In our usual daily life we are constantly caught in chatter and thinking. There may be flashes of insight. Yet a sustained state of being that is open to this insight is gained primarily through meditation.
The intention of meditation is to gradually cultivate a quality of presence that is clear and open. In meditation, awareness becomes increasingly quiet and free of mental noise. We are able to remain in a state of clarity and presence that is no longer disturbed by the arising of appearances, thoughts or feelings. They are recognized as the play of consciousness coming out of emptiness.
As the mind’s pristine nature shines through, it is luminous and free of duality. Our normal dualistic mind evaporates like clouds dissolving back into the blue sky. The veils clear and we open to non-duality, the ground of being.