– quoting Jed McKenna –

To realize that you are dreaming is all that is needed

To awaken is really nothing more than the process of waking up from the dream. The dream is very convincing when you are in it, but isn’t a dream the same way? This reality is the dream. To awaken is to inquire and seeing what’s really true, and to do what we have to become progressively less asleep.

Nisargadatta Maharaj wrote,

You create the world in your imagination like a dream… As long as you give reality to dreams, you are their slave. See all as a dream and stay out of it…. “Treating everything as a dream liberates.

When you see your dream as a dream, you wake up…. You need not bring your dream to a definite conclusion, or make it noble or happy or beautiful; all you need is to realize that you are dreaming.

Adyashanti directly suggest,

“Don’t try to change the dream. Be aware of the dream. Become more interested in the awareness of the dream than in the dream itself. “

The dream doesn’t have to be change to wake up. Nothing has to happen to the dream, it makes no difference, only waking is necessary.

Nisargadatta Maharaj wrote,

“The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world and stop looking for a way out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all or none of it and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs to be done.

Truth realization means getting out of the dream altogether. There’s not one single thing that matters about the dream except that you’re in a dream. Wake up!

You are sleep and you can wake up

This is your show. It’s your universe. There’s no one else here, just you, and nothing is being withheld from you. You are completely on your own. Everything is available for direct knowing. No one else has anything you need. No one else can lead you, pull you, push you or carry you. No one else is necessary to your success. It cannot be simpler –you are asleep and you can wake up. If you understand that, you’ll understand that it’s the best news you could possible receive.

Behold! The way is open unto thee.

Row, row, row your boat,
 Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.