through which everything arises and falls
including thoughts, emotions, beliefs, experiences, and states.
The opening never changes.
It does not come and go.
It is stateless and experience-less.
In realizing that what you really are is this opening,
it is seen that every thought, emotion, belief, experience, and state that comes through
the opening is not in fact separate from the opening.
You are both the opening and that which comes through it.
The opening and that which is coming through the opening
constitute one present reality happening
but the point vierge between darkness and light,
between being and nonbeing.
You can tell yourself the time by their waking,
if you are experienced.
But that is your folly, not theirs.
Confessions of a Guilty Bystander
just after a long rainstorm with extreme lightning and thunder....