You are not your story. The world between your ears--all those beliefs, concepts, and images that make up this "person" you take yourself to be--is not real. It is just something you have made up. Enlightenment is seeing this. When you, as consciousness, as the witness, if you like, see it, the entire psychological and emotional component of thinking starts to fall away, and your head becomes astonishingly clear, and your heart opens wide. Then you live always, consciously, in the present, but no longer with any limiting sense of an "I" or "me" who lives in the present. You're just here, and you're truly free. It's wonderful!
~~ Jim Dreaver