We separate each other into groups such as our nation of origin, our race, religion, beliefs, moral behavior and numerous other criteria. All of these labels and groups are meaningless illusions; they are merely names and words made up by human beings. In the face of these illusory differences, it can be difficult, maybe even impossible for some of us to see how or where all of this diversity could possibly come together. When we inquire within ourselves, however, it may become apparent that our differences are illusory and only our timeless essence is real. We are self-shining timeless awareness and everything else we perceive is merely vapor that comes and goes with the passage of time. Our true self is unborn, and never dies.
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