A man lives in a city. He wakes in the morning, turns on the TV as he gets ready for the day. He dashes out the door (he’s running late). He gets to his car, listens to the news on the radio, takes a couple of calls on his cell phone. He gets to work and for every minute he does something that he thinks of as “work,” he spends at least another checking his email, looking quickly at Facebook, and maybe checking the news.
He gets into an argument at lunch about what should be done somewhere else in the world and who should do it. Angry and distracted, he is frustrated with himself because he swore he was not going to have that same argument today. He goes back to work with the same routine. After work he drops by a bar, has a couple of drinks and decides to stay and watch some of the game. He gets home late and heads to bed.
If you picked the Monk You would be right. If you picked the city man you would be right also. They are both existing in the real world. The man-in-the-city’s life is “real,” it actually happens. But he is distracted all day from everything at hand. He never notices himself breathing unless he’s out of breath. He swallows his food as quickly as possible. Even the beers he has at the bar are as much for the buzz as for the taste.
If the man refrained from these things his friends might taunt him, “What are you? Some kind of monk?”
One More little story, there is a man who lives in a cabin on a mountain side. He spends his days gathering the food he needs to survive. He enjoys the sounds of the wilderness all around him. As he walks into his cabin after a long day collecting mushrooms and turnups, he places his aluminum hat on the shelf by the wood pile. As he starts to cut up his supper, he hears a noise outside. He grabs his hat and his rifle and heads out the door.
“Those darn aliens” he mutters, as he takes a pot shot at a passing airliner flying overhead. “One of these days I’ll bring those spaceships down and I’ll see what a Martian looks like.” He goes back in his cabin. Angry and frustrated he wonders why those aliens keep coming and going all day long. He putters around waiting and wondering when the next ship will fly over his head. He wears an aluminum hat to stop the brain rays of the aliens from distorting his mind.
Then one day the unthinkable happens.
He shoots a plane out of the air killing many people. We all stand back with unbelief as we discover his true intentions. No one knew what the lone hermit had been thinking. He was just a nice man living in the woods all by himself.
I guess you can figure out from the last story which person is not living in the real reality. It is not our day-to-day existence that proves we are living in a real world. The real world is in your mind. It is what is inside of you. If the knowledge you have within you is not true, then no, you are not living in the real world. So, the problem is we have been programmed our entire life. This programming is what we believe to be true about ourselves, our surroundings, and our world.
What we believe to be true comes from the people in our lives, things we see, hear, taste, feel. For the man in the last story, no one knew that for three generations his wilderness family told him of the aliens flying about and trying to control his brain. He was living out his perceived world in his mind. If our parents told us that there was no God or didn’t tell us anything we will most likely believe there is no God or not believe anything. And we would go our merry way with how we preceived the world.
Our extreme western culture programs us into thinking what is right, good, even what is wrong and how to punish those who are wrong. If I would ask you to describe a good-looking person 90% of the people would tell me the same thing, based on what they have been told for years from TV commercials, magazines and social environment. We need to have the right smile, hair, and other factors which excludes most of the population. What is beauty? The conclusion then is that we will never measure up or be beautiful or good-looking. That is far from the truth!
I have only been able to scratch the surface of what the real world really is. I have tried to tell you that the world within your mind and heart has been programed. This programming has not been in your best intrest. Its your Choice to continue and find out who you really are. The Good News is that you can Choose! Finding out who you really are by knowing the truth. Keep tumbling down the rabbit hole with me. I will tell you the truth about the real world within you. Its not what the world tells you it is. So, click on the rabbit hole and go deeper and I will show you how to free your Mind. Please watch the video and enjoy. Thank you for reading!