I am indebted to Chuck Anderson who inspired this conversation.
In a conversation coming from already being
(along the lines of: there's
nothing to do
except to get you're already
the title of this essay,
If it was, it wouldn't be the same conversation. Not only that: if it
it wouldn't be about
In a conversation like this, you could say "We're already here" and you
could also say "We're already there.". Yes they both sound as if they
imply the same thing - even though the latter is the more colloquial
form. But notice they're not interchangeable.
speaks coming from we're already
transformedhere - speak "I'm already here" and be with the
of it to really get the
experience of it.
speaks coming from there's some place to get to - speak
"I'm already there" and be with the
of it closely, and you'll see
doesn't refer to
lives in the domain called
What this conversation calls attention to is how we're
thrown (if you will) to speak about a future (not a
but rather a
future) when we'll be
or when we'll become
Speaking this way is evidence we don't know we're alreadytransformed.
Or it's proof we've forgotten we're already
Or both. I'm referring to the way we speak during the untransformed
phase of our
/ untransformed /
lives, the way we're thrown to speak in terms of "being there" ie the
way we're thrown to speak in terms of becoming
without realizing we're already here.
yearning to be there, striving to be there, working to be
there is powerful enough to generate a momentum in which the
possibility of being already here is killed off.
Here's that clarification again - articulated as a ratio:
is to being
is to being
It's only the latter which is the domain of
Notice being is present in
Notice there's no being in
Cautionary note: while it
better experientially to say "We're already here",
saying it this way without being responsible for how it lands in
ears is tantamount to speaking
world. Saying "We're already there" works better
communicatively inside the conversation we are, inside the
yearning we are, inside the thrown-ness we are to want to
But that's the grand illusion, and if you speak "We're already there"
rather than "We're already here", you're only feeding into and
furthering the grand illusion. The grand illusion is that there's some
other way to be other than the way we are, that there's some other
place to get to other than where we are. And I'm suggesting there's no
other way to be other than the way we are, that there's no other place
to get to other than where we are.