Extract from Fragments of Being – by Mike Jenkins
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This is the eternal discovery. Discovering that being is

being all that arises is this living realisation. It’ so easy

to settle and get comfortable with understanding or

clarity, to make a cosy bed in the ideas of oneness, the

phrases, the concepts. This misses the aliveness of

discovering that all settling, all concepts, all conclusions

are simply another way to comfort the me, to placate

the seeker.


The real adventure is seeing again and again the

completeness of every moment, of every scream, of

every flash of anger, of every swell of sadness.. To see

the completeness, the holiness in the heaviness of

depression, the light in the darkness of being lost, of

being scared… this radical freedom never leaves you, is

by your side as the pain, the suffering, the light in the

sky, the movement of breath, the dancing of fear, is by

your side as your side and everything that happens here.


You simply cannot get being wrong. Even ‘getting

being wrong’ or feeling ‘this is not being’ is being, being

that. This is the good news. There is nothing that is not

being, nothing that is not freedom. Being, freedom,

wholeness is dressing up as pain, suffering, darkness,

hurt. Wholeness is dressing up as seeking wholeness,

waiting for you to see it parading all around you. It

shouts out from the roadside, from the carpet, the

horror of suffering, the pain of depression, of

loneliness, of desperation… shouting out as the fear of

death, as the joy of falling in love, singing as the flowers

on the riverbank, dancing as the giggles of children,

swirling through the streets as a carnival of diverse



It is the loudest whisper you’ll ever hear, the softest slap

in the face, the most loving kick in the pants that ever

happens. You ARE what you seek, I am it, you are it,

this is it!