Craving, desire, or greed for otherness is just a basic way of saying we want something else.This constant inner chatter about ourselves and who we are is substantiating and validating a “someone” who’s doing something. When it ramps up it fuels the believability in the separation and the promise that you can actually get your heart’s desire. Just observe the clutching action of the mind without correcting it. Nothing is broken. The ancient practice of shikantaza is a way obs
“Whatever is seen with the eyes is vividly unreal in emptiness, yet there is still form.”This line is from the Sadhana of Mahamudra, which we chant at every new moon. If you see this, you will see that what’s fundamentally important is not threatened.This is a dream. How do we bring this about in our life stream? The more difficult this gets, the more it is incumbent upon us to practice; instead of trying to fix the confusion, just be with whatever arises in the mind stream.
The world reminds us that we’re not important all the time. You can make use of this understanding by looking at the self-centeredness that we continually fluff up while ignoring the complete spaciousness of our minds as they are. When any kind of fear or sensitivity that hasn’t been looked into gets triggered, we go to war with it or try to blame somebody. This creates the illusion that we are important. It could even show up as humility. Just look at this, without looking f