When we work with meditation we say that we work with cultivating our minds. Looking inside, discovering, becoming aware. The mind can be understood as our inner world of thoughts and feelings.
What is then consciousness?
Thoughts, feelings, memories, images from our inner world simply appear in consciousness. Just like sensations and images from the outer world.
Consciousness itself is open and clear, like the sky with no clouds. Or like the surface of the water with no waves. And then, eventually, consciousness is mirroring all the thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, images of the mind.
Consciousness is neutral, non judgemental. Consciousness is the knowing that we know. We think, but we also know that we think. The knowing of. The raw awareness .
A rose is a rose is a rose.
Anne Vinter, 06.09.2019