When we become established in the changeless aspect of our Self we will no longer be affected by the changing conditions of our body, mind and feelings. Outwardly we live in the play of the pairs of opposites, which come and go, live and die, feel good and feel bad. Inwardly we can become established in the never-changing consciousness that is our Self. That is the still witness, without attributes, actionless, without change, beyond time, beyond causation, beyond space, transcendental.
We are both the changing aspect of life and the changeless aspect of life. But we have lost our experience and connection to the changeless aspect and have become foundationless. Experiencing this changeless aspect is our dharma. Dharma is that which upholds our evolution and expands the experience of knowing the Self. Knowing the Self is the expansion of consciousness because the Self is consciousness.
This is a process of going from limited to unlimited, going from individual mind to cosmic mind, going from only relative knowledge to complete relative and absolute knowledge as one. When we live in only the relative aspect of life, in the pairs of opposites, life is filled with obstacles and resistance. Living with the inclusion of the Absolute aspect of life, with the experience of the witness, the Self, we become the fullness of all intelligence and power.
This is an incremental experience for most of us; a step by step path to fullness. Each moment, each day, each week we evolve into more realization of who we are. This is the importance of living our dharma. Life never remains steady. It is either evolving or entropically devolving into chaos. We decide in each moment. In each moment we create our future as more or less fullness, more or less consciousness, more or less intelligence and power.