Our egoic identity is the greatest knot of all, as behind every fear there is an energetic knot. Our egoic sense of self is the biggest knot unseen, as it is a contraction masking as self.
Everything the ego does is a reactive act of self reflection that is continuously searching and posturing for a preferred state of being, seen in the comparative narratives between self and other.
When life is integrated, wholeness is a felt embodied totality that has no opposite. Life becomes a sharing.
In this direct experienced relatedness of being we simply feel, surf, and express all the edges within, together, where life as we are , is not ascribed a narrative of preference . Our totality is simply a felt expression that has no opposite that is fully shared.
In this clear space, we do not give chase to any romantic or wishful yes’s as it is excluded from the embodied heart, as it is a fickleness that also gives rise to the reactive no.
Any division is within you, there are no opposites. Only you, and nothing but you. The light is within you, and so is also your greatest darkness. Feel the sacred you are. Your total being, accept all, as it is yourself .
Behind every contraction there is a yes unseen. I AM not micro or macro managing the sensations for preferred outcome, I am simply the space, here, that contains both. And the practice is to simply relax into that, right after reactivity, if it arises.
The Third Patriarch of Zen Seng-Ts’an expressed:
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. When the deep essence of things is not understood, the minds essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The way is perfect like vast space. Life is balanced. One thing to know it, another thing it is to live it. Where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject that we do not see. All is. Grace is compassion in action = medicine.