Once I was talking to a well known Advaita "expresser," describing how I was shocked when it seemed that the separate person "came back." The reason for thinking that the "me" was somehow in the picture again was that there was an experiencing of intense emotions and a story started up about "me" and "others" and "my life," etc....
He pointed out that just because all this stuff arose, it didn't mean that there was any separate person at all....why would it? It was just emotion, thought, images, etc. arising - where was this seeming person?
Oh. Uh, yeah. Of course! What the ???!!! was I thinking?
Well, "I" wasn't thinking at all. Thinking happens. It attempts to label, to explain what is happening. That's it. NO PERSON IS DOING IT. Feeling happens. Belief happens. NO ONE IS DOING IT.
No separate person is believing anything. Ever. No separate person is thinking, deciding, choosing. There is no one who can believe, decide or choose.
There may arise a belief that "you" don't get This. That the person is still here. That the Grand Realization hasn't fully happened yet. That some "have" It fully and some don't. That you are "almost there." That there is just an "intellectual understanding."
Sorry, but that is just hogwash. You have got it, my friend. You have more than got it - YOU ARE IT. No matter what arises, there is no possibility that Realization is not. It is. Always. That means even when a belief in a separate person happens......so what? Isn't that just a thought like the millions of other thoughts that arise and fall in WHAT YOU ARE? What you are is not fooled by thought, even when another thought comes in to say that you believe that thought!! Can you see that it is impossible for YOU to believe a thought? It has never happened. Belief has happened, thought has happened, but YOU always know what YOU are.
See that now. Only now. Don't go to the past, it doesn't exist. Right now, can a thought ever be the truth of what you are? Is there any way that YOU could be separate from YOU ever? Ever?
I don't care what is happening: emptiness, unconditional love, seeming separation, anger, peace, boredom or deep sleep. This IS. And YOU are THIS.
Full stop. Period. Over and out. End of story.
Any question or doubt that comes up about this is simply YOU expressing your Infinite Self. No way around it. No matter what arises, you will always, always end up with YOU. Notice how everything appears and dissolves in YOU.
It's done. And it never began.