While vacuuming the meditation room one day, it occurred to me that I can only Be Awareness by Being Aware. At that moment, my head banged into the doorjamb.
One can only Be Awareness by Being Aware. This means that if we are not being aware, if we are in thought, effectively, we are not being awareness. So, to say that one is always aware is simply conceptual. Mostly, we are unaware.
Rather than seeing awareness as an object and using mind as the subject, we should be seeing mind as an object which can only happen from the space of Awareness as the Ultimate Subject.
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. Download a PDF or order the book Here.