The mind is like the sky.
Thoughts within the mind are like the clouds.
At any given moment, the mind may be full of thoughts just as the sky may be full of clouds. However - neither mind, sky, thoughts, nor clouds are the true being that sees and witnesses these phenomenal things. They are a phenomenon that simply happens. If one gets still they begin to discover that mind, sky, thoughts, and clouds are perceived...by something much greater that is wordless and formless.
Practice getting still to see this overarching truth, it’s one of the first steps to liberation. Once we begin to see this truth; we no longer are affected, controlled, and pulled away from the present moment (NOW) by the ever transitory thoughts (clouds) that the mind (sky) may hold.
Most of the suffering I see in this world is a direct result of attachments to thoughts and the self-identification that is developed around those thoughts. It’s where I struggled for many years. It doesn’t have to be this way, but so long as we are trapped in our minds with our heads in the clouds about who and what we think we are, and focused on what makes us separate...suffering will prevail. The deeper truth is - once we leave these Earth suits we call bodies...all of our attachments to who and what we think we were surrounding the body, sex, color, identity, etc. no longer pre-VEILs, because that VEIL of form is now lifted. 👌🏽 Yoga is the word and name that is given to the proverbial bridge that leads us back to our true being beyond form, beyond shape, beyond, words, beyond thoughts, and beyond the Maya of self. Maya is the grandeur illusion that has us believe that we are separate. 💚🙏🏽☺️ 📸: Took a drive this past Monday through the mountains - yes the sky was this blue if not bluer!