True Self

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In Self, there is no
“you” and “me,”
“here” and “there,”
“this” and “that.”
Self is the screen 
on which these appear 
 but It remains 
unaffected by any of these, 
much as the changing 
shapes, colors, and speed
of the passing clouds
do not change the sky.
The strongest storm
does not alter the sky
in any way. 
Likewise, Self remains
whole and untouched
by its creations.
When not disguised 
“in costume” as this 
outward manifestation, 
then only Stillness. 
But just as equally 
Stillness when cloaked 
as this external 
manifestation.