Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 08/26/2013


Lately I have been waking up with a distinct sense of dread. This morning I was at least prescient enough to see it and note it for what it was even as I teetered between dream and wakefulness and thereby managed to avoid being dragged along into total panic before my feet had touched the floor. For that I am thankful. What I am seeing is that there can be an awareness of all of these things which is more or less separate from and untainted by the sufferings of daily life and my practice is helping me to strengthen this vantage point. And, even though the distance afforded by the act of awareness doesn’t constitute any such being as an observer (how could it when it is itself an a action, a movement) or provide an escape from the pain it is enough and it seems to be in accord with the Dhamma.

May all of your Mondays be lived in the light of awareness and with hearts filled with love!


  1. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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