Before reading Book IV of the Masnavi this morning, I was preparing myself by reading various sections of Rumi's poetry and paused after reading the following:
unless you're in a dark room."
What I perceive is usually symptomatic of where I was perceiving from (internally and externally). What is going on internally is usually reflected in the perception-mirror in front of me. I suppose I create my reality. [On a side note this is a gift. If I am the creator of my thoughts and reality, then I have the power and ability to change my thoughts and reality. Awesome!]
How do I change this? I would like to see 'what is' regardless of where I am perceiving from. This navigational tool would assist me in altering my current perception point (vantage point); this is important for me considering some of my empirical data results in my 'location that I perceive from' being an illusion.
More thoughts and contemplation to come on the above paragraph...
The following are three questions for your consideration and comment if you feel comfortable and so moved to do so. I learn from you experience and value what you have to say. By sharing your experience you become my teacher!
1. What comes up for you when reading the quote above?
2. Do you agree or disagree with this quotation?
3. Is this quotation implemented into your practice?