In the English language we use the letter I to describe the subject. It can be written in two ways: i and I.
Little i elegantly symbolises normal human intelligence; the little separate me, living in its separate world. The dot represents a head and the line, a body. Not only are they separate, but the body has no feet. This symbolism represents its separation from the whole.
Big I symbolises Innersense or full body awareness. There is no separation between any part of the body, which is one with the whole through every aspect of itself. This is Innersense.
We could describe the subject I, as Spiritual Masculine and all objective experience (the Universe), as Spiritual Feminine. Spiritual Masculine is Universal Intelligence, or Conscious Mind. Spiritual Feminine is Universal Nature, or Unconscious Mind.
Intelligence is Nature in potential; Nature is Intelligence in action. They are one and the same; two sides of the same coin. Separation is only an abstraction of thought.
Spiritual Feminine gives birth to two opposing forces – yang and yin, which can also be described as the archetypal qualities of masculine and feminine. All experience is the interplay of these two great principles, observed by Universal Intelligence and contained in and permeated with Presence.
Innersense is the way of wholeness – masculine and feminine in union. Be like big I, fully immersed in your body from head to feet, effortlessly perceiving life as one.
Thoughts will arise as a response to this natural state and identification with them will reduce it to a formula or process. Let them be. While you remain the formless, embodied witness of experience, you transcend masculine and feminine, but enjoy the fruit of their union – peace, happiness and love.
There is no mind, only Mind
Just as little i is really an abstraction of thought, so the mind itself is a thought.
It has been taken for granted that the mind is some kind of function or entity, which is responsible for thinking. When we intelligently examine what the mind really is, we can see that it is a concept, or thought itself. As we go deeper and question, “who is thinking?”, the answer is “I am”. Going still deeper we ask, “who am I”? In the absence of identification with the body or any other concept, the answer is that I too, am a thought.
Once even I have been seen through as an objective thought, what is left? It is the realisation that there is no thinker, only thoughts and that thoughts arise from silence.
Silent, naked Awareness, or Presence is your true nature.
It is not possible to fully describe the Truth in words, but they can point the way. Lao Tzu eloquently explained this as “The Tao that can be spoken of, is not the everlasting Tao”. Buddha said “The speech that can be spoken is not the true speech. So, I have no recourse but to lie to you.”
The spiritual paradox is that while seeing and realising that I am no thing and nothing is arising, I am everything and everything is arising by itself.
Nothing is arising from silent awareness. Everything is arising from Mind or I and I am a thought.
Smile and relax into Innersense.