Any idea of how things are is not how things are.
The only thing standing between you and your true nature is the idea of your true nature.
Any idea is made up of thoughts, all of which come and go in the open empty field of unchanging awareness just as clouds come and go in the open empty field of the unchanging sky.
Set aside any idea of who you think you are – your age, gender, occupation, where you have been, what you have done, where you are going, what you will do. Even set aside any idea of what you think you are doing in this present moment.
When all ideas are set aside and thinking comes to rest, in this silent, still moment between thoughts your true nature is revealed.
Nice idea. You see how easy it is to be seduced by yet another idea of how things are, even if it’s of a profound realization of your true nature as the open empty field of unchanging awareness?
Throw it all out! Even the idea of throwing it out!
Now, quickly, without referring to any thought, any idea, what remains?