The instruments of the body mind,
through which emptiness experiences
and expresses itself,
have been geared from day one
to notice seamlessly all that appears.
Not perceiving separation as the personality structure
has not been build up yet.
At first in awe about the endless wonder of things,
and as education and conditioning
are making their inroad
through parents, siblings, teachers, friends,
in an ever increasing sense of unease.
Slowly giving in to the demands and expectations of the ones who care for us, we start to loose our wholeness and start to identify with the persona.
Our attention gets mesmerised and caught
by the self-referential thoughts and patterns
we mistakingly call me.
Taking us away from here and now
to regrets and guilt of the past or
hopes and fears for the future.
All the while the senses are hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, here and now.
Always present yes,
but mostly not aware.