“Boy, you gotta carry that weight…a long time” – (from a Beatles song)
Everything is perfect just as it is. There is NO duality in reality.
The ‘story of me’ is a fiction. So-called ‘events’ in the past have no emotional content unless you refer them to the image of ‘me’. This profundity goes un-noticed by ‘members of society’, ‘people’ in general.
Knowing that, knowing that the image of me is just a transient image and that it is the cause of distorted perception, one naturally ceases to refer to it. Why refer to a fiction when what is true is clearly obvious without going to the me of memory? Present evidence does not rely on any past.
There is no actual ‘I’ that expects anything from ‘my past’ or from the so-called ‘me’. A fiction is a fiction. Period!
You are here, now. Where is the boundary to ‘here’. There is none.
Where is the now? Did it have a beginning? The present is the only actuality there is.
Some call this ‘enlightenment’ but I don’t call it anything.
You can call it LIFE.
All the ‘history’ of ‘mankind’ has no existence in the clarity of pure consciousness.
You have to think about ‘the past’ in order for the ‘data’ or information (images and concepts) to re-construct themselves….AS a re-presentation of the ‘past’.
“You CANNOT live a moment in the past. You can recall it”. (Sailor Bob Adamson)
What you recall is a limited ‘re-presentation’ only.
(Most gurus or teachers will have you carrying that weight of ‘trying to become something better’ and that is slavery to belief)