By Scott Kiloby.
The mind-created “me” that lives in time through thoughts of past, future, and resistance to now obscures the natural, unconditional love that is your true nature in this moment. This love is an inherent attribute of presence. It cannot be manufactured, contrived, gained, or demanded from others. It does not come from others. It is a natural aspect of the timeless presence that you already are. “You” as it is used here, just as in each of these reflections, is not referring to the thought-based, time-bound person. It is referring to your true nature prior to that “me” mental construct.
This unconditional love will never be found in the future. Future is merely a thought arising now. This love does not come from thought. No amount of thinking about love or about presence will bring it about.
Simply recognize the presence that is here right now. The word presence is not pointing to any object that is seen or experienced. It’s not the body. It is not a thought. It is not a sound. It is not a feeling. All of those objects come and go. This presence is the pure seeing that is awake to these objects that come and go. Recognizing the loving presence that you are takes no time at all. It is already present in the felt sense of “nowness” and “hereness” that surrounds the body and mind and permeates the body and mind.
From “Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment” by Scott Kiloby
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