Awareness is like the sky. In which clouds come and go. These clouds are like our thoughts, feelings, emotions and states of mind.
On some days the sky may be completely covered with heavy dark clouds. This is like we are constantly experiencing negative thoughts, unpleasant feelings, emotions and states of mind.
On some days, the sky may scattered with light clouds and we can see the blue sky. This is like we are experiencing positive thoughts, feelings, emotions and states of mind. We also experience the deeper joy, love and peace within us naturally and spontaneously.
On some days, the sky may be covered with dark and light clouds. This is like we are experiencing positive thoughts, feelings, and emotions in one moment and negative ones in the next. Our states of mind keep on changing.
On some days, the sky is completely blue and there is not a cloud in sight. The odd cloud may appear and disappear. This is like we are experiencing thoughtless states of mind, or when we experience the natural joy, ecstasy, love and peace within us. Here, we are intuitively connected to the deeper aspects of ourselves and feel oneness with existence.
The clouds in the sky may come and go. Sometimes the sky may be clear of clouds or not. However, the space in which this all occurs remains the same. The sky is always present. To the sky there are no good days, bad days, days of oneness or days of separation. Such is the nature of meditation. Such is the nature of awareness. Such is the nature of who you are! You are always present, no matter what the contents within your field of awareness may be, no matter if you are conscious of something or not.