“One of the most powerful spiritual practices is to meditate deeply on the. mortality of physical forms, including your own. The physical form dissolves and is no more. Then all thoughts also die. Yet you are still there—the divine presence that you are. Radiant, fully awake.” Eckhart Tolle
Lets try to bring this down to everyday mind. Meditating on the mortality of form means to me just sitting and being aware of mental forms rising and dissolving in the space of awareness. All form is an IT, either the IT thought or the IT foot. Whatever I’m conscious of is some kind of IT. Like a flashlight I can direct my consciousness to look at one IT after another. Here’s a toe, here’s a finger, here’s a breath, here’s an itch.
Then I ask, What am I looking for with this flashlight? And who is looking at ITS? Can I put the flashlight down? Who is there then? Is the flashlight just focused awareness, focused light? Does the flashlight through its looking here and there create time? Create the Known? Whatever IT I see is the known. What am I looking for? Am I looking for me? Do I want to be known? To be known I must become an IT, and then I’ll die, as all ITS die.
So I rise and fall in the mist of the mind with a tiny flashlight looking for the light.