The Staggering Wonder and Paradox of Existence
by robert cinque
When I say “I am, I am aware, I am aware of my awareness”, it is conscious living intelligent universal Infinite Presence that is speaking.
When I say “I am Robert”, the infinite conscious Radiant Presence Alive as all things Presents and Projects Itself as me, the human individual named Robert.
“I am” is God speaking.
“I am me” is ego speaking.
Here’s the Great Paradox:
“I am aware” could be compared to water. “I am me” could be compared to a cup.
The cup is also made from this water, this consciousness that appears as solid objects and universes.
So, you might ask, What the Fuck?
That would be a Good Question because it comes from Deep Curiosity and Wonder. How could anything exist? Why isn’t there just nothing? Infinite blackness and void, eternally.
Because if nothing existed, it would be a something. That’s why there is everything because nothing could not exist without becoming a something.
Put another way, I like to think of the Radiant Universal Consciousness as the Space that Recognizes Itself as Being, as Existence Itself.
Existence is Aware of Itself. It says “I Am”. Existence is Consciousness. The Universe is a consequence of the Existence and Presence of Consciousness.
Therefore, you are Infinite Consciousness appearing as an apparent individual.
What we must remember and Notice is that the Water is not subject to the limitations and parameters of the cup.
Many spiritual traditions call Consciousness the Void, Emptiness, Nothingness but this is incorrect, these words are only metaphors.
Consciousness is LIKE Void and Emptiness, but it is not nothing!
It’s Something. It Exists.
The cup does not know about all the wonderful properties of water, it’s just a cup.
The ego me Robert does not know about all the wonderful properties of Consciousness, it’s just an ego.
That’s the mind- blowing Paradox.
This is not a belief or a premise, it’s a Recognition of the Radiant Condition of all conditions.
The Question is, What is my relationship to this Wonder?
What am I doing with it? Or to it? How can I best Align myself with the Universal Person of Love, the Radiant Presence of Living Intelligence? How can I be a better Lover? What must I do in order to Really Appreciate the Condition of my condition?
These kind of questions are sincere and curious childlike explorations that are based on openness and wonder. That makes them immensely powerful and effective and, when you ask them, the Universal Current of Life flows ever more powerfully into you.
11 thoughts on “The Staggering Wonder and Paradox of Existence”
Paradox is keep fit for the mind .
my grey matter loves to grapple with Time , now and then .
I love the Paradox of Perfection .
for anything to be perfect it must be complete … whole .
for something to be whole it must include a Flaw ,
so Perfection is only perfect when its imperfect !
Yes. Your imperfection is part of your perfection
Yes. I get this for sure. And I have had this conversation with friends. Nothing is something because you’ve named it. You have a concept of it. An idea or thought/belief about it. So there really can’t be nothing as it’s been defined. Otherwise you wouldn’t have a name for it or any idea whatsoever about it. I have to go listen to Darkside Of The Moon now. I need a Floyd fix.
more of a 21st century schizoid man myself …..Fripp fix .
Fripp? That’s a new one to me. I’m off to do a search.
Ah, OK. I know who you’re talking about now. Fripp of King Crimson fame.
my bad , old prog fan assumed a Floydie would also be
a Crimson fan . I Love all things prog rock , except ELP…
no guitar ? pah ! hard to believe Darkside is 50 years old now !
ticking away the moments , eh …..
I’ve never thought of Floyd as prog rock. They were too psychedelic with weird fusion of blues, rock and maybe a splash of jazz. The Gilmour era is a little flat. Gotta have Rog steering that ship or its just aimless.
And, as I forgot to add, if there were truly nothing then nothing would be all there was.
anything or nothing is something worth doing … potentially .
everything and nothing are something ….. conceptually .