Light moves in and out water dropping from sky
It looks like rain
but it’s just the wind shaking water off the leaves
I’m awake to see through my eyes
I contemplate, Where am I? …..
Am I Really?
Until I know that
I know nothing
It’s just seeing trees, rain, birds, sunlight, out my window
Nothing is what I think it is
Everything is so much more than what
I think it is
But really I know nothing
Somehow I know everything
doing this, doing that
going here, going there
ooooh yes, ooooh no
The month has been kind of hectic, and I’ve lapsed in my precious quiet sitting time.
So today, I took the time to sit in awareness …… of awareness.
“It is more useful and certainly easier to think of meditation as the art of acknowledging what is already present. This can happen when you’re sitting in meditation, which is great, but you can also do it at any time. It takes only a few seconds to notice that awareness and quiet are always and already the background of every experience. Start with little moments of meditation – ten seconds, fifteen seconds – and repeat them during the day. Gradually do nothing but this acknowledgement practice for two, ten, twenty seconds, whatever- but do not turn it into a battle, and do not turn it into something that is frustrating or makes you feel defeated. These small moments of meditation can change what you are noticing. In a certain sense, you will be changing your consciousness, opening and beginning to observe and feel and sense into – become sensitive to – the sacred and the timeless. It may or may not start out that way the first time you do it, but the sacred and the timeless are always and already present. All we need to do is take a moment to notice, and that is what meditation is.”
excerpt from the most important thing, Adyashanti (italics and bold are mine)