-Whatever you place your Attention upon WILL expand in your experience … but ‘its still just a dream’.
-Whatever plans or visions or goals you have achieved can feel very real, very tangible experiences … but ‘they are still just dreams’.
-Whatever possessions, accomplishments, credentials, or growth you may have acquired during your lifetime can seem like who you have become … but ‘they are still just dreams’.
-Your name, your sex, your age, your health status, your culture, your beliefs, your physical appearance may appear to define who the world sees you as … but ‘all of this is still just a dream’.
Nothing you can do or accomplish or manifest in this world has any more reality than the dream it is. To the extent that you cling to these things as your reality is the degree to which the dream holds you as a prisoner. But the prison, the person and the dream is NOT real … ‘its still just a dream’.
YOU are the SELF … there ‘is’ nothing but the SELF and everything that seems to be happening is occurring as a dream ‘within’ the ONE SELF.
HOW SUFFERING LEADS TO FREEDOM” - The Transition out of Deep Sleep to Liberation - by John McIntosh