As I was meditating this afternoon, I had the strangest experience. A little conversation started in my head and two parts of myself that are so often in conflict came together.
Ego: Jewels, you really shouldn't be sitting here, you should get up, there's lots of things you need to do.
Spirit: No, it's alright. I like it here, I'm going to stay here a bit longer.
Ego: I really think you need to get up. Come on, up!
Spirit: Shall we go somewhere instead?
Ego: Go somewhere? Where?
Spirit: I don't know, but let's go anyway.
And, just like that, I had the most incredible sense of release and letting go, as if everything was magically wiped away and there was just me. One whole person, completely free and unhindered by doubt, confusion or time, just sitting on my cushion with nothing that needed to be done and no concern about what was coming next.
P.S. I really did hear this conversation, but not in the sense of an auditory hallucination. It was like those little voices that chatter away, telling you what you have to do and maintaining conversation when you're silent. It was a unique experience, but once they 'went away' it was extremely peaceful.