We tend to ignore the fact of existence; we take it for granted. For the practical purposes of the intellect, the fact of existence provides no distinction, and it is therefore irrelevant. But pay attention to existence, and see what happens: when you notice that something exists, rather than only noticing the particular qualities of a thing and your judgments about it, you are also noticing that which notices- awareness. Awareness notices existence first; only after does your intellect discern the qualities of a thing. Awareness transcends the intellect. Because it is prior to judgment, it is free from judgment. It is free from narrative; it is free from the whole urgency of “me”.