Creating Space

The mind is just like a crowd; thoughts are the individuals. And because thoughts are there continuously you think the process is substantial. Drop each individual thought and finally nothing is left. There is no mind as such, only thinking. But thoughts are moving so fast, that between two thoughts you cannot see the interval. But the interval is always there. That interval is You

Between two thoughts try to be alert; look into the interval, the space in between. You will see no mind; that is your nature. For thoughts come and go — they are accidental — but that inner space always remains. Clouds gather and go, disappear — they are accidental — but the sky remains.You are the sky.


you are the sky…everything else is just the weather. 

— Pema Chodron


3 comments on “Creating Space

  1. joylevel says:

    There is so much we learn in quiet space. And holding space for others so powerful.

  2. Noel says:

    Wow!!! Great words! I am the sky, the space, the real Me! I have tried to meditate by relaxing and seeing between the thoughts, between the individuals, to see the real Me. It is difficult but I believe it is worth the try. Thanks for the analogy. I like it!

    • kenajos says:

      I really appreciate your interactive spirit.

      This analogy hits home with me because it’s something I’ve discovered to be true after giving up all of the trying to achieve something. When all of my effort has been expended and I just am, then I recognize this truth. The difficulty is the trying….that’s usually the case in most situations though huh?


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