Inspired by a story that Buddha told often.
5 idiots passed through a village, carrying a boat on their heads. "Why are you carrying such a heavy boat?" asked the villagers. "There were many dangers on the other side of the shore. There were dangerous wild animals on that side. This boat brought us to safety. No, we cannot let it go.".
But there comes a time (after many many years of practice) we have to focus on the essence - to be a witness, to be aware.
Source: Meditation, the first and last freedom. by Osho