self awareness

I looked for me in the things I do

And found only ideas, expectations, and fears.

Then I looked for me beyond me

And found light, an infinite ocean, and an all-encompassing cosmic wave of Love.

For awhile, I stopped looking.

I lost the sense of me.

It was ever evolving, ever unfolding.

Now, I have a glimpse of Reality

Beneath the unfolding

That whispers, “I am what I am not

And what I am not is what I’ve always been.”

Do not rely on the mind.

It leads to all kinds of trouble.

Instead, follow the path of Self.

How to tell the difference?

Self expands, mind contracts.

Self guides, mind punishes.

Self accepts, mind rejects.

Self gives, mind takes.

Self loves, mind attaches.

Self listens, mind blabbers.

Self attends to the present, mind attends to past and future.

When you privilege Self, it becomes prominent and mind recedes.

So, be more Self and less mind.

 

Thoughts are like paint splatter appearing on an overused canvas.

The painting is a distraction.

Find the painter, and what the canvas is made of to experience the real masterpiece.