Once they sit down in meditation and ask, "Who is struggling?", they realize that from the beginning there was never really any problem. In a true sense this is the only solution that helps us. Everything else is just a band-aid that gives us a false sense of liberation for a short while. How many times have we tried these temporary fixes and solutions? Are we exhausted yet? If everybody on the planet, including the politicians, businessmen, and religious leaders, started working toward this realization, then the world would immediately be a peaceful place. People would be much more generous and kinder toward each other.
When all the layers of false identity have been stripped off, there is no longer any version of that old self. What is left behind is pure consciousness. This is our original being. That is our true identity. Our true nature is indestructible. No matter whether we are sick or healthy, poor or wealthy, it always remains divine and perfect as it is. When we realize our true nature, our life is transformed in a way we could not have imagined before. We realize the very meaning of our life and it puts an end to all the searching right there.
--from No Self, No Problem, by Anam Thubten, edited by Sharon Roe, published by Snow Lion Publications