I have been reading a lot of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s books lately, as well as similar books by others such as Tolle, Hicks, Chopra, and Allen, and I am beginning to contemplate whether or not I am awake or dreaming. I know that I am perceiving this chosen reality and reacting to it with the thoughts of my ego. In a dream, when I know I am dreaming, I can take full control of the events and actions, yet in my ‘waking state’ I am having difficulty in doing this. Apparently I have a very powerful ego that is unwilling to give up the control. Each day I work toward the awareness of true self, but sometimes it feels as though I make no progress. Perhaps trying too hard is creating a barrier. As the Beastie Boys put it, It’s time to just let it flow.