Awakening is the beginning of the end of the egoic mode of consciousness, the belief in being a separate entity. Once we have peered through the veil of duality, and the subject-object divide, we see only oneness. We see that every form is seamlessly connected in an interdependent play of opposites. We see that our essential being is all-that-is. . In the knowing that the ego is an illusion, we feel liberated from mind-made suffering for good, not because we made efforts in order to attain this state, but because it is our natural and essential state of being. Being free of suffering is effortless. It was actually more of an effort to create the illusion of suffering in the first place. . We come to see that the search for happiness, the avoidance of emotional pain and wandering in ignorance, was all a dream. We have always been the source of happiness, it was not in some far away destination to be attained via the acquisition of an object, relationship or event, it was always here and now within our very sense of being. . The mind creates a veil of desire and fear which can cause our attention to become identified with its projections because they seem so convincing and significant to our personality. Our projections tally up with the self-image that we identify with, so we fail see to see them as delusions, and therefore, to decline their offerings in order to transcend their grip. But this is all still within the dream. If you can see this happening, if you can watch this play impassively, impartially, knowing that you are independent of it, you are free from its influence. . Nothing can fundamentally harm what we are, because we are the substance of the dream. Waking up is inevitable, because the dreamer is more fundamental than the dream. The dream can only appear as such for a limited time, but we transcend time entirely, because time is but another dream within our timeless presence. Realising imperturbable happiness is inevitable, because it is what we are, timelessly.