When you feel that you don’t know what’s happening, you can’t see beyond your own nose, will you be stuck like this forever … remember, everything is in flux. I like the metaphor of: You Are the Sky. There are clouds in the sky, they are always moving, always changing shape. There is an airplane in the sky. It passes through a dense mass of clouds. There may be lightning. There is no visibility at all. Then the plane emerges once again into a clear sky. You are the sky. Your emotions are the passing clouds. Your awareness is the airplane passing through dense, intense moments, then emerging once again into clarity. Everything is in flux, always and evermore. Buckle up and experience the ride.
~~Paulette Frankl 9/14/15
The image of consciousness as sky is, if I recall correctly, a Zen image.