Reality exists outside of any concepts you have of it.
Reality is immune to any belief—it is empty of theoretical notion, philosophy, politic, policy, rule, regulation or religious ideology.
Reality is THIS < snapping fingers loudly >. It is nothing other than the direct cognition of whatever appears within the contents of one's consciousness.
THIS < snap! > is your true nature, here and now—empty of any mental projections which mind layers onto it, that only distort what you, pure consciousness, are directly perceiving.
Reality needs no translation or interpretation. Any attempt to do so is to lose yourself in the relative—or, that which isn’t real. It must be realized that the relative changes from moment to moment, but you—consciousness—are absolute.
You, consciousness, are forever true.
Abide in the peaceful beauty of that which IS—and realize that you are That. You are not apart from your presence of awareness—you ARE it. Anything that appears within it is merely an impermanent and relative phenomenal manifestation.
Perceive your mind, but do not be bothered by it. Perceive the happenings of the world, but do not be lost within it. Perceive other people, but do not believe they are any different from you. Perceive your creative imagination, but do not believe its creations. Revel in the wonder of the mystery and beauty of the cosmos, but do not be confused by any of its unanswerable questions.
Realize that questions only create more questions, which in turn, only create emotional unrest and dis-ease. Answers can only be found within the absence of the inquiring mind.
As such, reality can only be realized in the silence of your ever-present inner truth.
So, perceive duality, but realize it is not reality—it is merely an illusion, one that shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
The truth is always the formless essence—it is that which remains unspoken, unseen, unheard, untasted, unthought, and is entirely intangible. It is the silence beneath the sound, the space between each breath, the fragrance in the flower, and the sweetness in the sugar.
Alas, all appearances are deceiving; no-thing is what it seems.
And so, it can be realized that all apparent things, ideas, concepts, people, places and problems are unreal in their impermanent appearance; they are transient, they come and go; they transition and change—but the empty space in which they appear, forever remains.
You are That.
You don’t perceive reality—you ARE reality.
Do no think for a moment that you are apart from it. It can only exist within you, as you.
You are pure consciousness—Absolute Reality—the empty and aware presence in which all things appear, in which all experience is known. Know yourself as the peaceful presence of knowing in which the entire universe appears—infinite and unbound.