The core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the source of all that exists.
Go to a quiet place where you are not likely to be disturbed. Put on a tape or CD of your favorite soothing music. Close your eyes. As you do so, turn your attention to who is really listening. Begin to notice two different facets of yourself. Your ears pick up the sound and your brain processes the notes, but thatís only the mechanics of hearing. What connects the notes so that they form music? Are you thinking about listening. Who is doing the actual listening?
Notice the silent witness, the silent listener who is always present. This presence exists not only in yourself, but also in the space around you. It is that part of yourself that is beyond the thoughts and feelings of the moment, the part that never tires and never sleeps. Nor can this part of you ever be destroyed. Recognize that this silent witness is always there.
Adapted from Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).