Knowing your self. Being your self. Constantly returning your full attention to this so you can luxuriate in and as your self – free of perpetuating and being bound in what you are not.
Discover all of what you are not. Body, thoughts, feelings, ideas, time, space, being and not being this or that.
There is nothing concrete or abstract, external or internal, in the great “out there” or in the great “in here,” that you can point to as being who you are. This mere concept or idea will not do either.
You may well repeat a mantra or formula endlessly without any result whatsoever. You must continuously watch yourself – particularly your mind – moment by moment, missing nothing. This “seeing” is essential for the realizing of who you are and of seeing what is “notyou” “notyou.”
You are the one that is actually looking through your eyes right now. This one that is looking through your eyes is not a person – a Sam, Peter, Susan – and neither is it your mind, nor your body.
Your body and your mind are vehicles that you are driving around through. They are not you. You are the one that is endlessly flowing through this manifestation. It is what sustains everything everywhere. It is you. This is who you are.
You have to surrender, to let go of, to “stop and drop,” what you are not, – “notyou” “notyou” – and be this one that you already are. There is no getting around this.
If you wish to be home in the heart, the hub of life, to be self, then you absolutely have no choice but to let go of what you are not. To stop clinging to what was never true of you in the first place.
If you are unwilling to “see” that you are not this chattering mind that you have taken to be your guidance in life and to surrender it every time that you “see” yourself going there again, then you will have the pleasure of remaining in this belief pattern of pain and suffering and feeling like you cannot do anything about it all – even if you are attempting to rearrange things from within this “bind” of the mind.