"What is being spoken of here is not any kind of freedom or emancipation in the life of the character- rather it's about this that already is, regardless of any circumstances. No need for concern then about whether there's an 'I' or not, nor for whether any process is underway, finished or not even started. Your true nature is always Being, and the play will take its own course."
(Nathan Gill, Being, p. 95)
There's a relaxing that occurs when I read these words. All the endless attempts to improve life are abandoned, and it is clear that life needs no improvement. There is still a natural flow towards the good, towards "improvement", but it is not fueled by notions of deficit.
If you are not used to reading books on nonduality, the word "character" in the context of the above passage refers to the limited personal sense of self as a separated mind/body. There is more to us than the "character," there is more to any human being than meets the eye.
"No need for concern" does not mean apathy but equanimity, which is lack of excessive anxiety over the ever-changing circumstances of life. The presence of awareness is something real and alive as the "container" of all the changing content of each moment. The presence of awareness itself is the heart of being alive, and it is inherently peaceful.
The image is from Flickr. Gratitude to Nathan Gill, here is a link to his website:http://www.nathangill.com/
Gratitude to Jan Frazier for her writing about the "container" and the contents in her essay Remembering to Notice, available here:http://www.janfrazierteachings.com/blog/?p=1981#more-1981