When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When the time is right, the Timeless One reveals the truth about the illusion of self, matter, time and space. In short order we learn that the self we thought was us never existed at all.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
In the movie comedy Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman plays the role of Michael Dorsey, an out of work actor who lands a role in a television soap opera as a woman—Dorothy Michaels. The ratings of the soap opera grow in popularity and no one is ever aware that Dorothy is really a man. There are many funny scenes in this movie that culminate with Hoffman’s character finally revealing himself for the man that he is! This movie is a wonderful allegory about life and awakening.
What keeps us from waking up is an insistence on believing our thoughts about all the things we think, see, say, and do. They become conditioned to their names, titles, roles, responsibilities, and personal response patterns to people and situations and come to believe that is who they are. This becomes their reality. Little do we realize that the more we hang on to these thoughts the longer we remain confused and obscure a mightier view of self.
Behind the constant stream of thoughts is an observer watching them come and go.This observer is the Timeless One who is unaffected by the drama and emotions of passing thoughts. The Timeless One carefully awaits an opening to provide wisdom, guidance and eventually, a new birth. It is the Timeless One who creates the synchronicities necessary to bring about an awakened state.
When the time is right, the Timeless One reveals the truth about the illusion of self, matter, time and space. In short order we learn that the self we thought was us never existed at all. All those of thoughts and anxieties we held about the world become worthless. Not only were we never inferior to those about us—we never existed at all. All of that thinking was just a programmed set of responses that are swept away once the Timeless One becomes established in us.