It seems that the path to realisation of the Self passes through some tricks of our mind...
Imagine a human who believes he is a rock. For all his life he says that to himself; the others around him also call him a rock and also they all believe they are rocks themselves; for generations and generations its been like that; all the things around, the communities organisations, the way they move (or not), behave,...everything makes all of them reaffirm to themselves that they are rocks.
But then, someone comes and say, or something happens that makes him realise deeply that he is not a rock, but a human! That person at first will be so happy to realise who he actually was for all this time...he will discover new things about himself that he didn't know or that he ignored, he will be able to walk, to speak, to jump...
But after that first moment of realisation, he will start going back to his habits as a rock, and even if he knows and experienced that he is actually a human, he will inevitably assume rocky attitudes, perhaps still for a long time until he starts finally being and behaving like who he always was: a human. Afterwards, he spent his entire life creating habits as a rock, behaviour as a rock, believing he was a rock and everybody around him saying he was a rock and thinking they themselves were rocks. Everything around him makes him believe he is a rock. So, perhaps it will take years for him to not only know that he is a human, but to BE a human 100% of time. Perhaps he won't have enough life time to be able to BE human, to BE what he always was. Or maybe he will. Maybe he will simply start being a human, being himself...
Having had once that glimpse of (SELF)realisation of what he IS in fact, that mark will be with him forever. It will stay there, in the back of his mind, even if he decides ignoring it.
Usually, once in contact with Truth, you will never forget Truth.
Realisation of the Self passes through the same path... We've been always believing we are just this matter. When in fact we are THAT: infinite, timeless, nothingness.
...and the truth about that is soooo simple, it's just: "that's what you are. Trust it. Be it."
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