I begin with the realization that I Am. I may not be sure what I Am but I know that I Am. I cannot deny that, even to deny that, I need to be. I am first person singular.
I begin with the feeling I Am. Staying with this sensing, I can see that everything I think I am begins with this I Am. In order to think thoughts and have ideas about myself, I need a being, an I Am.
Now, meditating on this I Am, all projections cease. I allow all that I think I Am to return to this root. I see that I Am Not This nor That but simply I Am. I Am at the root of being. I Bathe in this Beingness. I Rejoice in this Divine Beingness. I Melt in this Love of Being.
This Beingness is the True Guru, the real teacher. I surrender to the feet of this Beingness. I trust this I Am, and when thoughts reappear, I remember being is prior to thought. I am not my thoughts.
I am Awareness.
This is from the collection of stories, essays, poems and insights that is compiled to form the book From Lemurs to Lamas: Confessions of a Bodhisattva. Order the book Here.