st person vs. 3rd person
    Pema Pera: and of course, our attempts at Play as Being are unlikely to fully drop all limitations and fully let Being be here with nothing further to be learned or opened up -- you might say we are still "us" playing Being on a practical level (even while it is ALSO true that everything is already Being)
    Pema Pera: so we can play as Being in 1st and 3rd person, and then we can play further and see whether we can playfully let both qualities combine, blend in some sense
    Pema Pera: let Being see your body, inside and out, all your thoughts and emotions, even the most hidden, all there is to see around you, in and around others, etc. etc.

    Pema Pera: It may be fun to flex your muscles of imagination: trying to see/feel what it would be like, to be completely seen/understood by Being . . . . all aspects of you no matter how small, like an ultimate friend accepting literally everything about you, even all that you don't even know yourself . . . .
    Fael Illyar: hmmh... interesting, that has me feeling more positive now :)
    Pema Pera: glad to hear that, Fael -- I myself find this a very powerful form of practice or exploration
    Pema Pera: it is a key to YSBS for me
    Fael Illyar: kind of like, I thought about letting being see me, completely. Noticed that there are things I'm trying to hide, stopped doing that and suddenly started feeling better.
    Pema Pera: YES!
    Pema Pera: that is a wonderful cleansing exercise, isn't it?
    Pema Pera: cleaning up all the cob webs
    Fael Illyar: Yes :)
    Pema Pera: instead of analyzing all your problems, just open the windows and let the light shine in, let them be seen by Being . . . a very lazy approach to solving problems, you could say :-)
    Pema Pera: of course, the next step is not lazy: you do then have to deal with them
    Pema Pera: but it's a very quick way to get to the punch line
    Pema Pera: the rest is celebration
    Fael Illyar: Yes, you do need to deal with them after that.
    Pema Pera: solving problems normally starts with struggle and then with finding ways to deal with what you find in your struggle -- but we can skip the struggle part, by and large
    Pema Pera: let Being do that bit for us
    Pema Pera: then dealing with what you see is the way to celebrate being alive

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