Our mind is like our lungs. It breathes in thought and breathes out thought like the lung breathes in air and breathes out air. We are not thought but like air thought is necessary for life. We are aware of the flow in and out; it is the awareness of this flow that is ourselves.
Like air something more has to be done with thought for life to exist. Air goes to your lungs, heart and body; thought goes to your heart, soul and mind. Self -awareness is like gravity; we can’t touch it directly because it is doing the touching and the looking. But we want to know our self – it is a compulsion of the mind to know. We have to really work at it to know our self.
We have to become one with our thoughts to feel the “I” that is the real us. The heart is where we find both our self and love. The soul is both where we are and who we are. We love because the soul is love and love is God. Being aware of love proves we exist, and God exists. We don’t believe; we know.
To know our self as the observer of our thoughts proves we exist. Nothing else matters; nothing else is the real us. This observer of thoughts is the real me – the centre of my being, without which there is nothing – the tree that continues to be when there is no one about in the Quad. I exist without knowing how. To know myself is to become conscious of my inner being, the essential “I am”.
I need a mirror to see me. I am created in God’s image. If I can see God within me, I can see the reflection of His image that is me. What is important is to become aware of God – to know God. I can only be conscious of God in quietness I must be aware of his presence in the flow of thought. I must become the emptiness, the real me, doing the looking. Pat had it right:
“Alone, my feet are
Always running back to you
On the path of dreams.
Better is one glimpse of you
In all your reality.”
And so, I must be still and know that I was created in the image of God. I must be still and look deep and know God. Seven times in the Greek Scriptures, and only from the lips of the Lord Jesus, there occurs the expression “If any man have ears to hear, let him hear!” The rest hear the words, but do not grasp the meaning; the multitude have no ears to hear, all will be wasted upon them. Sure, hope I have the ears to hear and eyes to see.