Are we the wave or the ocean? In human form, human needs must be fulfilled... does this make us just the form? We are consciousness itself, modified by our beliefs, identified with them through the mind. We have never been the body or the mind, believing otherwise is maya - a dream, delusion. We interpret our experience through these modifications, we suffer because we protect our beliefs, want to advance that which we identify as. We are that which all arises in, the very ocean itself, but the wave must die. Only when we allow ourselves to let go of all we think we are can we discover what we really are.