Gradually, as I continue to sit motionless with my eyes looking inwards, I begin to glimpse patches of blue sky between dark clouds. According to the tenets of Vipassana, all I had to do to attain inner harmony was to face those dark clouds within me, recognize their significance, understand their nature, and let go of them – allowing myself to float away into the realms of self-exoneration. In life, dark clouds will come and go, but the blue sky is always there within us, always within reach. The blue sky that I had glimpsed within me, beyond the dark clouds, I was told, was the real me. And I always had the power within me to reach in and touch it, which was a comforting thought.