The Daily Dharma – August 7, 2021

The Illusory Self (continued)

Oil portrait painting of Sal, artist in Taos, New Mexico. Completed during a session of the Taos Society of Portrait Artists.
Sal Portrait Painting Seamus Berkeley

Some people never forget the first time they disidentified from their thoughts and thus briefly experienced the shift in identity from being the content of their mind to being the awareness in the background [that observes the content of their mind]. For others it happens in such a subtle way they hardly notice it, or they just notice an influx of joy or inner peace without knowing the reason.

Eckhart Tolle
from A New Earth; Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose