Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Your Inner Eye

I feel that I am in my body--inhabiting it and--that my body is me.

What about your mind?

What do you mean?

Do you sometimes think that you are in your mind? For example when your mind thinks about how your body looks whenever your look into a mirror--or thoughts that tell your body to get out of bed and get ready for work in the morning.

I also am in my mind.

So which one are you in...if you had to choose?

I can't decide between them!

Why not?

Because I am both of them.

What about your heart? What do you know about it?

I feel love for people and for things with my heart.

Love for all that arises?

I wish I could say so!

Who says that you can't?

Sometimes I do.

When? Is it when you are in your body or when you are in your mind?

Both.

How do you see this "I" that sometimes inhabits your body and sometimes inhabits your mind?

I don't know. I see it with my heart?

Yes! You see this "I" with your heart.

Your heart is your inner, invisible eye. When you look at an object with your physical eyes, you know that this object in not your physical eyes; they are what sees any physical object. Yet what is it that they can not see?

They can not see themselves.

Right. They can not see themselves!

So my heart is like my eyes?

Yes. That's right. Your heart is your invisible and undeniable being-awareness.

And heart is not a special "thing". It is your own innate and natural being. By staying with your own natural being you find that your body and mind are presently free. Why? Because they are not you. They are only a passing shining out, only an arising IN you.

1 comment:

kalliope said...

"They are only a passing shining out, only an arising IN you."

Perfect.