I know what you mean, and I agree with you, Tim. There is also a paradox here. What we call engaging with things is really a pushing away of those things, an attempt to objectify them. In fact, there is no subject that is experiencing what seems to be happening. What seems to be happing is unwitnessed or self-witnessed simply by being. This means life is inherently and profoundly intimate. There’s absolutely no separation in anything that seems to be happening. So it’s not possible to not engage with it. There’s no subject to engage with it, but at the same time it’s deeply alive and intimate with itself.

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