Regardless of how sophisticated its knowledge, the self that knows itself only through its own conditioned thinking can never develop beyond the content of itself. Genuine self – knowledge is being fully self – aware in the present moment. Each moment appears in whatever its form or colour to reveal us to ourselves. When you are present to yourself, quietly watchful of the relationship that is always unfolding in the present moment, then you have no more need to prepare for what life will bring than a newly opened rose needs to ready itself for the warmth of the sun that comes to release its fragrance.
~ Guy Finlay