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Let me try to paint a brief visual picture, for the purposes of assisting in understanding some of what I am about to talk about. Imagine a dot sitting in the center of two circles that surround it. This ‘dot’ is your center, your true nature. It is choiceless awareness, the flow, what comes before all perception and thought. The circle nearest the center is your mental overlay on reality, your ego-intention. The more you place your concepts over reality, and the more you act out of ego-intention, the further out this circle goes. The further out circle is perceptual intensity. Through deviating from the center in mental overlay and ego-intention, the inner-circle expands, which decreases the relative intensity of perception, since as it expands it goes nearer to that circle. You can see, then, that there is an inverse relationship between perceptual intensity and the amount of mental overlay and ego-intention.

Thinking about reality in terms of preferences increases the ego-circle, as does activity just for activity’s sake, as well as trying to force thought or action in response to uncertainty or confusion. A decrease in relative intensity of perception creates dullness, and also causes reality to work less hard for your attention. Perceptual intensity can be interpreted as how hard reality works for your attention. It often plays off things you want, but at less intense levels it generally alludes to things you want, to stir up mental activity without actually bringing about fulfillment. When we continuously deviate from center chasing after un-fulfilling allusions to things we would like, reality sees that it doesn’t have to give you much to get your attention, and so it continues to give you things of the same degree of intensity.

Through remaining centered during these references, reality sees it must work harder for your attention, and so higher levels of perceptual intensity come about, increasing the amount of true fulfillment. Perceptual intensity tends to be somewhat static, but if we can remain centered during these standard levels of perceptual intensity, this will increase energy levels through increasing perceptual intensity. When a relative increase to perceptual intensity occurs, become single-pointedly focused on that perception, without mental overlay. This will allow you to ‘soak in’ the higher energy levels, without being deviated from center.

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The goal is immersion into reality. When you are immersed, there is no conscious individual effort, nor is there resistance. This is the flow of reality. All will must be removed. Don’t think, for there are no decisions to be made. Your natural state is the same as all of reality, and therefore it has the power of reality behind it. It is your will, and your need to differentiate and choose between possibilities generated by your own differentiations that limits you.

Nothing is lost with immersion and loss of sense of self and thought-driven action. That’s the trick. Your mind is going to tell you some story about how it is what allows you to determine what is best for you and how to pursue it, and that is going to create resistence from becoming immersed. Your natural flow will produce far greater decisions and results than your analytical mind ever could. It’s about remembering that the goal is immersion, and trusting that there is a power in your natural state of being in the flow far greater than your analyical mind and the resulting intentions and will. Become immersed, and you can see for yourself how wonderful it is. Everything works out perfectly on its own. Act naturally, without thought or intention, and it will be as if “your” doings are no different than what is going on “outside of you.” It may seem strange, but if you work at this you will find that things are much better this way, and in fact you make the perfect choices naturally, better than you would if you were using your thoughts.

Contrast, or apparent contradiction or opposition to your desires, is beneficial in that it expands your worldview and range of experience. Your highest self experiences the full range of pleasures and desires to be found within the entirety of your world view and cumulative experiences. All “negativity” has a positivity that it is contrasting, and therefore it benefits your highest self. As you begin to see through the drama of reality, you can see that everything is just a blown up expression of some end of a polarized thought-range. From here, you can see that it is all useful in informing you of nuances within the essence of some aspect of your consciousness. That is all things, people, and circumstances are; specific nuances within a larger essence, or pattern.

If you can see the use of it all, and follow your natural flow, you will find yourself drifting in the direction of your highest self, which is your highest happiness. When you find yourself in this flow, you will likely see that it is oddly specific and perfect. This may create a slight worry that you are going to deviate from it, since it is so specifically perfect. However, since you are so deep in the perfect flow, and able to perceive all of the nuances, this opens up a great range of potential responses within this flow, as you find that all deviations wind up being very subtle. This is part of what makes it so perfect; you find that there is an incredible freedom within this perfection, despite how specific it all seems.