Get a beautiful flower and hold it in front of you. Inhale the fragrance and say to yourself “Without me, this flower would have no fragrance” Take in the glowing colour and say to yourself “Without me, this flower would have no colour” Stroke the velvety petals and say to yourself” Without me, this flower would have no texture”. Realise that if you subtract yourself from any sensation – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell – the flower would be nothing but atoms vibrating in a void.
Now consider the DNA that is inside each cell of the flower. Visualise the billions of atoms strung along a double helix and say to yourself ” My DNA is looking at the DNA in this flower. The experience is not an observer looking at an object. DNA in one form is looking at DNA in another form” Now see the DNA begin to shimmer and turn into invisible vibrations of energy. Say to yourself “The flower has vanished into it’s primal energy. I have vanished into my primal energy. Now only one energy field is looking at another energy field.”
Finally see the boundary between your energy and the flower’s energy fade as one set of waves merges into another, like ocean waves rising and falling on the vast surface of an endless sea. Say to yourself, “All energy comes from one source and returns to it. When I look at the flower, a tiny flicker of infinity is rising from the source to experience itself”
Having followed this trail, you have arrived at what is truly real: An infinite, silent energy field flickered for an instant, experiencing an object (the flower) and a subject (you the observer) without going anywhere. Awareness simply took a look at one aspect of its eternal beauty. Its only motive was to create a moment of joy. You and the flower stood at opposite poles of that moment, yet there was no separation. A single creative stroke took place, fusing you both.
From “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra