My experience is that I see who I really am, here and now, and at the same time I am aware of being Richard – and other levels of myself too, such as being English, or planetary… This is the private AND the public. Both go together. The private is my direct experience of myself, the public is hearsay, what others say I am, what I see in the mirror… But I act as if the public is real – at its own level. This is having your cake and eating it. I am the One appearing as Richard… or, I am Richard whose true Self is the One.
– Richard Lang on the Headless Blog