Awareness is the beginning. It is the foundation upon which everything else is built. Ultimately, what is required is a desire to seek the truth, no matter how challenging that might be. As soon as we see clearly what is there, things begin to shift, and we start to glimpse something greater than we could ever imagine
To observe oneself is the simplest of exercises. It is liberating, requires no effort, and can be practised at any time. Purposeless observation – without any analysis – means you have no attachment to what you are seeing. Without expectation, seeking nothing, and with no obligation to do anything with what you see. Simplicity itself.
Written reflection fosters a thorough consideration of our reality. It invites us – always – to look more closely at the detail of who we are. The closer and more often we look, the more we see; and the clearer we see it because with repeated investigation our reflection becomes more polished, leading inevitably to closer observation and greater awareness.