New Brain: Awaken to the reality that there is no past and no future; that there is only the present, now and forever.

Old Brain: Right. We've been hearing that forever and no one disagrees.

New: Agreeing with the words is one thing, but seeing the reality is quite another.

Old: Yes, no argument there. Your words ring true.

New: The word is not the thing.

Old: Agreed, but words are what you're using in your attempt to awaken me.

New: You're dreaming and I'm using the stuff of dreams to draw your attention to what you're doing.

Old: Why?

New: Because you're miserable and creating Hell on Earth.

Old: Can't disagree with that.

New: Your agreement makes no difference. Being an agreeable dreamer is no better than being a disagreeable one.

Old: But I'm listening to you. That's better than not listening, isn't it?

New: Not if what I'm saying doesn't penetrate.

Old: And it doesn't, does it?

New: My words might appear to be having little or no effect.

Old: So why, if I'm so agreeable am I so impenetrable?

New: Knowing why won't make any difference. Explanation is useless.

Old: So how can I stop resisting at a deeper level what I embrace on the surface?

New: There's nothing you can do about any of it.

Old: Yet you persist.

New: So long as you persist in dreaming.

Old: And when I stop dreaming your work is done.

New: As far as you're concerned.