For me it was like an epiphany once I realized that we’re creating our reality and essentially our existence by what we think, moment by moment, every single day.
This comes by way of all the belief systems, stories, and subtle impressions that seep into our mind from the world around us on a daily basis.
Our entire world is a creation of our thoughts, and what we spend our time thinking about.
It’s true that the world around us has a direct effect on us.
For example, when I look back to how I was when I was a child, I was so young and innocent, compared to how I am today (along with most grownups).
As adults, I feel like we have so many problems and hangups, because we’ve picked up and adopted so many false beliefs about the world around us.
Our mind and our perception has become blurred and distorted.
Think about it, in the beginning, all children live in a totally free, unadulterated state of being, a state of oneness and pure truth.
They see the world as beautiful, enchanted and truly unlimited.
Children don’t judge everything like adults do. Children are free and accept the world and all the people and beings in it for what it is.
Here’s what happens though, as we age and start to grow up and learn the ways of the world, through our friends, peers, TV and our parents, and the society at large, we learn the “correct way to be” in school, we also learn that daydreaming and playing is “just for kids”, and it’s time to grow up.
Another thing that happens is we become socialized into the human community, while becoming alienated and disconnected from the larger web of life of living, non human beings.
But once we grow up and start to become aware, it becomes clear that we are each responsible for our own growth and conscious evolution.
We create our own reality.
Because our thoughts are beyond powerful.
I’ve come realize that although knowledge is such a great tool to continue our personal growth and transformation, and maybe even enlightenment, what seems clear to me is that it’s a continuous practice of letting go of all of thoughts as much as we can in order to step fully into our primal state of being and oneness with all that is in the universe.
When we’re in a state of no mind, this is our most expansive and infinite state of being.
It’s the space between the thoughts and words, where all thinking ceases to exist.
It’s in these moments when we can lose ourselves to the cosmic flow and beauty of life, and smile while it unfolds.