There is None

The familiar, precisely because it is familiar, remains unknown. ~ Hegel
Cantabrian coast
Breathtaking Scenery off Cantabrian coast by Jose Ramon Irusta
Many have gone mad looking for a solid center,
but there is none.
We think of centering as only a continual narrowing
of focus until we touch the pearl
but in practice it is often a continual expansion
of focus until we become the ocean.
Our center is vast space, boundless awareness
indistinguishable from unconditional love.
Of course I play the fool when I dare allow
consciousness to describe itself!  Isn’t that the birth
of the ego, the “I am this” that closed behind us
when we entered the body?
~ Stephen Levine