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    The solution is ATTENTION, attention instead of intention. Attention to What is, in place of striving for what should be. Attention to how things already are,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 28, 2013
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      "The solution is ATTENTION, attention instead of intention.
      Attention to What is, in place of striving for what should
      be. Attention to how things already are, without any attempt
      to improve them. The fact is that total attention is surrender,
      and total surrender is attention.

      Attention to precisely what? To what's given right where you are
      at this moment, regardless of other places and times. Just to
      read about this attention is no good at all. To get the point,
      dear Reader, look right now at what's taking in this line of
      print, at its Seer, its Reader—if any. Isn't it a fact that
      there's no-thing where you are, nothing but space for the scene
      (for a pair of hands holding an open book, surrounded by
      vague colored shapes) to happen in? Nothing where you are now
      but this speckless Awareness or Capacity, itself lacking all
      smell, taste, sound, color, opacity, movement, and
      therefore perfectly fitted to take in all these, and more?
      How marvelously accommodating you are!

      This inseeing, this attention to What one always is, this
      discovery of What is beyond all improvement of deterioration
      (because there's nothing here to change or be changed)—this alone
      is total surrender. It is the giving up of every attribute
      and function that one had claimed, the end of all one's
      pretensions to be anything whatsoever. Not an atom of substance,
      not a twinge of feeling, not the shadow of a thought can survive
      in the rarefied atmosphere of the Center. Here remains
      only Attention, simple Awareness, pure
      Consciousness-of-consciousness without content or qualification,
      and This can never come or go. Here is Abandonment itself,
      including the abandonment of all time and change.
      One doesn't achieve this abandonment. One is it eternally."

      Douglas Harding
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