Sunday, June 14, 2015

"All There Is, Is This", The Remix

In continuing the inquiry from my Part I of this dramatic mini series, I realized that I'd missed something RIDICULOUSLY obvious.  Gobsmacked (to put it mildly), I wondered whether this new discovery was the flip side of the enlightenment coin, so-to-speak. 

The entire idea of approaching these queries as a child really took on new meaning this time. The resulting realization felt like a thunderbolt delivered from the right hand of Zeus.  It became pretty plain that seeing "This is all there is" is so utterly real ,true, and startlingly irrefutable, that any child could easily have picked up on it if asked for an honest report.

The impact is so dramatic that it's going to take me a while to unpack this one.  Probably years.

You see, This is ALL there is, means Everything Out There.  Right?  Which is fine, but then I realized that I couldn't find a damned thing IN HERE.  Nothing.  No matter how hard I tried.  And if I couldn't find anything In Here, then why am I even calling it, Inside?  Inside what?   Let me break this thing down....

The only thing missing, anywhere I look, is me

I am absolutely nowhere in All that Is.  How do I know this?  Because it's the senses that detect anything we deem "real" or "existent".  If our senses can't do it, science has instruments to measure it.

Senses detect: Wind.  Heat.  Cold. Vibration.
Instruments detect:  Electromagnetic waves.  Atoms.  Tiny vibrations. 

There is no sense that can detect a self.

There is no scientific device that can detect a self.

No one, and no instrument has ever seen, heard, felt, tasted, or smelled a self.

Hmph.  How'd you like me now?

Questions for Investigation:
When looking out at All There Is, can You find a You?  Where is it?

Tools for Ongoing Inquiry:

Keep checking.  If a You is ever found along with All There Is, let me know.  Leave a comment right here and we'll look at it.


  1. "Where is it?" Nice Delma. And here's one more: What, exactly, is "a self"?? :)

    1. Just saw this comment. Thank you! Yes, what IS a self? We have descriptions *about* it, but what is it that's being described? :)