“Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores that let the world in. By being attuned to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider lost in an external spiritual place that your will and intellect, have constructed.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Close your eyes: there you think you are – wherever that is. And there you think is the outside.
Nonsense: the outside isn’t there, it’s right here wherever you are.
You are seamlessly embedded in this reality. You are not apart from this reality. You are this reality.
Your skin is porous, right? You already know that. So, pause to appreciate what that means: like a living lego block you are plugged right into everything that is!
You and Reality (Cosmos) interface through this skin. What this means is that your face is inside this reality and the face of reality is inside you. What this adds up to is that you and this reality have the same “original face.”
Tat tvam asi – you are not just This, you are also That.