When we speak about gratitude, love, discernment, judgement, we pre-suppose a constant personal self as the expressing entity: “I/me”.
This is the central error of perception.
Isn’t it more accurate to notice that gratitude happens. It lives and then it changes into something else. We notice the same pattern with all mind-states.
Just as life changes, so changes the body’s psyche. It is all in ceaseless change. The moment the psychological mind tries to “freeze” what it believes to be its “most important” mind state (read: the ego’s current preference), then we start making statements about the sanctity of love, gratitude, insight, etc, while we tend to forget about the gift of discernment.
The actual self is perfectly empty of any permanent state. It just sees without clinging, fleeing or identifying. It is the psyche that “does” all of that, just as trees make leaves and the sun produces shadows.
Find that places that sees without clinging, that notices without fleeing, and that perceives without identifying. Then the heavy gravity of all objects, especially the projected “me-self” lose their heaviness and life truly becomes a floating world.
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