Open Hearted Beholding
Look at the feeling of being you, without the mediation of
understanding, without the need to resolve any paradox, and without the
requirement that this looking lead to any conclusion. The vichara
consists of nothing other than this looking at yourself directly,
briefly, and repeatedly.
Simply make every effort just to look at the you-ness of you and
persist in that effort as long as you can. In this work, understanding,
belief and duration are irrelevant. The briefest look, repeated over
time, does all the work.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if you will just look at the
ever present, unmistakable reality of your actual nature from time to
time, whenever it occurs to you to do so, all will come out right in
the end, and the interest you may now have in matters such as eternity,
timelessness, awakening, realization, enlightenment, ignorance and the
like will fade like a light fog in the morning sun.
- John Sherman