Be silent. Be still. Now, take your attention
inside your body. Take your attention to your right hand. Do you feel
something? Although it is not necessary to close your eyes to feel, close your
eyes if you want to. Take your attention to your left leg. Do you feel
something? If your mind is not serving as an obstacle, you will be present and
feel that energy field within your left leg. Now, without focusing on any
particular part of your body, can you feel the energy field of your entire
body? What you feel is real. So, what is that? It is your Presence. Taking your
attention within your body made you aware of your Presence.
If you touch a hot stove, you experience
heat. Who experienced the heat? You did. You are the experiencer without which
the experience of heat would not be possible. So, who are you? You are
consciousness. What is consciousness? That question cannot be answered because
consciousness cannot be intellectualized. The moment you answer it, you have
made consciousness into an object thereby falsifying it.
Without consciousness nothing can be thought,
perceived, or felt. Indeed without consciousness, nothing can be experienced.
You can explain forms but who you are is formless and unexplainable. Without
the formless, there would be no forms. Consciousness is formless. Although you
cannot rationalize consciousness, you can become conscious of it. Having been
identified with your mind for so long, you were hardly conscious of
consciousness. You have been unconscious. You can become conscious of
consciousness by sensing it now as your very Presence. What is called
consciousness here is what you know as â€śspirit.â€ť