May 19, 2019
A tree naturally provides shade. Under this umbrella, all sorts of creatures seek refuge from the heat, and find a peaceful setting to relax. The tree is not partial to whom is provided this luxury. It’s not given to one and not another, but is for all to enjoy. It provides such comfort and refuge without any effort to do so, and loses nothing from giving it. Regardless of whether this free gift is taken advantage of or not, the tree continues on unaffected. It’s just a tree being a tree.
The awareness which we are, naturally provides peace. All sorts of thoughts and emotions may find solace from their toiling and suffering, while resting under the gaze of peace. Awareness is not partial to the thoughts, emotions, beliefs, sensations, or objects that may arise within it’s essence, but all are welcomed to stay or free to leave as they come and go of their own accord. Nothing is lost, nor anything gained by the coming and going of such appearances within it.
Regardless if the gift of awareness is appreciated, regardless if thoughts turn around to recognize this as the source from which they and all else springs, awareness will continue on effortlessly providing for all impartially, simply by being what it is, present and aware.