The Mirror

The Empty Robot

“No matter how many planets and stars are reflected in a lake, these reflections are encompassed within the water itself” - Dudjom Lingpa

The mirror hangs on the wall. Within the vastness of the mirror is the hallway, the clock, the window, the lake, the mountains, the stars and sky.

Within the reflection the clock hands move, yet the mirror remains unchanged.

The mirror does not create its contents, nor does it have influence over them. The sun rises and sets, yet the mirror remains unchanged.

Your mind is like that mirror. It reflects all that arises in awareness and yet itself remains unchanged. As there is no limit to what reflections appear on the mirror, there is no limit to the contents of our mind. And when we look out at the world, we are seeing a world which itself exists within.

The sun rises and sets, yet open awareness remains unchanged.

Sit in silence and watch the reflections which make up our reality.

— The Empty Robot —

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