Al-Bistami, a Sufi from the ninth century, said, “This thing we tell of can never be found by seeking, yet only seekers find it.”
Upstream, prior to thought–but not prior in time–lies homeground.
Homeground: it’s not a place, and it’s not possible to go there, or even glimpse it with the mind. As soon as you pause to think about it, homeground splits into body, mind, and world, and vanishes from sight.
However, you can knowingly be homeground, and live from there.
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
photo credit: NASA