"Whatever happens, happens by itself. All this is the show, or the expression, of consciousness – the nature of it is change. It is the dance of the conscious presence. There are so many ways in which consciousness entertains itself, many different forms, abilities, capacities are functioning, but the functioning is merely to entertain itself. When it is tired, it rests in sleep, when awake it needs some kind of entertainment, some movement, some doing. They are all appearances in consciousness; each will last according to its own duration, but basically, nothing that happens has any validity or importance."
Nisargadatta Maharaj, Prior to Consciousness, January 27, 1981