“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time. You are deathless, living in a body of death. Your consciousness knows no death, no birth, it is only your body that is born and dies, but you are not aware of your consciousness. You are not conscious of your consciousness, and that is the whole art of meditation; becoming conscious of consciousness itself.” ~ Osho
Opening the Third Eye is directly related to the 6th chakra; the psychic chakra, located on the middle of the forehead above the brows. It is closely associated with the "pineal" gland. The pineal gland id dormant in most people,as is the true 3rd eye. French Philosopher Rene Descartes believed the pineal gland to be "the seat of the soul" where mind and body met.
The Pineal Gland is the seat of Divine Consciousness. It is the connection to all that is and ever has been. Within this gland all illusions fade and truth of light is shown. It is the site of your Third Eye which is located between your two physical eyes. The metaphysical qualities or attributes of the Seventh Chakra include link with the Higher Self, ability to access the Akashic Records (Book of Life), and spirituality.