All the Buddhas and all sentient beings are nothing but the One Mind, beside which nothing exists. This Mind, which is without beginning, is unborn and indestructible. It does not belong to the categories of things which exist or do not exist, nor can it be thought of in terms of time, past or future. This pure Mind, the source of everything, shines forever and on all with the brilliance of its own perfection—Huangbo Xiyun (aka Huang Po, 9th century Zen master)
I am so close, I may look distant. So completely mixed with you, I may look separate. So out in the open, I appear hidden. So silent, because I am constantly talking with you—Rumi (13th century Sufi mystic poet)
A human is part of the whole called ‘universe.’ But he experiences himself as separated, an optical delusion of his consciousness—Einstein (20th century physicist)
Consciousness is the source and creator of everything we know…Consciousness is…the only absolute, unquestionable truth.—Peter Russell (21st century physicist)
Two sages and two scientists, far apart in time and culture, all say essentially the same thing. There is only one Reality, and that reality is Divine consciousness. All else in existence is a thought of that One Mind, and is sustained by thought. As Rumi and Einstein point out, all thoughts projected by the One Mind, remains an indivisible part of that mind, including you.
You have the grand privilege of not only being sustained by the thoughts of Source, you also share that consciousness and have the ability to create with your own thoughts. But as Einstein observed, we have chosen to ignore our Oneness with All that Is and cling to thoughts of separation and concepts of duality.
But consciousness is also the vehicle of free will. You are always free to continue choosing separation, but your freedom also includes returning to thoughts of Oneness, returning to Reality!