You are present, here and now, but “here” is not a place located in space, and “now” is not found in time.
Both are merely ideas created by mind that are perceived within you, the presence of awareness that you truly are.
Awareness isn’t inside you, the person. The person is inside you, awareness—just as the person across from you is, as is your car, your dog, your home, your family, your s0-called enemies, the ocean, the mountain, the trees—everyone, everywhere.
The entire universe exists within you, as you—awareness. Absolutely everything is a self-contained creation within consciousness, of which you are self-aware.
You are the entire field of awareness in which all of “your” perceptions appear. But “you” are not limited to the confines of the body-mind that you perceive yourself to be. You, awareness, are everything, everywhere. You are universal. You, awareness, are the fabric of all creation. You, awareness, are the Ultimate Reality.
No longer limit yourself to the duality that’s perceived by mind.
Without you, consciousness, nothing would exist.
Contemplate the nature of your own experience. There is nothing that has ever appeared outside of your awareness. Everything happens within it. Awareness has no edges. It has no limits. It has no characteristics other than absolute formless emptiness.
With each turn of the head, reality appears as awareness, in awareness.
Wherever you are, whenever you are, you, awareness, is all there truly is. With every blink of the eye, the illusion of the world disappears and reappears. All of it happening, within you, awareness. And so, all that can ever truly be known is the here and now, whose totality is always this present-moment presence of awareness. It is never not this.
And this is what it means to know your Self.
Awareness is your Self, and you are all there truly is. You are everything, and yet… nothing.
When I say “you”, you might keep thinking that I’m referring to your personal self. But the personal self is merely a concept of mind that you’ve been taught and conditioned with, that you’ve always assumed to be true.