This immediate moment of being, is there any meaning?
Or does meaning take time to construct?
That is, is meaning thought-dependent?
It seems that one is simply presently aware.
This has nothing to do with having the thought "I am simply presently aware."
Whatever is immediately so, is one's present awareness.
Could be the feeling of a keypad and a finger.
But even saying that much involves time, in the putting together of whatever associations form the sense of a finger hitting a key.
The immediate has no meaning, nor lacks any meaning.
There is no separable meaning-maker, to make something out of it.
Associations form meanings, along with the assumption of time in which to bring the association and present experience together.
So, meaning involves the duality of that which is, and that which is associated with what is (such as "this is my mother," or "this is a pencil.")
This is not to suggest to get rid of meaning.
There is no meaning to get rid of.
The construal of meaning in situations is natural enough.
Yet, one can see through this construction.
And it isn't the unconstructed, which has no meaning, nor lacks meaning.
Of course, if someone says, "Are you typing at the computer," the answer can be "Yes, that's what I'm doing."
So that meaning-making of day-to-day conventional communication "happens" - meaninglessly.
Just as volition "happens" non-volitionally.
When you say 'what does this mean' to someone; that question is intelligible and that's enough (for me) to say meaning exists. It doesn't imply anything other for 'meaning' than its brute existence.
It doesn't have brute existence.
It may be formulated very quickly based on emotions that arise very fast.
But still, formulated.
Depending on thought.
The "brute fact of existence" would be that which neither has the quality of existing nor lacks the quality of existing.
Because there isn't anyone existing apart from it, who could assess whether or not it is existing.
In the same way, no one can exist apart from existence to qualify it or say it has meaning or lacks meaning.
Or that there is anything as existence.