No matter where you go or what you do, you meet presence with presence. Whether you know this or not doesn’t matter, it’s the only thing that’s happening.
When you glance at yourself in the mirror – presence glances at presence.
When you hug a loved one – presence hugs presence.
When you smile at a stranger on the street – presence smiles at presence.
When you get angry with someone – presence gets angry at presence.
When you lock eyes with someone and hold his or her gaze – presence looks deeply at presence. We all know this look – primal, penetrating, mysterious, and yet familiar – an all-knowing look.
The presence referred to is the aware presence in each one of us that is always in the background of our so-called individual experience. That which says I am, that knows I am, and that knows I am before there is anything else . . . present.
A presence prior to presence.
Actually, you can’t go there because you are already there. Already it. In what direction would space go to find itself? You, I, we, are like limitless space, with no beginning or end, no edge or boundary. In other words, we are infinite and eternal.
Anything that is infinite and eternal must, by definition, contain all things. Must be the source of all things. Nothing can arise outside of that which is limitless. Where could it come from? There is no outside to the infinite.
Relax in the knowing that you are this infinite and eternal presence. You are that which exists prior to the arising of any appearance. All things come and go, but have you ever experienced the disappearance of presence? The disappearance of yourself?
No. You would have to be present to experience the disappearance of presence, the disappearance of yourself.
Not only are you this presence, presence is all there is. One presence. And we are That.
So, in the spirit of camaraderie, truth, and love, Presence . . . meet Presence.