The sky is always there above us – it appears to change yet it is constant.
It undeniably exists … but if we try to reach out and touch it or locate it we find it’s impossible to do so.
It just is.
“The unbounded and joyful is our true nature and not a thing in itself. It is like the sky.” ~ The Happy Buddha
Where do you look for wisdom and solace and guidance?
These wise words can give us a hint as to the best place to look:
“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens” ~ Carl Jung
Everything in our culture encourages us to look outside ourselves for answers and validation.
It starts at school and as we grow up and throughout adulthood we’re conditioned to look to “experts” to tell us what’s going on inside ourselves; we’re told to buy buy buy all sorts of stuff to make ourselves feel happy; we’re taught that material possessions and career advancement are indicators of our worth. Read more…