Change your focus to the gaps
Sit silently. Look within. A thought arises: you get identified with the thought. A desire arises: you get identified with the desire. In the identification you become the ego. Then think: there is no desire and there is no knowledge and no thought – you cannot get identified with anything.
You are walking on the road; a beautiful car passes by. You look at it – and you have not even looked and the desire to possess it arises. Do it. In the beginning just verbalize; just say slowly, ‘I have seen a car. It is beautiful. Now a desire has arisen to possess it.’ Just verbalize. If some ripple is there I can get attached to it and through it I can feel I AM. When there is no ripple in the consciousness, there is no I.
A desire arises: A thought arises: with the desire, with the thought, the feeling that I AM arises, Look for it in your own experience. And if there is no desire and if there is no thought, how can you say I AM? Then everything is silent, not a ripple is there.
When a Desire arises, when a thought arises, remember. Look at it. Sooner or later it will go because everything is momentary, and there will be a gap. Between two thoughts there is a gap, between two desires there is a gap, and in the gap there is no I. And if you can consider that a desire has arisen and a desire has gone and you have remained in the gap and the desire has not disturbed you…. It came, it went. It was there, and it is now not there, and you have remained unperturbed, you have remained as you were before it. There has been no change in you. It came and it passed like a shadow. It has not touched you; you remain unscarred. Consider this movement of desire and movement of thought but no movement in you.
You are reading a book. There are words, there are sentences, but between the words there are gaps, between the sentences there are gaps. In those gaps you are. The whiteness of the paper you are, and the black dots are just clouds of thought and desire moving on you. Change the emphasis, change the gestalt. Don’t look at the black dots. Look at the white. In your inner being, look at the gaps. Be indifferent to the filled spaces, the occupied spaces. Be interested & dissolve in the gaps, the intervals. Fall in the gap and be the gap. It is the deepest experience of beauty. And not only of beauty, but of good and of truth also. In the gap you are. Through those intervals you can dissolve into the ultimate beauty.