mind relax. Let your mind relax and expand, mixing with the sky in front
of it. Then notice: the clouds float by in the sky, and you are effortlessly
aware of them. Feelings float by in the body, and you are effortlessly
aware of them, too. Thoughts float by in the mind, and you are aware of
them as well. Nature floats by, feelings float by, thoughts float by...
and you are aware of all of them.
So tell me:
Who are you?
You are not
your thoughts, for you are aware of them. You are not your feelings, for
you are aware of them. You are not any objects that you can see, for you
are aware of them too.
in you is aware of all these things. So tell me: What is it in you that
is conscious of everything?
What is it in you that is always awake? Always fully present? Something in you right now is effortlessly noticing everything that arises. What is that?
infinite witnessing awareness, don't you recognize it?
What is that
You are that
Witness, aren't you? You are the pure Seer, pure awareness, the pure Spirit
that impartially witnesses everything that arises, moment to moment. Your
awareness is spacious, wide-open, empty and clear, and yet it registers
everything that arises.
Witness is Spirit within, looking out on a world that it created. It sees
but cannot be seen; it hears but cannot be heard; it knows but cannot
be known. It is Spirit itself that sees with your eyes, speaks with your
lips, hears with your ears, reaches out with your arms. When will you
confess this simple secret and awaken from the gruesome nightmare?
Can you see
the words on this page? Then 100% of Spirit is present, looking out through
your eyes. Can you feel the book in your hands? Then 100% of Spirit is
present, taking the world in its hands. Can you hear the sound of that
bird singing? Then 100% of Spirit is present, listening to that song.
look for this Spirit, for it is doing the looking. You cannot see this
Spirit, for it is doing the seeing. You cannot find this Spirit, for it
does all the finding. If you understand this, then Spirit is doing the
understanding; if you don't understand this, Spirit is doing that. Understand
it or not, just that is Spirit.
amazing, secret, ultimate truth that slowly starts to dawn: the enlightened
mind-pure Spirit itself-is not hard to attain but impossible to avoid.
How could you ever be without that Spirit which is reading this sentence
Show me the Self you had before the Big Bang, and I will show you the Spirit of the entire Kosmos.