In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. – The Buddha
we’re the sky
We’re like the sky. We are the capacity for all that we experience. That includes the objects and events ‘out there’, it also includes our body, feelings and even our mind (we’re not our minds). Within this spacious capacity that we’re calling ‘the sky’ we focus on the clouds and birds, the ‘arisings’ that make up our lives.
And we love to hold onto certain kinds of clouds, the ones we can’t let go, those are our ‘fixations’. And these clouds, our thoughts, our fixations, is what we make ourselves to be. But we’re really the sky itself, that spacious quality of beingness, that allows all clouds and birds to appear just as they are.