We are living in a haze, a drama, a dream-like state. We are trapped in a personal narrative, a collection of thoughts that seem to be woven together, creating the story of "I". In this net of thought there are knots. You feel stuck, anxious, afraid. But in this fear, if confronted head on, there is freedom. Freedom from the very concept of you. Freedom from the known. With the acceptance and movement with the unknown, with life, there is what some may call Nirvana. "You" don't have to do anything. In fact, "you" cannot. That is the frustration. We believe to be this central "I". The experiencer to experience, when all there is is experience. The two are not separate. You are not separate. "You" cannot do anything for there is no static "you" controlling the moment. This moment, this life, this is uncontrollable. Surrender to it. The "I" claims authority and ownership to events, or really, motions/vibrations that occur, right now. This creates a split world, an inside and an outside. You are seemingly inside, watching a foreign world whizzing by right in front of you. But that is you. What you see/experience is who you are. And it is always here. You can never not be experiencing. Nothing is or can be outside the realm of consciousness. In this mental concept of you and the world you see, it makes this moment, which is all there is, seem like a split-second, a sliver in the grand scheme of experience and time. Time is a tool, just like the mind. It only exists relative to an observer. Just like the sun appearing to rise and set, if seen from outer-space, it is continuously shining in a stationary position. "Outside" the narrative of the self, there is no time. There is only now. But when the now becomes a sliver in time, stuck somewhere in-between the past and the future, life is terribly frustrated.

There is a difference between deep thought and mindless thought. Most of the time, our minds are wandering sporadically, endlessly, without us even noticing. The key is to become aware of these thoughts when they arrive and watch them as they leave. Be fully aware of what arises in the field of consciousness. Thought is not something you should avoid, or even can avoid. It is there, it is a feature, a flip to it all, but don't get lost in what it is presenting. Just like when dreaming, there is a story going on that you take part in, get lost in. However, there is the ability to "wake up" from this story when inside of the dream and become lucid. A fully conscious dream in-which you have the ability to do anything you wish. Right now, you have the opportunity to wake up from the dream of you. This is our destiny, to awaken from the illusion of the self and to return to the Self. To what is. It is the hardest and easiest thing one can do. This is the blossoming of consciousness, it is happening inside us all. There is no time to wait, in fact, there is no time. All there is is now. And right now, you have the ability to have a radical revolution of the psyche. Transcendence of the ego is the next step in human evolution. Return to where you are. This is what the world needs. Stop trying to change the world and instead change yourself. The outer reflects the inner and the inner reflects the outer. Stop whatever you are doing and sit with yourself. Stop the distractions. Sit with the emptiness inside. Sit with the pain. Sit with the joy. Sit with whatever is. Sit and be still. ...[Continue reading on Ericsglobalconnection]