Naked Awareness

When we practice contemplative unknowing,

we let go of all our proud concepts,

and come to rest in a more fundamental experience of being alive.

Unknowing is an exercise of utter simplicity—

it involves letting go of our feelings, thoughts, and perceptions;

and a coming to rest in a naked awareness of the simple fact that we are.

It’s a project with an impossible aim:

to become while coming apart at the seams —

to rest in sweet assurance while drowning.


the commands of our deepest wisdom,

constantly hidden and forgotten.

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