04 May Can we say I or me?
It has become obvious to me that in pointing to that which we truly are, it is all right today to use the personal pronouns I and me, etc., where necessary. I think people are much more aware on this path than in yesteryear when, traditionally, spiritual masters couched their words in order to discourage the left hemisphere’s attempt to rationalise and understand, with, say, koans, stories and parables. In India, for example, where there is still much superstition prevailing in its culture, these fables can be of much help; but the world has dramatically changed in the last 30 years, and I believe, today, we can approach this journey home without convoluted guessing games. The most important thing is to remember is language can only point to the natural state (strictly, it is a non-state, but that is for another time). Today, we can ponder the thought that in using just verbs in the present motion, like writing, sitting, laughing and crying – this is giving us a much closer sensation of what is referred to as the natural state than “I am writing”, “I am sitting”, etc. The shift from the direct I into the actual sensation detaches us from the long-held idea of who the I might be. That is where direct enquiry is leading – into that energetic sensation.