That which is unnameable, unfindable, indivisible, and unchangeable radiates through us and as us. If you pause for a moment and look inward, you will know that this is true through your own direct experience. Body-mind-world objects, while made of this-that-is-unnameable (whether human, pelican, thought, sensation, planet, or perception) come and go–they are not a reliable home.
Can you find that-which-doesn’t-change? The reliable home? Look now. It is closer than your heartbeat. It is closer than your breath. Closer-than-close. It is available to each one of us, always. Even when I’m caught, or depressed, or sad, or ecstatic, the reliable home underpins all. Don’t believe stories–even from authority figures–that it is difficult, or only for those who meditate for fifty years.
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2012
photo credit: Jeffrey Foltice