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The Living Inquiries

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

  The Living Inquiries Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries, which include the Unfindable Inquiry, the Anxiety Inquiry and the Compulsion Inquiry, are tools to help us see through identification with our stories of ‘me and my life.’  Many are finding real freedom from their suffering by directly inquiring into what they believe is true, but on closer examination turns out to be simply a series of thoughts, images, and body energies.  When each of these are looked at directly through the Living Inquiries, it is seen that none of it adds up to be ‘me’.  When the identification with the stories ceases, what remains is a present aliveness, an openness to all experience, as it is, without claiming ownership of any of it.  All thoughts, images and energies are free to be, and they are happening to no one. The inquiries are based on the Buddhist concept of the Middle Way.  Scott Kiloby describes the Middle Way as “freedom from the extreme views of “everything is separate,” and “nothing exists.” It is the seeing through of separation and deficiency, while retaining an appreciation for the diversity of appearances—me, you, us, them, and the world.” The inquiries will not give you anything.  They will not add anything to your life or your experience.  It is a destructive process.  In the seeing through of everything we believe to be true about ourselves and others, we discover the brilliance of the present moment, exactly as it is.  Don’t take my word for it.  Try it out and see for yourself.   The Unfindable Inquiry The Unfindable Inquiry (UI) is a life-changing, potent tool to assist you in seeing through the stories that your mind incessantly tells about ‘me’ or ‘other’. Many are finding real freedom from their suffering by directly inquiring into what they believe is true. Most of us walk through life feeling like a separate, deficient self.  Beliefs that I’m not good enough, I’m unlovable, there’s something wrong with me, are often running the show from behind the scenes.  We may not even be aware of it, but we are a slave to these beliefs.  There is this sense of separation that I am here, and everyone and everything else is out there. Through this inquiry, which include the Boomerang, Panorama and Unfindable Inquiries, we go about looking for this separate, deficient self that seems to be so tantalizingly, inherently real.  We look to see if we can actually find it.  We can also look for separate objects, other people, ideas, beliefs and spiritual concepts such as awareness, consciousness and enlightenment. The Living Inquiries are not designed to make you feel better, or to get to some later point in your story, but rather to let all feelings, thoughts, and other appearances be as they are, without the sense that they form a solid, permanent, separate self.  In not trying to get rid of or manage any appearances, it can be seen that the self or person you take yourself to be is quite literally unfindable. You only ever experience thoughts, images and body energies (emotions/sensations). If you are seeking for some future fulfillment or enlightenment, if you find yourself triggered in relationships with family, friends, work, or are struggling with addiction, deficiency thoughts, or any type of physical or emotional pain or trauma, then this inquiry is for you. This is a seeing, not a self-improvement plan.  It is a present exploration, not a way to change your experience.  The well-being shows up naturally as you see through the sense of “me” and “other.”  When the self is looked for...

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