Practical spirituality is about emptying the mind of everything you think you think and think you know. Even one scrap of dualistic thinking will turn the dream into a seeming reality that you're a real person, that there are real people around you, and that there's something really happening in a linear way. None of the dualistic teachings are true; the yin and the yang, the masculine and the feminine, balancing energies. It's all dualistic . . .