Good morning, friends!
Today I have a beautiful quote for you from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Maharaj was a humble petty shopkeeper in India who died in 1981. He was also a profound teacher who attracted followers from all over the world. Here’s something that he said:
“The seeker is one who is in search of himself.
Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not.
Discover all that you are not–body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that–nothing, concrete or abstract, which perceived can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand that on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker you will come to the end of your search and realize you are limitless being.”
Beautiful! And doesn’t that resonate with your experience? Who we are is not this and that, not anything we perceive, but that which perceives it, the consciousness in which it arises. That’s who we each are in our essence. Let us each work to let go of our identification with this or that, and learn that we may rest in simple aware being instead.
Be well, good people, and I hope you enjoy this precious day of life upon this earth.