“You can’t get stuck in space.”
~ Chögyam Trungpa
Whatever appears does so within the space of fundamental reality – “what is”.
In our natural state of knowing awareness, “what is” and “what we are”, are not two.
Likewise, in its primordial state, mind is empty of any contraction or contrivance – sky-like, limitless, and luminous — and yet with no inherent substance, solidity, or self-identity.
When the mind moves, various views are spawned, in the form of fantasies of interpretation on the perception of “what is”.
When such fantasies are superimposed on “what is”, mind chronically tends to imagine and then confirm an independent and enduring person – a separate subject in opposition to the objects projected by mind.
This apparent separate self-identity manifests in time as a limited and limiting identity-story which then must be preserved, enhanced, satisfied, and defended.
In this way, complications proliferate and multiply, further obscuring the simple innocence of “what is”.
Those who pay attention to the useful hints from the wise may be subsequently inspired to investigate this apparent self and its compounded narrative of “me and mine” in order to determine if it is real, or merely a phantom creation, a mental fabrication.
While investigating the mind, attention can be turned around to that which is investigating.
When nothing is seen, one can relax right there.
In that conscious process, all views are spontaneously self-liberated without resistance or conceptual meddling, allowing “what is” to be appreciated as the fundamental reality, innocent and transparent, empty and full.
Regardless of whatever has seemingly appeared and vanished within the space of fundamental reality, we have never actually departed from the innate sublimity of the natural state, the clear light of knowing awareness.
By letting the mind rest in and as the basic space of the natural state, “what is” and “what we are” are revealed to be none other than the radiant display of the Great Perfection Itself.
All praise and homage to That!