This started me off realising something inside:
Let us consider the unbounded sky or mirror-like nature of consciousness. We need to be practical. Our first task is to learn to distinguish the mirror-like nature of consciousness from its content, our sense perceptions and thought. When we learn to distinguish consciousness from the states and experiences that color it, we are freed from reactioning to each passing state.
When you think of consciousness in this way, you realise it is not the things reflected in it, and what is reflected in it is the entire sensory state of body and mind.