Give Seeing A Chance
Funny how all that happens when one 'gets it' is that one accepts it, accepts that the very cluelessness (this 'alert idiocy' as Douglas calls it) is IT - which leap of faith results in simply experiencing Oneself as ALL PRESENT AND AWAKE - truly 'WITH IT'. Everything jumps into focus.... THAT'S ALL - to begin with.
I remember flashing in and out of this, momentarily experiencing everything lit up in/as This, but immediately thinking: "What use is seeing the world so vividly, or (whilst driving) the telegraph poles moving through my stillness?" Striking as the vision was it didn't seem relevant to living my life, didn't tell me what to DO. It seemed to have no relation to anything beyond what I could SEE here and now.
This I now see was because I kept shutting down on It before It had a CHANCE to begin revealing Itself in other dimensions (e.g. in relation to the past or future, or politics or economics).To the extent one gives in, or gives up, and starts accepting and enjoying the Seeing (and being clueless if that is what's given), attention expands beyond the merely visual into a kind of multi-dimensional brilliance or intelligence, experienced as much in the mental and psychological as in the visual/sensory realms in my experience. From this all-embracing perspective "Seeing" is understood as just a word, a pointer to something infinitely richer and quite unnameable, something which, unbelievably, IS what I AM. A.S.