What is it in us that is perceiving?
What is it that is reading these words right now?
What is it that is noticing the difference
in temperature in the room
or the sudden feeling of unease?
The taste of coffee
the irritating noise of the drilling machine next door.
Thoughts about the dinner you had yesterday with a friend?
Who or what is seeing this all coming and going?
Whatever is right now in our field of perception
is effortlessly seen, noticed and felt.
What is it?
This most basic and primal principle.
Without it nothing even exist because it is not perceived.
Who and what are we?
This is a most amazing journey and adventure,
if we can do this exploration for the sake of truth,
for a need to know.
If we do this with an intention to get something out of this,
or to make us feel better
we will get disappointed.
The brutal fact is that this journey
is not to acquire and achieve but rather
to see through, let go, and loose.
To notice everything and anything which is
limiting us, defining us.
And if we can be aware enough we see
that these are just habits,
thought-constructs which at times help us
to navigate through life but often
limit us and enslave us.
If we can see this happening,
we already create space,
loosen the identification with the personal story.
But notice that at any time the strong habit
of identifying can crawl into the next jacket.
e.g. the ND person who has seen It.
Who is beyond it all
and can now assume an identity around This
of feeling more special or more free.
Another crutch to hang on to?