As we meditate smartly and expand awareness past our thinky thoughts into The Infinite, the 5th state of consciousness--Witnessing Consciousness--inevitably develops.
It feels like there is this tremendous space in and around us, and that space is amazingly peaceful.
This peace transforms us. It is us.
We begin to see everything within our head for what it is, and break the identification with our stories. We know we're not our thoughts.
There is a freedom in this, and it's also called the first stage of enlightenment, because we have a very real inner experience that shatters our old world view.
And there's always more!