Embracing the Change:
Observe what is happening around you. Don’t bring in your accumulated knowledge, ideas and concepts. Just observe, as if you are looking at things for the first time. When you look at the tree, the sky, the sun, or the earth, don’t separate them. Just look and you will see the dreamlike quality of life. Reality is like a painting on water.
The only thing real about the reality around you is its constantly changing nature. That itself should tell you that you are not in a fixed reality. If you are living in a fixed, physical, absolute, objective reality, there should at least be a few moments when things are not changing. If you’ll notice closely, things are changing all the time. You can never capture the same moment of life twice.
Try this: Pick up your camera, go outside, and try to capture the same thing two-seconds apart. If you can do it, then you have found reality. Take a photo, give yourself a two-second gap, and then take a second photo. You will see that these two photographs are different.
The clouds would have changed, a few leaves would have moved, a new bird might be sitting on that tree, or something else would have changed. This means that no two photographs are ever the same; no two moments of life are ever the same.
There is nothing fixed in your reality – Nothing at all. Everything is constantly churning. Everything is moving and changing, and you are just a part of this change. To know this process of life in its entirety, you have to move away from all the concepts and ideas you have accumulated. You have to experientially grasp reality just the way it is presenting itself to you.
Conceptually, what is the sun? It is an object at the center of the solar system. It is keeping the planets in orbit, and it produces light and heat which sustains life. Conceptually, that is all there is to the sun. But when looked at personally, the sun is a totally different phenomenon.
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