“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation; all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.” ~ Christopher McCandless.
“It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found.” ~ God, it’s great to be alive!.” ~ Christopher McCandless; American hiker and itinerant traveler.
Reality for humankind is a fickle phenomenon, since we are bound to time and all change. We seem to be our worst enemies, as people follow thoughts of anger, pain, pleasure, jealousy, happiness, violence, hatred, love, and the rest we go through daily; thus, we all feel these, but realities change for the untrained mind only, as one day is beautiful, the next ugly, one moment is joyous, the next not so much. Because most people search for reality in the outer environment, they find these erratic changes and they themselves are tied to these false realities created by their own physical senses.
But the essence of reality is one, unchangeable, incorruptible by human physical senses or outer environment experiences; and so we are one, a big family of universal Oneness, because the reality itself is one, but it can only be experienced if you look beyond the world of distorted thought-forms.
But indeed it feels miserable when people believes that this is it, that they are tied without escape to economic fluctuations, to their neighbors’ hatred, to a president who only cares about his own legacy of power, to illness and death, and the sickening realities that go on and on like eternal torture.
What is the outer world but if not a reflection of you inner world..?? What is your mind but if not everything in life for you…?? Everything you touch, see, hear, experience in any way with your conscious mind makes your superficial reality. Everything is translated by your brain; thus, you do not really know what is out there, but you know what your brain tells you is out there. This is the enslaving reality of the unwise masses of the world who follow this same confusing “reality.”
The wise sage looks within, finds the unchangeable, formless, eternal reality within himself.
As Buddha wisely says, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
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