"Awareness implies an attention in which there is no choice whatsoever.

I can't choose one image over the other.

Then there is no ending of that image.

So I must find out what it is to be aware in which there is no choice at all but only pure observation, pure seeing.

Now what is seeing?

How do I look at a tree, or a mountain, the hills, the moon, the flowing waters, how do I look at it?

There is not only visual observation but also the mind has an image about the tree, the cloud, the mountain, the river.

That river has a name, that river makes a sound which is pleasant, or unpleasant.

I am always observing, being aware of things, in terms of like and dislike, in terms of comparison.

And is it possible to observe, to listen to that river without any choice?

To listen - without any resistance, without any attachment, without any verbalisation.

Can I listen to that river without any sense of the past?

Can I observe these various images without any choice, which means without condemning any one of them, or being attached to any one of them, without any preference, just to observe?

Why can't I do it?

Is it my mind has become used to prejudices, preferences?

Or is it lazy, has not sufficient energy?

Or is it that it doesn't really want to be free of any image but hold to one particular little image?

Which means the mind refuses to see the truth, the fact that all existence is relationship, and when there is conflict in that relationship then life becomes a misery, a confusion, loneliness."