it's why in meditation they say to listen to your mind.
they don't say that so that you trick yourself into thinking this collection of ideas you believe to be who you are is God, but so you see your mind's non stop activity, un-identify from it, and let it fade into oblivion like the mirage that it is.
and then you become pure consciousness and you see this is who you have always been and always will be. it's the part that never changes.
you see the "inside" to the "outside" as a spectrum of You, the barrier of perception disappears, and you are the here and now, the eternal moment and it is whatever you chose to be and experience.
the more you believe you are manifest something into a world the more you strengthen separation. you are only releasing the illusion of separation between you and here and now.
this is the only moment. let go. now's the time. let go.