What is it that exists?
Everything we perceive appears to exist, but also comes and goes and therefore can’t be real in the truest sense. But what can we say exists prior to anything else? What is the one thing that we can always count on being here? The one thing that doesn’t come and go?
What is it that knows all objects, yet has no objective qualities of its own?
What is reading the words on this screen, hearing the hum of the traffic, feeling the texture of the laptop keys on the fingertips? It’s not the eyes, ears, or hands.
Isn’t it awareness, the sense of being, that is reading the words on this screen, hearing the hum of the traffic, feeling the keys under the fingertips?
What else could it be?
Awareness is the first thing we know that exists – the awareness of the sense of being, that ‘I am.’
So what is it that is aware of this existence?
In other words, what is it that is aware of awareness? Wherever we look, even though awareness is everywhere, it can’t be found, but it is the one thing we know that exists with absolute certainty. So who or what knows it? We think that thought knows it, but who or what knows the thought?
Awareness is aware of itself.
We can’t turn our eyeballs around to see ourself because we are already that which we are looking for. It’s like the sun trying to turn around and shine its light upon itself.
It takes no effort whatsoever to be awareness, our eternal self. The instant this is recognized, the mind is no longer needed and dissolves into the infinite silence of the heart.
Everywhere we look we see the face of God.