Dec 25, 2018
When you look at your surroundings, what do you see? Your room and all the distinct things within it? A table, a chair, a rug, a lamp. Maybe you’re outside and see the sky, a cloud, a tree, a dog, a house. You imagine you’re solely looking at these things as being outside of yourself, because you take yourself to be the body. But is that so?
In reality, all that you think you’re looking out at, is also looking back at you, including the image of the body. What is more, not only are all appearances looking back at you, but all that’s looking inward at you is none other than what’s looking out at it.
What’s being sought with such strenuous effort, your true Self, enlightenment, wholeness, you are in fact looking at even right now, you’re just simply mistaking it for a chair, a table, a rug, a lamp, the sky, a cloud, a tree, a dog, a house, and thus imagining a division in yourself where there actually is none, drawing an arbitrary line between what’s you and not you.
Realize you’re merely looking outward at yourself, and what’s you is also looking back. Once the division between ‘self’ and ‘other’ is clearly perceived to be nonexistent, the identity of the one who was believed to be looking out is seen to have been based entirely on a misconception. With that, it’s no longer possible to imagine a separation in your being where there is none, and you again see from a place of wholeness, where there are not two opposing perspectives but one unified seeing.