Life is a beautiful thing.
Just take it all in and breathe,
~ Creola Johnson
What does it mean to let our thoughts drift by like clouds?
Shifting our awareness from what our thoughts mean to how they fluctuate is an attentional exercise that develops liberating abilities over time.
Observing the movement of clouds can provide a glimpse into how we can relate to mental activity more objectively, but it oversimplifies things when the analogy is taken too literally.
"This is my daily practice: watching each experience rise and fall within me, like waves in the ocean, while the world goes on doing what it will do."
~ Jillisa Hope Milner
The universe began with our eyes closed.
Transcendence isn't an escape plan, but an engagement strategy: liberation through intimacy. Transcending the self and the world begins with deeply accepting the self and the world. It grows naturally out of countless direct experiences of life as it is being lived and an intimate familiarity with how its composition constantly fluctuates.