What is the nature of reality? This is an age-old question, and many philosophers and scientists alike have tried to answer it.
In this endeavor, there is an attempt to categorize, to divide, to measure, to calculate and analyze. And what will the end be? We can try to explain the workings, yet these theories are always under revision. If we divide the atom into quarks, then we can divide the quark again, and again, and again, and again. There is no limit to the mathematical divisions we can make.
If you had a pair of glasses which could see at the quantum level, what would you see? Emptiness. Energy patterns. Nothingness. The basic substance of all matter is emptiness. It's space. It's no-thing. It's a field of intelligence.
That intelligence is "moving" - that movement shapes or forms or "creates" what we know as the material world. Yet is that intelligence acting upon some external matter? No - it's the emptiness itself which is formed. That intelligence IS the tree, the cloud, the thought, the earth, the universe itself.
Is this a leap of faith? Is this a mystical insight? No. It's obvious. That intelligence is obvious in the gravitational fields, the beating heart, the firing neurons we call "thought". It is that so-called "field of intelligence" which forms the atom, which is the electron, the pulsing electrical field which seemingly solidifies matter. If there are more electrons, we say that atom is "heavier" - it is farther down in the periodic table - from hydrogen to iron, the various attributes are only there because of the behavior of that intelligence, yes?
That intelligence is what we call Life. Life isn't divided. It isn't owned. It isn't partitioned by bodies and brains. The body and brain IS Life itself.
And because there are thoughts - these thoughts claim ownership and individuality. That is Life too. Yet the story in thought, the story of an individual life, apart FROM Life, is false. It's relative to the individual perspective, which is really only Life's perspectives.
There is only that intelligence - only Life itself. Right now, Life is this blog and Life is reading this blog. Life is the hands typing it and the eyes reading it. Life is the author and the reader.
The "you" you've taken yourself to be, is a product of thought. It's an image, a story. The real YOU is Life itself, presently seeing itself, presently knowing itself. That knowing is an innate attribute of Life. That knowing isn't owned by an individual.
You are Life itself - there is no individual. Therefore there is no individual to be born nor die. There is no individual to suffer, no individual in bondage and no individual who eventually finds enlightenment. There are only appearances, which are "made real" in language. That is duality.
Even calling it Life is duality, yet words are all we have to communicate. There is really only THIS, only this singular "happening", this present immediacy, which doesn't move, it doesn't recede into the past, it doesn't come from the future. It's not on a timeline. It's not measured by distance. It's just this nondual immediacy, and YOU are THAT.