There is a space between the thoughts, a pure moment of awareness, silent, still, peaceful. A quiet calm of nothing, just awareness.
In that infinitesimal gap between the out breath and the in breath, there is just awareness, pure and simple.
When we drop the I, what is left? Walk, talk, work, eat ,sleep, etc. Just awareness.
When we see through our mental patterns, those little stories we tell ourselves, the judgement, I am not good enough, the should haves, the should haven’ts. When we smile because we recognise it for what it is, just a thought. Just awareness.
When we finally realise that we are not always in the driving seat and don’t need to be. Knowing that there are some things we simply cannot control and simply return to our breath, the anchor. Just awareness
When we open our eyes and look at a flower as if seeing it for the very first time, the colours, the scent, the shape. Just awareness.
Like the clouds parting to reveal a clear blue sky, we will get glimpses of these spaces of awareness from time to time. When they come, be curious, ponder them, explore the space around the thoughts and between the breath. Awareness, pure and simple.