The direct perception.
The direct touch of a colour, green, red, blue.
Being moved by music, a sunset, a beautiful form.
Being moved by an emotion, happiness, sadness.
Everything appears and is known.
Known without thoughts.
Through the direct contact.
Can you see this happening in your own experience?
Thought comes into being as a story told after the
appearance has taken place.
Or just pops up randomly
about the past or the future.
This is how it operates for everyone.
The difference with being awake or not,
is that when you know that your identity
is not anything in particular
thoughts are not taken in anymore
as the most important element.
It is seen as an appearance among all others.
It is seen that it is a story,
told to keep an identity in place,
and to create an artificial separation
between me and others,
between me and the rest of the world.
If this is seen through there is the being
touched by all that comes in through the senses.
The smells, the sights, the sounds, the emotions.
Coming and going continuously without stop.
Life being touched by Life.
Always,always there are perceptions coming and going.
If the nature of thoughts
and the identity it is keeping alive
is seen for what it is,
it is life living.