I had a dream last night that I was in the presence of a very advanced and enlightened being. He was a buddhist, but not in Vajrayana - I think it was one of the older schools which dealt more with the mind than the body. He didn't say a single word to me or really anything more than just went about his day. It was a very human experience. But on the other hand, I felt an otherworldly presence within him. We were like this for a while, he seemed to empathize with me a lot regarding the difficulties of celibacy - and how he also struggled with it in his training. But primarily he felt like I should concentrate my efforts on experiencing Emptiness within - space - the freedom of liberation. The different phenomena that arose, the abilities, etc... were all fairly insignificant compared to enlightenment. I wasn't very receptive to that idea haha and so I didn't think much about the dream when I woke up. But today during meditation, I felt completely empty for some reason! I could barely even feel my ball. It was like shedding 200 lbs. I just felt so free, the wind whipped around my body and it felt like it was circulating around a pure space with form. Just free from all the heaps and piles of tension, anger, filth, density, etc... it was incredible but fleeting. And the second I'd try to concentrate on it, it would recede . It just felt good, man. It felt like shedding a heavy old jacket I'd been carrying for ages, the relief was amazing...and I know that's just the faintest shadow of what liberation truly feels like. I don't think most people realize just how...heavy...they are. How many layers upon layers of "themselves" they are carrying and maintaining with every breath. I certainly didn't. Anyway, I hope you're all having a nice day .