Did You See That!?
Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you.
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed. Saying 5 of the Gospel of Thomas
The teacher here speaks of seeing reality as is. To know what is in front of your face. In meditation, I face the challenge to sit with my monkey mind. It seeks to jump from thought to thought to thought. It creates fantasies and even delusions that often reveal how I see the world. The master instead challenges those who he called as disciples to be aware of the present moment - to know and be aware of what is before us. To make a mental step back and simply observe something for what it is. To let go of what you want it to be or want it to lead to, and to truly live in the present moment.
When we do this, something amazing happens. When we experience something purely in the present moment, we experience gratefulness and are able to see through the delusions of clinging and aversion. We experience the present moment as it is. This to me is grace.