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In the moments of expansion, in complete clarity, have you ever had a sense of losing "yourself"?
Have you ever just experienced being, so much so that the "I" you relate to has just disappeared?
One morning, I awoke with the understanding that the "I" which was my identity, the thought in my mind, "I should get up, I should make the bed" was not the truth.
There was a clear awareness which was not the "I" that had been running the show. The "I" who was directing things via thought was not in fact the real deal.
The space, the awareness was before this thought, this identity, yet it seemed to be part of the space. Being the space enabled watching of the "I" thoughts and watching how these thoughts had ruled what was done and when, what was thought and how and what was felt and how strongly.
From this space, the "I" was a foreign system to live by and yet it had been the main experience for the past 40 years. The awareness was now a clearly defined space which contained everything and was of everything.
So in the space, the "I" no longer has ruling over the events. The "I" would still voice its opinion but there was an immediate recognition that it was not to be taken seriously, that it was not to be identified with. It was something else to love, as it was part of the whole. It became a distance voice, sometimes louder but the awareness knew it was all irrelevant.
As the body moved about its interactions with the appearance of the world, the space would be the viewing point. The anchor, the awareness without a centre focus, point of reference would interpret the goings on of the world with love as the filter.
Emotions would arise and fall without the "I" story going on. Ripples or sometimes waves of emotions would wash over or through, never staying, always moving on as they too were part of the experience, rather than the foundation.
Pointing to it, in describing this with words, there is a space around it which is talking to the part of you that already knows this to be true. You already know.
The mind wants to grab and understand everything.
This is outside of the minds capabilities, as I say, it is the wrong tool for the job.
Find out who is thinking. Watch the thoughts pass by, even just one, see if not taking them as "gospel" brings about a change in awareness.
When you are free from the constraints of the mind, life becomes much more joyful, more alive and far less serious, even when it appears to be.
Look for the space.
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