Of course, Reality never needs to check Itself.
Reality simply means what is real, or what really is. Only Being, pure Consciousness, the Present, is what really is. Reality means that which is changeless, timeless, perfect, All–all that truly is present. Reality is the same as Being, Now, the Present–which never changes from being all that is present.
As Being, Reality Itself, is all that is being, It actually leaves no others to think about It or be in question about It! The fact that Being, the Present, is present never is in doubt or in question. It is unquestionable. Equally, the Present, pure Being, is unquestioning. Reality, then, is what unquestioning pure Being is to Its own silent Presence, to Its own unthinking Nowness.
This is where this One being presently conscious here, now, is “starting.”
It may sound surprising, but questions never come from Real You, pure Being Itself. Being’s silent Presence is not a question that has to be answered. Questions seem to occur only on the level of thought; they would be inseparable from thought. Pure Conscious Being is the You that is unquestionably present before thoughts seem to arise, or even if they don’t arise.
If this discussion seems strange or new, it is suggested that you read at least chapter 1 of Consciousness Is All (free on this site), and ideally the entire book. The basis on which these statements are made is discussed repeatedly, and it is made clear that this is speaking from the standpoint of that which is actual, functioning, conscious and alive right here, now–and is not merely theoretical “spiritual talk.”
Look at the nature of questions. They imply there is a valid state of thought that is unknowing or in ignorance of something. Questions usually consist of Why? How? When? or Where? They falsely imply that in pure Timeless Being there is time, change, a cause–and there isn’t. As said repeatedly, this site is concerned only with Timeless Being, pure Consciousness; it “looks out from” or “speaks” from Here.
Questions seem to be a kind of mental activity that would be assumed, or superimposed on, pure Unquestioning Consciousness, the unquestionably present Present. Which are You? Where do You identify? At most, such superimposed thinking and questions would be merely what one seems to be aware of–never Awareness Itself. You are now aware, so Awareness must be what You are–not a state of thinking.
Can you imagine the Present having questions about how to be present? Does Awareness need blogs, dialogues, books, videos, before It will be the Awareness It already is effortlessly being? It sounds silly because the allness of Reality, pure Being, actually precludes there being a would-be intellect or “thinking mind” with all of its questions and concepts. In Reality, to the Infinite One who is presently aware here, now, none of this is really necessary or even possible. Questions aren’t bad–the point is that they’re not going on in Reality. So if there still seem to be questions or discussion, at least let it be on this basis, with this clarity.
Be alert that the real “answer” to all questions is not reducible to words. Any words used here are pointing to the Wordless, the Inconceivable. Pure Infinity certainly does not talk or think–if It did, It wouldn’t be Infinity. Yet this Infinity never is afar off somewhere in “the Absolute.” It is this presently aware Consciousness here, now–being alive as Silence, Stillness, Peace–without need of thinking in order to be what It is.
Just suppose for fun that Infinity could talk. What would Infinity talk about, there being only Infinity? It would have to “speak” only of Itself and Its own Unlimitedness, since there’s absolutely nothing else to talk about. It would have to speak only of Its unchanging Perfection, for there is only This. And Infinity would be “talking” only to Itself, as there is only Itself. Do not make the naive mistake that, “Well, as Infinity is changeless, wordless, then there’s really nothing to talk about.” Have you ever tried? True, no amount of talk or conceptualizing ever can be Infinity Itself. But put it this way: as long as there seems to be talk, why not have it about the Real, rather than waste time talking about that which doesn’t even exist as an unreality!
As It is the Infinite Itself that is this very One being presently conscious, let the talking be from Here.
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