When we look up at the sky, we notice the clouds passing overhead. We see the comings and goings of the clouds, but the sky itself remains changeless. Sometimes we may lock our attention onto a cloud and forget the vast, spacious sky in which the cloud is a mere passing phenomenon. In our own life, emotional distresses and upheavals are like the passing clouds. Our emotional identifications come and go— the ground of our being remains always the same. There is always a pure awareness at the center of who we are. All of the passing phenomena of our life are like the clouds in that vast spaciousness of sky. It is good to connect with the clouds; it is also good to remember to connect with the vast freedom and expansiveness of the sky.