The self that is your essence, your true nature, has no face, no body, no beliefs, thoughts, emotions.
This self is light, the most beautiful light, more beautiful than anything you could ever imagine.
The light can be sensed, known. It can also be seen directly, but the light doesn’t need to be seen for you to know it’s there. It is always there because light is your essence, it is what you are. Nothing can ever change that.
I’m sure you’ve had glimpses of your true nature many times, without knowing what it was. That brief moment of deep inner peace where time slips away; of seeing beauty around you that you don’t normally see; of an inner knowing about something that you just can’t explain.
Notice these moments, but don’t start to ’think’ about them. Simply enjoy the experience.
This way, you will come to know the self that is your true nature. The self that is you.
PS. Often, I use the word soul for the self that I’m describing here. Calling the real self soul makes it easier to write about.