Essence of Breema: 15 November, 2022

Rushing water over boulders in a creek at sunrise.

When you’re sitting in a movie theatre, you become so identified with what happens, you forget you’re just watching shapes and colors on a screen. In the same way, we take everything that appears on the screen of our consciousness to be real. We forget about the light that caused those images to appear. We become totally identified with everything we do and our interpretation of it. “I’m good.” “I’m miserable.” “I was wrong.” “I was right.” We get caught in the wheel of identification with ourself. What we think of as freedom is not freedom. Freedom really means becoming free from yourself—from your identification. 

From Seeing Things As They Really Are