Witnessing Without a Center

Perhaps this may be helpful to someone. I have noticed recently that when I watch thoughts (content), there is a container (me). But when I watch the activity (not content), there is only witnessing.

This is important because it means that as long as I am engaging in the content, the “me” remains. And if I take one step back and watch the movement, witnessing is, without a center. And this witnessing without a center is delicious.

This “take one step back” is really a misnomer. It is not a question of doing anything but simply “not doing.” Engaging in the content is “doing.” To watch without either grasping or rejecting is not doing, and it is by watching without engagement that one finds oneself first witnessing the movement without content, and when that movement is also witnessed without engagement, then one is Not and only awareness Is.

-purushottama

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.

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