Think of this process like a door (our ego) and the empty space of a keyhole (reality).
Say we want to take cake to the room on the other side of the door. We can either push the cake through the keyhole, demolishing it entirely and taking the stance that there is no way to the other side that is not destructive, or we can open the door and remove our ego from the path and pass through without obstacle.
Over the past seven weeks, we have encountered our ego repeatedly. What we feel is a certainty. What we can and cannot do and this will never change. Hopefully you have been keeping track of your experiences in your notebook. Looking back over these weeks, you should notice that certain things that seemed to be a certainty in the beginning, have changed.
Take some time during your meditation to look at these changes and how they happened. What kept you bound to that perspective and what set you free from it? When you have settled into this, broaden your view and place it over the rest of your life.
What do we feel bound by? What chains have we shackled ourselves with that can be undone?
Make sure to note what you come up with and present them in discussion or send them to me with your questions.
The path is only obscured by what we put on it.