One of the reasons for our misery is our identification with our thoughts. We believe that we are what our thoughts, feelings and perceptions reveal to us. But in reality we are not this. We are that which knows thoughts, feelings and perceptions. They are but objects that appear and disappear in our being. Look at the sky. There are two phenomena, the sky and the clouds. The cloud comes and goes. The sky never comes and never goes. The cloud is a time phenomenon. The sky is always there. It is a timeless phenomenon, it is eternity. The clouds cannot corrupt the sky, its purity is absolute. Its purity is untouchable. Thoughts are just like the clouds that appear in the sky. They may be of different sizes, shapes and colours. They appear and disappear but the sky remains pure. Our true being is like the sky. We are the silent watcher of the play of the clouds. Sometimes they are white and beautiful and sometimes they are dark, dismal and ugly. Sometimes they are full of rain and sometimes empty. Sometimes they greatly benefit the earth and sometimes they cause great harm. But the sky remains always the same. Thoughts, feelings, actions are like the clouds. Being is like the sky – things happen in you, you never happen.