Attentiveness, which is awareness, …is pathless, …it has no choices..
Indeed the moment in which choice, (which is thought), enters awareness, (which is attentiveness).. then there is no longer awareness, just concentration in choices.. and each choice contains the germ of separation..
Therefore the mind is busy, and attentiveness cannot take place..
When you’re deeply serene .. the mind does not question whether such serenity is “happiness” .. the mind just experiences that for what it is .. wholly .. the moment in which you give a name to that serenity calling it “happiness”, or by attributing it a choice perpetrated and aimed to its preservation or reconstruction .. then you’ve lost everything .. and what remains is nothing but the business of blind thoughts over the act of thinking ..
and belief arises..