Silence Have Mercy

Look—my thumb touches my forefinger. Both touch and are 
touched. When my attention is on the thumb, the thumb is the 
feeler and the forefinger—the self. Shift the focus of attention 
and the relationship is reversed. I find that somehow by shifting 
the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at and 
experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner 
witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal 
points of consciousness, 'love'; you may give it any name you 
like. Love says, 'I am everything.' Wisdom says, 'I am nothing.' 
Between the two my life flows. Since at any point of time and 
space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, 
I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both.
                                                                    Nisargadatta Maharaj