It’s only the separate self that feels challenged by an uncomfortable situation. That feels resistance, frustration, fear, anxiety, anger, and hate.
It’s only the separate self that needs to be right.
It’s only the separate self that needs to hear things in the correct tone of voice.
It’s only the separate self that thinks others are projecting their thoughts and feelings onto them.
It’s only the separate self that feels put upon and misunderstood.
It’s only the separate self, the thought that says, ‘I am this, I am that,’ that sees itself as separate, divided from the outside world of others and things.
And yet when we look in earnest for this separate self, our experience shows us that there isn’t one.
A separate self cannot be found, yet we live our lives under its spell.
Self-esteem is shattered or aggrandized, relationships are overly possessive or torn apart, wars are waged, and senseless destruction, internal and external, prevails, and all on behalf of a non-existent entity.
See the truth, the truth of your own experience, that there is no self – only fleeting thoughts, emotions, sensations, and perceptions – and therefore no other. No inside. No outside. All that can be found is limitless consciousness, the source of all experience.
Our true identity is this limitless consciousness, this one and only limitless consciousness. Our essential nature is that of boundless and loving openness. We have nothing to achieve, nothing to fear, and no belief to cling to. We, you, I, are free.