What does a dead thing do? Have you ever considered this as it pertains to you? Are you a dead thing? No! You say, you think you are full of life? Then you understand, not know, but understand the content of life and energy? Please, take no offense but we are all dead when we truly understand this form of death. Is your understanding based on the external things; beliefs, desires, knowledge, ego, image, authority, money etc. Because the ego will react in defense of itself and say “I’m not a dead thing, I’m alive.” Why? Because you want; desire, hope, are lonely, fearful, in love, needy and violent? Wait! Are these things alive? Have you asked this before? Are they free of you or are they now the content of you?...Such as your house, friends, bank acct, car, insurance, desires and beliefs. Isn’t that all of you? Do we not walk in this pattern in life? Over and over we do these things without question or quarrel; day in, day out. Some go to work, stay at home, climb a mountain and sit in a cave or church, practice this and that, but what do we call that? Is that life? Is being repetitive life? Still, have these things in life not become a part of the ego from an external source?...Such as from a family member, history book, priest, teacher, police etc. Enough! Now, let’s say that in the absence of burden, then what? What happens when there is no burden, no barriers? What happens when we take serious steps to become aware of this death by watching and looking at our actions? As we watch, do we not become increasingly aware of this burden of death? Is there death in a babies eyes?...Of course not because it isn’t, as yet, burdened with death. But while in the absence of death then everything is alive. Why would it not be? What could possibly corrupt a new born? Nothing! And because it hasn’t been poisoned with death, it is simply alive, vibrant and expressive. Do you see this? Is this within you now? Don’t let the ego reply because without it then everything is alive; a ball, pencil or anything you see, smell, hear, taste and touch.