yes, being with one’s self 24/7 is the goal, it is the journey, not a destination. awareness of this is beyond time and location. The ability to suspend time by opening one’s consciousness to connect one moment to the next without being caught up in space is the goal. It is achieved by connecting the emptiness of one moment to the next, of expanding one’s presence beyond the galaxy into the universe. When one understands the principle of impermanence one sees the space between the atoms which constitute matter, one sees the presence of the energy which lives between atoms, one gains the freedom of understanding emptiness lives in all inorganic matter and in all organic beings. when we understand that prana or life-force is the energetic glue which connects every atom in the universe, one becomes connected.
If we think of our egos as being the switch which separates our drop of water from the ocean in which we exist, then switching off the switch allows us to become one with the ocean and instantly in contact with every other drop integrating our individuality with the plurality which is the ocean.
For those interested in Buddhist cosmology I make reference to this wikipedia text below:
- 2.1.1 Formless Realm (Ārūpyadhātu)
- 2.1.2 Form Realm (Rūpadhātu)
- 2.1.3 Desire Realm (Kāmadhātu)