It's an inquiry without boundaries whose answer shifts from breath to breath, and yet there's something foundational at the heart of the question, something universal and unchanging. When I turn inside and hold this koan lightly, it isn't an answer I receive, but an experience of life, a sense of Self with a capital S in intimate relationship to consciousness and depth. What's true here isn't a simplistic statement of fact, but a verb glimpsed in the midst of activity that is also the very essence of stillness, its two paradoxical aspects spectacularly mind-stopping. What's true here is openness serenity, and joy, roiling thoughts brought into focus on a single point of presence that gives me everything important in an instant of transmission - love offered, love received. ~ "What's True Here?" by Danna Fauld, taken from her book - What's True Here - New Poems and Other Writings.
What true here cannot be found in the rushing from here to there and worrying about what’s next. Our truth is found when we take time to pause… breathe … and touch the still center of ourselves. There is love here.