We are influenced by the presence, or the absence, of things, sounds, and experiences. We seek the One who gives us this awareness of presence and absence. The One we call God gives us both aspects. We are in the human form and can enjoy both without being influenced by either. Our awareness is on the being, or the real I. What can we do to reach this state? Knowledge or wisdom is required. For example, a gold bar can become a ring, bracelet, or a chain. When it is melted, it goes back to being a gold bar. We are all the same, our beings are like gold, our individualities like gold ornaments. Spend time in silence to realize this. — Satish Daryanani