Once the introduction to open intelligence has taken place, in other words, open intelligence has been identified as the source of one’s experience, then to gain confidence in that open intelligence requires familiarization with it. When it’s been ignored as the source of one’s own experience, then there’s no familiarity with it.
Without open intelligence you would not know anything. You wouldn’t know about yourself or about anything else. So why not go to what’s at the basis of knowing yourself and everything else? If you go right to the basis of what’s knowing, then you are going to see a lot about the knowledge itself.
Have you ever been able to gather all your forces together and just get all those thoughts and emotions that really make you feel good about yourself and conclude that this is who you are? No, because there isn’t any juice in these data; they don’t have any power, and they’ve never had a vigor of their own. The central vigor and vitalizing influence is the power of reality itself. It isn’t in data.
If you put your energy and attention into proving the validity of data in any way, then they will seem real. It’s just the way it is. Here it’s very special and it’s very unique, because it’s really easy to understand the nature of reality. It’s really easy to free yourself up from all of your constructs through maintaining open intelligence.
Have you ever been able to gather all your forces together and just get all those thoughts and emotions that really make you feel good about yourself and conclude that this is who you are? No, because there isn’t any juice in these data; they don’t have any power, and they’ve never had a vigor of their own. The central vigor and vitalizing influence is the power of reality itself – open intelligence. It isn’t in data.
If you have moments when you feel like it might not work for you in relation to a particular datum, reach out for support; this is what you want to do. You don’t want to linger in your pain and suffering. You don’t want to keep trying to prove that it’s real. When you know what the solution is, then it’s so easy. When the solution is so easy, it’s just really incredible. Just know that these short moments of open intelligence repeated many times are your greatest resource in life. By the power of that resource you will gain complete stability in open intelligence. This is guaranteed! If you commit yourself to short moments of open intelligence, it is guaranteed.
By the power of gaining confidence in open intelligence through short moments, many times, you start to see that you don’t really need to do anything about the data. First they seem to be like a friend rather than an enemy, and then pretty soon you start to see that you don’t need to do anything about the data because they undo themselves. This is where you start to gain more stability and confidence in open intelligence, because you see that there is no one to do anything about data. You start to see that the data are self-freeing. They are free in their own place. They are spontaneously self-releasing and nothing needs to be done about them.
What could be better than to be married to someone where you’re not depending on that person for your happiness? It doesn’t matter what they do, you’re happy. Well, that’s an ideal relationship. That’s really an ideal relationship, because you’re self-contained. It’s a drag for the person you’re with to think that they need to provide your happiness. That is way too much of a burden for anyone to carry. The ideal relationship is for both people to be confident in open intelligence. This brings great strength to the relationship; it brings great enjoyment.
By the power of short moments, many times, we come to see that everything is equal; no matter what the appearance is, it is absolutely equal. No matter what the label or word is, it is equal. In the radiant clarity of open intelligence, all of these symbols, no matter what they are, are absolutely equal, and they pose neither no threat nor no promise.
We don’t really want to be engaged our entire life in radical ups and downs, the roller-coaster ride of afflictive thoughts and emotions. Then there might be a peak of happiness, and whenever we have that peak of happiness we think: “Oh, now I am going to be happy forever!” but before we know it, boom, the roller-coaster goes down to the bottom, and we don’t see any up from there. What we really want is this balance. We want this balance that is free of ups and downs. By training in short moments of open intelligence, repeated many times, we train ourselves in a brilliant clarity that is free of ups and downs. It’s forever free of ups and downs.