A Tree

This photo does not really do justice to the point, but find a tree near you. Notice how the tree emerges out of the ground and is clearly distinct from the ground, but inextricably tied to the ground.

We can’t see the ground of consciousness, but we can perceive it. We depend on consciousness in the same way that trees depend on the ground. We could not exist without it, or if we did exist without consciousness, we would not know it. We would know…