Not that Self is separate from us,
But that we keep experiencing ego-mind as separate from ourself as Real Self.
Not that the Beloved is outside us,
But that we, thinking we are this false self, exclude ourselves from the Beloved's realm.
Not that we're not already awake,
But that we're only awake to this dream-world surrounding us.
It can seem we're on a ceaseless merry-go-round,
Unless a waking heart draws us to awakening's ever-present beckoning.