When one starts to learn about Vedanta (the end of the Vedas), one equates the word Maya with money, the material wealth that one possesses. We are informed that this wealth is essential to live in this world but it is not what brings us happiness. We learn that the way to be with the Divine is through acknowledging that Maya is but illusory and our senses maintain this Maya and it is Maya alone that takes us away from the Divine.
As one understands and accepts the knowledge which is within us a bit more, the seeker gains wisdom. Here are some further thoughts for us to reflect on and appreciate the logic of Maya
1. I am likely more than what my senses can appreciate, i.e. if I can appreciate the effect that this world is from, then there should be a single cause (simple law of physics that every effect has a cause)
2. If there is a single cause for what I perceive through my senses then how am I myself perceiving it? this is only logically possible if the cause is within me too?
3. To bring the above two assertions together: I am the Divine (shivoham, I am Shiv)
Just think about this and then rest in peace that you are more than what you perceive. Each and everything that you can perceive is Maya. You and Maya are infinite. Each and every part of this creation has been made by the divine and you are divine with infinite powers to make your own Maya daily through your thoughts, actions and beliefs.
More we accept that we are the divine and offer all our thoughts, actions and beliefs back to the divine, the stranglehold that Maya maintains on us just loosens and our true nature of Truthfulness-Consciousness-Bliss starts to pervade.