I run into somebody who is tired.

Straight worn out, depleted of energy and blatantly exhausted.

I can feel it in their heart.

And I mean 11 times out of 10 they will say or assume that it is along the lines of…

You guessed it…


✅The way people are.

✅Not enough money.

✅Not enough time.

And I was just telling someone the other day and I live by this now.

“You’re never upset for the reason you think.” – ACIM

I won’t say never given that it’s extreme. (Example my father passed away last year, that clearly was the reason I was upset.)

However, I know that 99% of the time when I’m upset about something it’s always related to this quote and we will dissect it.

But before we dive in…

EVERY time you hear the word Brahman pay attention to your breathing, allow your attention to move into the body, and feel your own direct and immediate presence. Don’t force this. Let it be a gentle allowing.

“Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see: know that to be Brahman the eternal.

Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear: know that to be Brahman the eternal.

Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated: know that to be Brahman the eternal.

Not that which the mind can think, but that whereby the mind can think: know that to be Brahman the eternal.

This quote is referring to…

The absolute most fundamental…

The absolute most basic…

The absolute ground with which everything stands. Consciousness. Brahman in Hinduism is the one undivided source of all that is. That which you are. Brahman -> You are Consciousness.

It is the most basic reason you know that you’re breathing without thinking about it.

It’s the most fundamental reason you know that you’re alive without the need for even one singular thought about it.

It’s the reason that the new born baby knows that it has been born even though it has zero intellectual knowledge and or understanding.

Knowing prior to knowing.

Seeing prior to seeing.

Being aware prior to conscious awareness.

I made it clear to pay attention to breathing, to bring your attention into the body and into the present so none of this becomes mind food or mind understanding.

I’ve been it’s interesting and it isn’t supposed to be. If it’s “interesting” then it’s not truly registering.

There is nothing interesting to a newborn baby.

Everything according to a New Born baby just simply is.

Back to why people are tired. Exhausted and how this relates.

When a newborn baby is aware of everything just simply as it is. It’s in a state of complete and total awareness and thus a state of complete / total freedom and fulfillment.

Nothing more is needed.

No time is needed.

No thinking is needed.

No doing is needed.

To the degree that if the universe were to vanish entirely it wouldn’t be able to have any effect on the simple fact that everything is already complete, total and fulfilled just as it is.

The ground of knowing, where the breath and this present moment meet and merge into each other.

The moment the mind moves away from your natural state which is knowing itself, stress begins.

“Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see”

Most people take for granted that they can even see these words on the screen. But even more subtle than that is that which ‘allows’ you to see in the first place. Pay attention to that.

Brahman. Consciousness. You.

“Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear.”

The ears are picking up on all kinds of sounds without you consciously listening to every single noise.

No different than being present here already without intently being aware of that fact.

How is this possible?

Brahman. Consciousness. You.

“Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated.”

We are paying so much attention to the objects in space that we miss the space in which they appear.

Now imagine that every object you see in space wherever you are is a representation of stress, anxiety, fear, worry, tension…

And that the space that those objects exist within are unstained, unblemished, unaffected from those objects.

And all that you have to do to feel unscarred or shook from those objects is to be aware of that space.

And what is that space?

Brahman. Consciousness. You.

“Not that which the mind can think, but that which the mind can think.”

The ground of simplicity, knowing anything at all, feeling anything at all as a human being is the breath itself.

Without the breath, you could not think, feel, behave or experience anything at all. It’s the ground in form/external on which everything stands.

Missing this fact will always ultimately lead to suffering in some form. Missing it is the reason why everyone is truly tired, exhausted and longing desperate for rest.

But let’s go prior to even the breath now. Breath is a form. You can control it with your attention, by taking deep breaths, by holding those breaths and the breath relies on the body. It can be manipulated to some degree.

Without thinking about it, what is it that does not take shape or form that allows you to breathe in the first place?

Without thinking about it, pay attention to the breath and see to whom this breath arises?