When you look at anything, it is the ultimate you see, but you imagine that you see a cloud or a tree. Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all.
Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realize that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.
Even the sense of ‘I am’ is composed of the pure light and the sense of being. The ‘I’ is there even without the ‘am’. So is the pure light there whether you say ‘I’ or not. Become aware of that pure light and you will never lose it. The beingness in being, the awareness in consciousness, the interest in every experience — that is not describable, yet perfectly accessible, for there is nothing else.
In order to “see” these idealizations, we must as a first step accept the fact that beneath our world lies another one, that our three-dimensional world is embedded in the inner world.
Bridging Science and Spirit
The best method is to plunge deep into the inner man and remain there in seclusion, constantly tending the vineyard of one’s heart.—St. Isaac of Syria
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