Don’t you notice how our identity is so wedded to our thoughts and emotions?
But – for most of us – thoughts are simply well-worn habitual grooves. And our moods are nothing more than the ebb and flow of our neurotransmitters.
Who are we really?
Our true essence is like the vast open sky and has the quality of radiant pure awareness. It does not depend upon the brain nor does it fluctuate with the tide of neural transmission. It’s always present, hidden behind the clouds of thoughts and emotions.
Pause. Take a slow, deep breath. Allow this meeting of outer and inner wind to slowly disperse the cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus formations in your mind. Lightly watch your breath – this meeting of inner and outer wind. When new cloud forms appear, let them be. Simply bring your mind back to the breath. Alert yet relaxed, rest for a moment in the vast blue space of your sky-like mind – awake, aware, ever-present.
Then, allow whatever peace, love, and compassion you have found to shine out and touch others.
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