Saturday, October 28, 2017

You create your experience!


We’re all fools, all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool then too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly. – Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

This post is about creating our own reality and it is going to give you the big secret to life. Do you remember, you've been told since childhood that being a grown-up is awesome? And maybe now that you're an adult, you're still waiting for the awesome part. So here I am to deliver it to you.

Okay let start, the modern spiritual teaching said that you create your own reality and that you are what you are believing. Nevertheless, this saying has been part of our culture for thousands of years now, from The Buddha to the present...

What you dwell upon you become. - The Buddha
It is done unto you as you believe. - Jesus Christ
Whatever a person’s mind dwells on intensely and with firm resolve, that is exactly what he becomes. - Shankaracharya
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. - Talmud
We become what we think about all day long. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can dream it you can do it. - Walt Disney
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill
Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
You see it when you believe it. - Wayne Dyer
Remember, you are co-creating your life with the energy of your own intentions. - Oprah Winfrey

Let’s get this thing straight. You do not create your own reality! Period. Your power of thoughts does not create anything. The positive thinking does not manifest things in front of your eyes, your visualization and dreaming are not going to get you what you want.

However, you do create your EXPERIENCE of reality. Your thoughts about your world create your experience of YOUR reality. This distinction is critical, and far too often it’s ignored in favor of the far more attractive idea of being in control of reality by the power of thoughts.

Let repeat, you actually create your experience. The creation happens always in the present moment. You are responsible for your daily moments. There is no past or future but only the present.

It is important that you realize that you are not at the mercy of the universe, that you are not at the mercy of the world, anything or anyone. All events are neutral and you give them meaning and by doing so you create your experience, your reality.

You're getting older and you're not so comfortable about it. You still feel on the inside very much like a teenager. The fact of the matter is you don't know how to grow up, and it seems like everyone around you already has. Take, for example, the whole thing about the career. You are running after career, you want to take the opportunity become the boss, manager, senior analyst or whatever you're striving for ...

The part of that success is the experience of spending on average one to two hours a day commuting: car, train, bus... work in the office from eight until six: watching the clock, wishing the morning away so you could go to lunch, wishing the afternoon away so you could go home. And at home, you collapse on a couch watching shitty CNN until you start snoring. Ha, the weekends are actually worse because that's when everything that didn't get done during the week had to be done. You know, the kid's stuff.

That became your experience, your reality. Your vision of success is related to happiness. However, are you satisfied? You are never happy, always busy, looking, preparing for the next big thing. I'm feeling your pain, because just like you, once I was going after so many things: my career and education, personal and spiritual development, my relationships, health, and wellness. Just like you, I had some short fun between long states of sorrows!

But I stopped running. Living consciously is actually living in the present moment. I don't give a shit for superficial goals. You don't get it? Okay, you see, you have a lot to do, it is often hard for you to know what to do first. When you spend most of your time in one area like your career, you are feeling out of balance so you do not have time for the present moment.

Surely, the memory of an event cannot pass for the event itself. Nor can the anticipation. There is something exceptional, unique, about the present event, which the previous, or the coming do not have. There is a livingness about it, an actuality; it stands out as if illuminated. There is the ‘stamp of reality’ on the actual, which the past and the future do not have.

What gives the present that 'stamp of reality’?

There is nothing peculiar in the present event to make it different from the past and future. For a moment the past was actual and the future will become so. 

What makes the present so different? 

Obviously, my presence. I am real for I am always now, in the present, and what is with me now shares in my reality. The past is in memory, the future - in imagination.

There is nothing in the present event itself that makes it stand out as real. It may be some simple, periodical occurrence, like the striking of the clock. In spite of our knowing that the successive strokes are identical, the present stroke is quite different from the previous one and the next - as remembered, or expected.

A thing focused in the now is with me, for I am ever present; it is my own reality that I impart to the present event.

But we deal with things remembered as if they were real?

We consider memories, only when they come into the present The forgotten is not counted until one is reminded - which implies, bringing into the now.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj, I am That

You are your greatest enemy. You doubt, complicate life, cloud your mind with unimportant thoughts and negativity, you punish yourself, hate yourself and then feel sorry for yourself because you create the experience that your life is a living hell. Fuck it, life is tough for everyone. The richest of the rich have problems. The poorest of the poor have problems.

If you realize that you create your experience of your world through your thoughts and desires, then you have learned the most important aspect of reality - the world does not actually exist. This is what you have been set out to learn in current life. As I have told you, you create your experience and what you're going to do with this truth it is up to you.


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