MAYA, THE "I AM", AND THE BODY-MIND - PART 13
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.
‘I am’ itself is the world; it contains the entire world, that should be your conviction. Just as in a dream, when you feel that you are awake, but actually you are not and your world at that time is the dream world. Similarly this knowingness (in the waking state) contains this so-called real world; that conviction must come. The truth is that there is no difference between (dream) consciousness and (waking) consciousness, although they appear to be greatly different; all consciousness is one.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj