“God breaks open the heart again and again until it stays open.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan I never understood this quote until now. There’s something deeply destructive in suffering – it keeps destroying that which needs to be let go of – until like falling petals that reveal the center, the heart at its core […]
“I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me”. ~ Isaac Newton
Is there such a thing as a true reality – perhaps the whole world is a dream or a dance of consciousness dreaming itself alive?
We are surrounded by illusions, and perhaps the greatest illusion of them all is what we think is reality – what we perceive with our five senses. The vast illusion is that life happens around us. Really our experience of life is driven by a multitude of unconscious and subconscious processes that affect every thought, feeling, belief and perception we have ever had.
We are creators, not victims of our experience.
No feeling we ever had was actually a direct result of the experience we had. This is the illusion.
Our consciousness filters though what is reality, and feeds us with what we perceive and then experience as our reality. Our minds focus on what we as a human being considers relevant.
What is really “reality”?
Merely conditioning, based on beliefs? Or something more?
“A human being is a part of a whole—called by us ‘universe’—a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Einstein
Are we real? Are we even capable of seeing what is real?
The real reality is within. What we see is an illusion, and only reflects what our brain is capable of showing via its own mechanisms. Technically and physiologically speaking, we’re unable to see the truth that we live in an illusion that can equally imprison or free set us free.
We can master our consciousness and begin to co-create our perception of reality via gaining perspective on what makes experiences seem real.
This is like awakening from the matrix.
What will you swallow – the blue pill or the red pill?
Through the fog of illusion, there is an answer.
The choice is yours…