Consciousness has two dimensions : one is that of having and the other is that of being. And there are only two categories of human beings : one who is struggling hard to have more and more, and one who has understood the futility of it and has changed their life into the other direction, the direction of being.
In the world of having you only believe that you have something, but really you don’t have anything. You come alone empty-handed and you go alone empty-handed. And all that happens in between is almost like a dream. It appears to be true, while it is there is appears to be real, but once it is gone then you understand that nothing was really happening. The reality has remained untouched by your dreaming. The world of having is nothing but a world of dreaming.
You cannot have anything except yourself. And all that you have except yourself is deception. It is an illusion. If you are still lost in the dream of having, you are in the world. You may be sitting in a cave in the Himalayas; that makes no difference – the world is still there because the world lives in the very desire to possess. And nobody has ever possessed anything. Only one thing can be possessed and that you already have with you – your own self, your own consciousness.