Talking of the “witness” should not lead to the idea that
there is a witness and something else
apart from him that he is witnessing.
The “witness” really means
the light that illumines the seer, the seen and the process of seeing.
Before, during and after the triads of seer, seen and seeing,
the illumination exists.
It alone exists always.
As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)