In a mind free from all self image there is no labeling, no conceptualizing, no confused misinterpretations. Free from the chaos and confusion there is only the simple shining of gnosis across expanse and everything it encounters is known in love.
An infinite openness totally pure, devoid of alternations – an Always of changeless timeless ineffability….. that is mind’s ownmost condition. Mind lost in the reactions and reflections of the confusion called identity fixates on a narrowed down bandwidth of awareness called consciousness … with its birth, death, me, my, mine.
The spiritual path is not the great journey, by an identity, towards its ultimate glorious divine destiny. It is, rather, the removal of obscurations and hindrances which veil seeing things just as they are in Reality. Those obscurations are self made a sort of cramping in awareness, an attenuation of deathless awareness bliss.
The natural state of a mirror is reflective openness devoid of any obscuring image of its own. It is exactly this lack of any self image that makes the mirror’s reflective quality an openness that allows – allows reflection of anything and everything without judgement. It is exactly mind’s authentic essence free from any enclosure of identity or form that allows – allows the play of mind’s luminous playful nature to manifest as beings and Buddhas, pure lands and realms.
If a mirror were able to become “self” identified with some particular reflection within it then it might go on a great journey of that reflection's interactions with other reflections. Its own appearance, birth, and disappearance, death. In its limited particular reflection identity it might experience hopes, fears, gain and loss, meeting and parting, birth and death with regard to itself and the other reflections
This misconstrued identity would be a tremendous limitation on the empty openness and reflective nature which is the real essence and nature of the mirror. Same goes for what we call identity in this so called real world. The path is not the production of anything new but, rather, it is the cure for addiction to smallness perspective. In the vast open perspective of Reality there is freedom, luminous joy and playful emergence as appearance all in and as stainless wonderment