Spiritual inquiry into the truth of our nature is often compared to a scientific investigation.
Inquiry is a one pointed focused investigation which welcomes everything.
Censorship is not a part of spiritual inquiry just as it is not a part of any pure scientific investigation.
When we’re interested in truth we’re not interested in censoring or avoiding anything.
As we welcome all of our experience, all thoughts and feelings,
we have the opportunity to not only sense into our true nature –
but to realize the nature of thoughts and feelings.
From the understanding and sensing of our true nature
we come to realize that thoughts and feelings are not at all a problem -
it's only identification with them that make them seem like a problem.
But if we censor thoughts and feelings we don’t come to realize that.
Whatever we avoid looking at stays hidden.
Inquiry, like scientific investigation, brings things closer for a more intimate look -
it does not push things away.
The Heart is open and welcoming
naturally, effortlessly, timelessly ...
censorship happens when we don't realize that.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."