For as long as I can remember I have been practising the art of clearing – the art of “Letting go”.
A lifetime spent freeing myself from reactivity.
This is the basic teaching of the Buddha.
To be present in every moment.
Reactivity is from the past; the moment we react to anything we are no longer present, we are no longer in the here and now…
Instead, we have been cast back to a time where we felt some hurt, which has remained with us and can be triggered in any moment.
It has then been reactivated by many different situations and thoughts, so deepening the hurt and keeping us attached to the self we associate with these hurts, and separate from our essential self.
The true nature of each and every one of us is that of the Buddha, enlightened and clear.
Free from the pain of the duality of life:
Sad, happy. Success, failure. Light, dark. Pain ease. Good, bad. Love, hate.
Instead, we can experience freedom.
If we learn to clear and clear everything that arises from the wounded self, everything that we commonly throw out onto the situations we are seeing in front of us, when we react, rather than
going within to clear.
The practise is to keep clearing until there is nothing left to clear, and over time instead of being attached to our created self, we are the self that comes from the source.
“Keep wiping the dust off the mirror until you recognise there is no mirror”