Objective Reality

The key is in pursuing objective reality. If we do not seek this first and foremost then we do not need anyone else to imprison us because we imprison ourselves. By failing to seek neutrality and healthy detachment from our perspective and our own emotions we are subject to becoming trapped by beliefs and hypnotized by our own state of mind. Our mind then becomes our enemy rather than our greatest asset. If we take an inventory of all the distractions that are making us feel lost, this is an excellent place to begin. If we find ourselves wanting to run back to self-soothe our discomforts through those same anxieties, we are at then at a starting place to question why we keep wanting to feel lost and stuck, in fear and helpless.

Objective reality entails rising above. What this means is viewing everything for what it truly is. The truth is it is not about political ideologies, religious beliefs, education, or job titles. We are souls and we are trapped. If we do not rise above what separates us now, we will be a civilization spoken about in great myths of the future. Regardless of what we choose, we will be an example. Do we choose to be a cautionary tale or an epic saga of great triumph?

If you tune out all of the distractions now, you will feel the sunbeams, or the briskness of cold against your skin, you will hear the birds indifferent to your sorrow, you will see that your phone will not feed you and the silence speaks the truth. What can you do today to shine the light that is trapped regardless of the reception? How can you stand in surety of your knowledge of self which is to be free to love and laugh no matter who challenges this? Distraction, confusion, manipulation are adversaries and should be viewed as such. What can you create today, how can you love today, how can you become the silence?

External Guidance

Among all ailments of the human experience is the desire to place emphasis on external factors. This includes how others may help us, hurt us, or guide us. We not only seek answers to the most basic questions but also are easily influenced by the smallest external stimuli. It takes work to embrace curiosity. It takes dedication to ask yourself why you are having a particular experience, emotion, or relationship. Especially when most often these involve recurring similarities in outcome or feeling. When we look for others to provide us with answers we seek because we deny our own power to do so, we can be led down any path, even if the path is not what is good for us.

The answers we seek are within, but it is hard to know what is within with too much external stimuli. When we are constantly being fed information through television, cell phones, work environment and we are expected to stay “in the know,” we do not have the silence necessary to look within. Even meditation has been apprehended by capitalism with artificial intelligence and hypnosis. We cannot seem to sit with ourselves for even 5 minutes.

After a prolonged period of time we get further away from knowing how to tap into what is within and so begin to increasingly avoid even attempting it, because it begins to feel too hard. This is why many struggle to even spend time alone, because even starting to dive into what that means and what is going on within feels too difficult and uncomfortable. People don’t know where to start so they rush to distract themselves from this reality with misaligned relationships, inebriation, or other easy distractions; Because who they really are is what is external to them now. But once you make the commitment to choose to discard everything that you have learned you gain much.

There is a reason for fasting. Fasting from food, sex, media, and other attachments allows you to see that you are a divine incarnation with much capability and power, that you create your environment, and are not a victim of it. If you are distracted indefinitely however you will never realize it.

Chasing success at the expense of our internal world is the old paradigm. When we do that, we end up competing for a slot as a slave to someone else that has more successfully ignored their inner world. This is not to say that you can only have one or the other, but unfortunately the reality is that most are pushed in today’s culture to choose.

Choose wisely and be brave.

If you cannot sit in silence for one minute, then sit there for ten. Show up everyday until you can. Or you can live a life of excuses, it is your life after all. Or is it?