When we identify ourselves with the sense of personhood, we are much like a wave on the surface of the ocean. Rather than resting in the vast space of pure Being, we have become identified with some kind of passing event, thought, or emotion—perhaps a wave of anger, a particular role in our life, or even our entire sense of personhood. The vastness of Being is like an ocean. Each wave is like a lifetime being played out. Wave is ocean, ocean is ocean, but the wave has forgotten its true oceanic Self. In the play of its rising and falling, the wave dreams that it is separate. In reality “there can be no separation from the vastness of Being. We merely believe we are separate. Yet it is possible to wake up out of that sense of separation in an instant, for the Truth is distanceless.